The second match for Saturday AFL and Round 17 of the 2020 AFL Season. Wet conditions are expected for the game between the Port Adelaide Power and the Essendon Bombers.
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Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers
Round 20 2019, Essendon 9.13 67 – Port Adelaide 19.12 126
(Port Adelaide by 59 Points)
Last 5 Meeting
Port Adelaide – 2 Wins
Essendon – 3 Wins
The Power were too good for the Kangaroos and won their Round 16 encounter by 36 Points.
The Bombers were embarrassed by the Cats and got smashed in their Round 16 clash by 66 Points.
Three changes have been made to the Power lineup for this clash, with Ryan Burton out injured, Zak Butters suspended and Cam Sutcliffe getting the chop. Riley Bonner, Brad Ebert and Peter Ladhams all come back into the team
A heap of changes at the Bombers with Dyson Heppell, Michael Hurley and Irving Mosquito all out injured. Cale Hooker and Mason Redman have been dropped. Coming into the team is Joe Daniher, Tom Cutler, Joe Daniher, Brayden Ham, Mitchell Hibberd and Andrew Phillips.
Current Head to Head Odds
Port Adelaide – $1.12
Essendon – $6.50
No need to think too hard about this one, but the Bombers have been known to cause an upset and have surprised on the odd occasion. That seems far way from happening in this clash with their outs, and the Power needing the win to keep their top position on the ladder. No real value in the result, but the rain may make it closer, and there are some player props to consider.
Our Pick – Port Adelaide (Win)
Player Prop – Dan Houston + 69.5 Fantasy Points
Wet conditions are expected, and Houston can lay a tackle and plays in the back half where the Bombers have conceded the most Fantasy Points to opposing backs this season. Is averaging 76.5 over his last two matches and should cover.
Player Prop – Conor Rozee 1+ Goals
Rozee will play a forward flank type role, and the ball is going to go there a lot on this clash. Not too sure if the wet conditions will help, but he should boot a goal in this clash.