Friday Night Football for Round 12 of the 2020 AFL Season and we have the Geelong Cats taking on the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium.
Both sides are coming off big wins, and this will be an intriguing matchup and a challenging game to pick.
Thursday Night Football saw one of the upsets of the season in which the Sydney Swans defeated their cross-town rivals the GWS Giants, by 41 Points at Optus Stadium in Perth.
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Tipping Results So Far
Season Tips – 67/96 = 69.8%
Season Player Props – 26/46 = 56.5%
Geelong Cats vs Port Adelaide Power
Round 14, 2019 Port Adelaide 9.13 67 – Geelong 8.8 56
(Port Adelaide by 11 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Geelong – 4 Wins
Port Adelaide – 1 Win
Geelong were too good for the Saints in their Round 11 clash and won the match by 59 Points at the Gabba.
Port Adelaide are coming off a huge win over Richmond in which they won the match by 21 points on the back of some stellar performances from some of their more experienced campaigners.
A couple of changes for both sides for this clash with the Cats leaving Jack Steven and Brad Close out of the side. Lachie Fogarty and Sam Simpson both come back into the team.
For the Power, Jarrod Liernert and Cam Sutcliffe have been omitted, while Sam Mayes and Steven Motlop come back into the team.
Current Head to Head Odds
Geelong – $2.15
Port Adelaide – $1.71
Four-day breaks have not been friendly to sides since the AFL Schedule got reshuffled and that trend may continue here with the Cats on a short break. They played well against the Saints and are playing good football, but it is hard to see a side backing it up after such a short break.
The Power have been impressive this season and are the ladder leaders for a reason. Their young guns are playing good football, and Charlie Dixon has been the best marking forward all year.
If the Cats had a couple of extra days off, it would be easier to lean towards them, but the ladder leaders are the more fancied favourite for this clash.
Our Pick – Port Adelaide (Win)
Player Prop – Brandon Parfitt + 65.5 Fantasy Points
Geelong likes to control the football, and Parfitt may get a bit of a run in the middle for this clash. Racked up 69 Points last game and has a season average of 72. Should be near this number even if he has a quieter match.