Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Finals Week 1 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Port Adelaide Power vs Brisbane Lions free AFL footy tips, predictions and preview- Can the Lions be stopped at the GABBA?

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide H2H Prediction

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Tips

  • The Lions have won the past four at the GABBA between the two sides by an average margin of 28.5 points.

  • Zak Butters has had 30+ disposals in his past six matches.

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  • Darcy Wilmot has had 15 or more disposals in his past 12 matches.
  • Hugh McCluggage has had 20+ disposals in his past 10 matches.
  • Connor Rozee has had 25+ disposals in eight of his past nine matches, he had 24 in the other.
  • Lachie Neale has averaged 27 disposals in his past four matches.
  • Zak Butters is averaging 27.5 disposals this season.
  • Lincoln McCarthy has kicked eight goals in his past five matches against the Power.
  • Joe Daniher has kicked seven goals in his past three matches against Port.

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Match Details

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Competition: AFL
πŸ—“ Date: Saturday September 9
⏰ Time: 7:25pm (AEST)
🏟 Stadium: GABBA    

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide 2023 Form (last five matches)

Lions (LWWWW)

  • R20: Gold Coast 96-55 Brisbane Lions
  • R21: Fremantle 74-77 Brisbane Lions
  • R22: Brisbane Lions 99-93 Adelaide
  • R23: Collingwood 100-124 Brisbane
  • R24: Brisbane 72-60 St Kilda

Power (LLWWW)

  • R20: Adelaide 112-65 Port Adelaide
  • R21: Geelong 97-85 Port Adelaide
  • R22: Port Adelaide 136-85 GWS Giants
  • R23: Fremantle 58-74 Port Adelaide
  • R24: Port Adelaide 94-63 Richmond

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R1 2023: Power 126-72 Lions
  • R1 Β  2022: Lions 80-69 Power
  • R7 Β  2021: Lions 93-44 Power
  • R5 Β  2020: Lions 85-48 Power
  • R17 2019: Power 49-97 Lions

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Preview

Brisbane head into the GABBA clash as favourites and will be hard to beat at their home ground, where they are undefeated in 2023.

The Lions tuned up for finals with a 12 point win over St Kilda, a margin that could have been more were it not for some inaccurate goal-kicking. Chris Fagan’s side booted 9.18 and will need their radar on if they are to take this out.

Both sides won 17 of their 23 regular season games with the Lions eclipsing the Power due to their superior percentage. Port Adelaide won 13 games in a row at one stage before dropping four on the trot. They closed out with three wins, including a 31-point defeat over Richmond in Round 24.

Connor Rozee and Zak Butters both had 30+ disposals in that match, while goals were shared between Francis Evans, Willie Rioli, Sam Powell-Pepper and Ollie Lord. Rozee and Butters take on a Brisbane midfield that boast the likes of Lachie Neale, Jarrod Berry and Hugh McCluggage.

I suspect it is inside the Lions forward 50 where this game will be won or lost and the Lions have plenty of options up forward with Joe Daniher, Charlie Cameron, Eric Hipwood and Cam Rayner among the targets.

The winner of this match advances to a Preliminary Final, while the loser will face the winner of the St Kilda and GWS Giants match up for a sudden death encounter next weekend.

Power vs Lions Stats

  • Brisbane have won four of their past five against Port Adelaide.
  • Both sides won 17 of their 23 home and away games in 2023.
  • Port Adelaide won the last game between the two sides, which was in Round 1 at the Adelaide Oval.
  • Brisbane rank 3rd for goals scored in 2023, Port Adelaide are 4th.
  • The Lions rank 16th for total disposals, the Power are 18th.

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