Port Adelaide vs Essendon Round 2 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Port Adelaide vs Essendon Tips

The Power are looking to make it two wins from two to start the season when they face Essendon on Saturday afternoon at the Adelaide Oval.

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Tips, Preview & Predictions

Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Port Adelaide have won five of their last seven matches at Adelaide Oval by a margin of 1-39.

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Tips

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Port Adelaide vs Essendon Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday March 27
Time: 4:35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Port Adelaide vs Essendon 2020 Form

Power (W)

  • North Melbourne 65-117 Port Adelaide

Bombers (L)

  • Essendon 91-92 Hawthorn

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

Port Adelaide have won the last two meetings.

  • R17 2020: Power 79-29 Bombers
  • R20 2019: Bombers 67-126 Power
  • R23 2018: Power 89-111 Bombers
  • R4 2018: Bombers 106-84 Power
  • R12 2017: Bombers 131-61 Power

Port Adelaide vs Essendon Preview

The Power started their hopeful campaign with a large victory over North Melbourne.

Port Adelaide was keen to prove their worth to the rest of the competition after proving their strong ability to play fast and free football, which has planted them in a familiar position on top of the ladder.

Orazio Fantasia faces his former side for the first time. After kicking four goals against the Kangaroos, the Bomber faithful will be keeping a close eye on him.

Meanwhile, the Bombers fell to a heartbreaking one-point defeat against Hawthorn last Saturday night.

Essendon led by as much as 39-points at the main break, but a disappointing collapse saw the four points fall out of their grasp.

Despite losing in disappointing fashion, Ben Rutten can take many positives out of his first match in charge, one of which being Nick hind, who’s flair off half-back doesn’t make Adam Saad’s departure as bitter.

It’s hard to look past the Power in this one, and they should win comfortably to claim the four points.

Power vs Bombers Team News

Hamish Hartlett and Tom Rockliff are likely inclusions to the Power line-up, with Riley Bonner a certain out after injuring his hamstring against the Kangaroos.

The Bombers will have a tough decision in whether to pick Jake Stringer on Saturday, but you can expect him to sit out this week.

The two sides last met in Round 17 last season which saw the Power defeat the Bombers by 50 points.

Power vs Bombers Stats

  • Port Adelaide have won the last two meetings
  • Six of the last eight matches have gone UNDER the total points line
  • Port Adelaide have won five of their last seven matches at Adelaide Oval by a margin of 1-39
  • Andrew McGrath had a career 33 disposals against the Hawks in Round 1

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