Port Adelaide vs Carlton Round 22 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Port Adelaide vs Carlton Tips

Port Adelaide battle it out against Carlton at Adelaide oval on Saturday afternoon.

Port Adelaide vs Carlton Tips, Preview & Predictions

Port Adelaide Power vs Carlton Blues free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Carlton has never won at Adelaide Oval.

Port Adelaide vs Carlton Tips

  • Willem Drew has had 20+ disposals in five of his last eight matches
  • Three of the last four meetings have gone UNDER the total points line set for Saturday

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Port Adelaide vs Carlton Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 14
Time: 4:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Port Adelaide vs Carlton 2021 Form (last five matches)

Power (LWWWW)

  • RD 17: Port Adelaide 55-86 Melbourne
  • RD 18: St Kilda 61-74 Port Adelaide
  • RD 19: Port Adelaide 97-69 Collingwood
  • RD 20: GWS 73-100 Port Adelaide
  • RD 21: Adelaide 51-55 Port Adelaide

Blues (LWLWL)

  • RD 17: Carlton 44-70 Geelong
  • RD 18: Collingwood 62-91 Carlton
  • RD 19: Carlton 77-116 North Melbourne
  • RD 20: St Kilda 81-112 Carlton
  • RD 21: Carlton 57-76 Gold Coast

Port Adelaide vs Carlton Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R5 2021: Blues 68-96 Power
  • R7 2020: Blues 61-64 Power
  • R2 2019: Power 88-72 Blues
  • R15 2018: Blues 69-90 Power
  • R5 2017: Power 137-47 Blues

Port Adelaide vs Carlton Preview

The Power made it four wins on the trot after beating their cross-town rivals in an epic encounter.

Port Adelaide survived a scare against Adelaide in Showdown 50, after trailing for the majority of the match in tough conditions. However, a goal from Sam Powell-Pepper gave them the lead halfway through the last term.

Last week’s victory has all but secured a spot in the top-four for Ken Hinkley and his side, but it will still be important to try and get a home qualifying final in a very open season.

Meanwhile, the Blues blew any hope of playing finals football after losing to the Suns by 19 points.

Carlton struggled to get the game on their terms, with it all starting from the middle of the ground. Led by Touk Miller, the Suns continuously got first use of the ball and it often resulted in goals from stoppages. An area that will need to be nullified against a bullish Power midfield.

Juxtaposed to the Power, Carlton’s result last time out has almost certainly ruled them out of finals football. However, with David Teague’s job on the line, they will want to finish the season strong. History isn’t on their side in this match, as the Blues have never won a premiership match at Adelaide Oval.

Although there have been plenty of shock results in recent weeks, I can’t see there being one in this match. I believe Port Adelaide will continue their recent dominance over the Blues.

Power vs Blues Team News

The Power will likely make minimal changes, with Todd Marshall being a chance of a return.

The Blues will be sweating on the availability of Harry McKay for Saturday, whilst Liam Jones is a certain exclusion with a knee injury. However, Mitch McGovern is set to return after kicking six in a scratch match.

The two sides last met in Round 5 this season, which saw the Power win by 28 points.

Power vs Blues Stats

  • Port Adelaide have won the previous five meetings
  • Willem Drew has had 20+ disposals in five of his last eight matches
  • Three of the last four meetings have gone UNDER the total points line set for Saturday

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