Posted October 01, 2018 08:13:55 A lot of people are talking about the Port Adelaide Tigers being “disappointing” to be knocked out of the finals.
But the fact is, they’ve just won a grand final and that’s all they need to get the job done.
Port Adelaide will have a good week and the fact they are going to have to defend their premiership will make things interesting for the Lions.
The Power has lost four of its last five matches and the Lions have won their last six.
The Lions will be a different proposition with a different coach and will need to find a way to win against a top side in the top eight.
If they can take one game from the Power they’ll be able to get some momentum heading into next week.
Port can win this game with the strength of its defence.
The power’s defence is very good, they have a very strong midfield.
It will be difficult for the Power to put their foot down and attack Port.
Cars are on their way out.
The Tigers are just coming off a bye week and it’s hard to see them winning this game.
They’re also coming off an off-season where they added some key players.
This game is the first game of the season in the West finals.
That means we’ll get some real football this week, so it’s probably best to watch this game in a quiet environment.
The Power’s forwards will be looking to take some points off the Tigers.
Josh Kennedy and James Kelly are both starting in defence.
Port is hoping to be without their best player, Ryan Bastinac, who is on a three-game suspension.
It’ll be tough for the Tigers to hold onto their lead at the top of the table.
It’s not just about winning the premiership, but winning games and playing in a tough environment as well.