Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Round 17 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Tips

The Power and Demons kick off Round 17 on Thursday night at Adelaide Oval.

Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Tips, Preview & Predictions 

Port Adelaide Power vs Melbourne Demons free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The away side has won five of the last seven meetings.

Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Tips


  • Christian Petracca has kicked at least one goal in 10 of his last 13 matches
  • Darcy Byrne-Jones has had 20+ disposals in his last three matches

Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Same Game Multi Tips


Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Thursday July 8
Time: 7:40pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Port Adelaide vs Melbourne 2021 Form (last five matches)


Power (LWWW)

  • RD 12: BYE
  • RD 13: Port Adelaide 91-112 Geelong
  • RD 14: Gold Coast 31-81 Port Adelaide
  • RD 15: Port Adelaide 81-71 Sydney
  • RD 16: Hawthorn 53-87 Port Adelaide

Demons (WLWL)

  • RD 12: Melbourne 97-75 Brisbane
  • RD 13: Melbourne 63-80 Collingwood
  • RD 14: BYE
  • RD 15: Essendon 57-68 Melbourne
  • RD 16: Melbourne 55-64 GWS

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


  • R9 2020: Demons 32-83 Power
  • R1 2019: Demons 61-87 Power
  • R14 2018: Power 75-65 Demons
  • R18 2017: Demons 88-65 Power
  • R21 2016: Power 54-94 Demons

Port Adelaide vs Melbourne Preview


The Power cruised past the Hawks by 34 points last time out to remain in the top-four.

Port Adelaide kicked nine consecutive goals to have a handy 48-point lead at the end of the third term. Although they wish they would’ve won by more considering how crucial percentage will be in the race for the top four.

The Power will look to exploit Melbourne’s midfield on Thursday night. Ken Hinkley’s side are fifth in the competition for centre clearances and with the Demons struggling in the middle against the Giants, it will be an area to exploit.

Meanwhile, the Demons lost to the Giants at home by nine points to fall off the top of the ladder.

Simon Goodwin’s side will only have themselves to blame for their surprise loss to GWS. Melbourne finished with two goals and four behinds in the last term, missing some very gettable chances.

Despite the Demons being on top of the ladder for the majority of the season, two losses in their previous three matches have seen their top four spot fall into jeopardy.

This has the makings to be an entertaining contest, in which I believe the Power will triumph because of their home ground advantage.

Power vs Demons Team News


Xavier Duursma is expected to return to the line-up after recovering from his knee setback. 

The Demons have the least injured squad in the AFL at the moment and are likely to make a couple of changes after a poor performance against the Giants. Sam Weideman kicked three goals in the VFL.

The two sides last met in Round 9 last season, which saw the Power win by 51 points.

Power vs Demons Stats


  • The away side has won five of the last seven meetings
  • Christian Petracca has kicked at least one goal in 10 of his last 13 matches
  • Darcy Byrne-Jones has had 20+ disposals in his last three matches
  • Travis Boak has had 25+ disposals in every match this season
  • Angus Brayshaw has had 15+ disposals in six of his last seven matches

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