AFL Round 5: Carlton will play Port Adelaide on Friday night
AFL Round 5: Blues are eager to snatch another victory from Port Adelaide.
AFL Round 5: The start of the season was impressive, with 2 straight wins over Sydney and Fremantle, but the defeats from Adelaide an GWS Giants halted the momentum for Port Adelaide.
The Power was competitive in both of its defeats against sides that will mount strong challenges for the flag before fading in the last quarter.
Power midfield will be a bit strong, the star ruckman Patrick Ryder will join the team after one match suspension.
Meanwhile, Carlton will look for a rebuild of the season, after the wretched show against the Gold Coast in last 2 quarters.
Blues will look for the 3rd straight win against Powers. But wait it’s not a week Power’s anymore, it’s a great and competitive side so Blues need to work hard.
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Friday, April 21, 7.20pm ACST
LAST FIVE Match Facts:
R8, 2016, Carlton 14.9 (93) d Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) at Etihad Stadium
R12, 2015, Carlton 17.8 (110) d Port Adelaide 16.10 (106) at the MCG
R22, 2014, Port Adelaide 20.20 (140) d Carlton 5.7 (37) at Adelaide Oval
R1, 2014, Port Adelaide 18.12 (120) d Carlton 12.15 (87) at Etihad Stadium
R23, 2013, Carlton 15.14 (104) d Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) at AAMI Stadium
AFL Team Talks:
Last year Blues won the game against Powers, main contributors were Bryce Gibbs (30 disposals, 6 clearances), Sam Docherty (33 touches), and Patrick Cripps (30 disposals and 8 clearances).
Both teams are struggling to hits targets in AFL 2017. Port Adelaide is 15th in effective disposal efficiency at 70.7 per cent, just ahead of Carlton (17th, 70.2 per cent).
Its 50-50 win ration for both teams since 2014. Carlton has won 5 out of 8 recent events, with some very close finishes. Furthermore, three of them was decided with less than one goal differences.
4. Carlton is one of the best-tackling sides in 2017, ranked second averaging 76 per game. Port Adelaide hasn’t been as impressive, ranked mid-table with 66.3 per game.
Port Adelaide showcased their skills twice at Adelaide Oval in 2017 and has a 50% win loss ratio. They beat Fremantle and lost to Adelaide. While Carlton played only once and lost by a margin of three figures to Power in 2014.
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