St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Round 18 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Tips

The in-form Saints host Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Tips, Preview & Predictions

St Kilda Saints vs Port Adelaide Power free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Port Adelaide haven’t lost to a team outside the eight this season.

St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Tips


  • Tim Membrey has kicked 2+ goals in seven of his last nine matches
  • Tom Jonas averages 16 disposals against the Saints

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St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Match Details


🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 17
Time: 7:25pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: TBA

St Kilda vs Port Adelaide 2021 Form (last five matches)


Saints (LWWW)

  • RD 13: St Kilda 60-66 Adelaide
  • RD 14: BYE
  • RD 15: Richmond 22-62 St Kilda
  • RD 16: Collingwood 61-70 St Kilda
  • RD 17: Brisbane 63-95 St Kilda

Power (LWWWL)

  • 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
  • RD 17: Port Adelaide 55-86 Melbourne

St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Head to Head (last five matches)


  • R6 2021: Power 93-39 Saints
  • R8 2020: Power 44-73 Saints
  • R11 2019: Saints 69-139 Power
  • R16 2018: Power 86-50 Saints
  • R19 2017: Power 63-61 Saints

St Kilda vs Port Adelaide Preview


The Saints upset the Lions at the Gabba by 32 points to make it three wins on the trot.

St Kilda’s pressure and high-speed game caught Brisbane on the back foot from the opening bounce of the match. They are beginning to look like the side that impressed so many last year.

It is important that they start stringing a run of good form together, with finals football still a possibility. However, they have the third-worst percentage in the competition and will need some percentage boosting wins.

Meanwhile, the Power will be looking to get back in the winner’s circle after being defeated by the Demons.

Ken Hinkley’s side wasn’t able to take their chances and struggled to create anything meaningful in attack, with poor efficiency by foot letting them down. Ollie Wines and Karl Amon were the best combining for 61 disposals and two goals.

Port Adelaide will have to out pressure St Kilda in and around the contest and use the run on the outside of the contest against them. If Charlie Dixon can get loose one on one, you’d fancy him in a contest up against Jimmy Webster.

Due to Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, we still don’t know where this game will be held at the time of writing this, which could easily determine the outcome of the match. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints can cause an upset.

Saints vs Power Team News


Jack Higgins should return to the side after missing last week with back soreness. Jack Lonie kicked five goals in the VFL to make his claim. 

Port Adelaide will need to make at least one change with Zak Butters suffering a knee injury in his first match back from injury. Martin Frederick is the most likely to come into the side.

The two sides last met in Round 6 this season, which saw the Power win by 54 points.

Saints vs Power Stats


  • St Kilda has won three matches on the trot
  • Port Adelaide haven’t lost to a team outside the eight this season
  • Port Adelaide have won nine of the previous 10 meetings
  • Tom Jonas averages 16 disposals against the Saints
  • Tim Membrey has kicked 2+ goals in seven of his last nine matches

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