North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide Round 1 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide Tips

North Melbourne face one of their toughest challenges of the season first up, when they host Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.

North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Port Adelaide Power free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The Power have won their last five Round 1 matches by a margin of 25+ points.

North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide Tips

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North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday March 21
Time: 1:10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium

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

Port Adelaide have won four of the last five meetings.

  • R16 2020: Kangaroos 42-78 Power
  • R22 2019: Kangaroos 144-58 Power
  • R6 2019: Power 88-72 Kangaroos
  • R6  2018: Kangaroos 69-102 Power
  • R17 2017: Power 127-57 Kangaroos

North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide Preview and Prediction

The Kangaroos are set for another disappointing season after a number of off-season changes.

North Melbourne made 11 delisting’s after a horrid season; David Noble was also introduced as the new head coach after arriving from Brisbane as the General Manager of Football.

The Kangaroos are a side that still have a lot of young starlets in their team, and with the solid foundations for a rebuild, it’s a chance for new players to prove a point.

Robbie Tarrant will be a big miss in defence if he can’t stay fit, with Charlie Dixon looking to have a big year after a strong pre-season.

Meanwhile, Port Adelaide will have high hopes heading into this season after reaching the preliminary final last season and winning the minor premiership.

Similarly, the Power were busy in the off-season. Orazio Fantasia was recruited from Essendon and Aliir Aliir from the Swans.

Both of whom impressed in their sides 71-point pre-season victory against the Crows, Fantasia booted three goals and Aliir finished best-on-ground with 14 marks.

This could be the game that sees Port Adelaide prove a point to the rest of the competition with a large victory.

North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide Team News

There’s a lot of questions for players to be fit for Round 1, with Jed Anderson, Ben Cunnington, Jared Polec and Robbie Tarrant still needing to prove their fitness.

Despite still being on the injury list, Hamish Hartlett and Todd Marshall are expected to feature in the team.

The two sides last met in Round 16 last season which saw Port Adelaide defeat the Kangaroos by 36 points.

Kangaroos vs Power Stats

  • North Melbourne have lost 14 of their last 15 matches
  • Port Adelaide’s last four matches have had the total points go UNDER
  • Travis Boak has had more than 25 disposals in his last four matches against the Kangaroos
  • Jaidyn Stephenson has kicked at least one goals in his last 11 matches in Victoria
  • The Power have won their last five Round 1 matches by a margin of 25+ points

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