AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Premiership contenders Port Adelaide Power, Melbourne Demons face-off

Key posts

  • Power conceding too many points to top teams
  • Can the Dees bounce back, or is their dip in form a big concern?
  • The medical subs
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Power conceding too many points to top teams

Port Adelaide has conceded 96 points per game against top-eight teams this season –
ranked 14th in the competition. Melbourne has conceded 64 points per game – the
fewest of any team. The Demons have recorded five wins and one loss against these
sides, while the Power have won just one of five games.

Can the Dees bounce back, or is their dip in form a big concern?

Melbourne have only won three of their last six games and they aren’t scoring.

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Peter Ryan discuss the Demons and ahead of a big test against Port Adelaide, whether they can bounce back from this dip in form. Is it a midfield issue, or a problem with the forward line? And what should the club do with Ben Brown?

The medical subs

It’s no surprise both clubs have put attacking players into their medical substitute role so keep an eye out for their introduction to the match, if needed.

The Power has named speedster Martin Frederick as their sub while playmaker Tom Sparrow is Melbourne’s sub.

Good evening

G’day everyone! Welcome to tonight’s AFL live blog for the much-anticipated clash between Port Adelaide and Melbourne at the Adelaide Oval.

We will bring you all the major moments and some post-game coverage plus keep an eye out for our game from the archives between these two clubs.

Fox Footy’s Mark Ricciuto reported that conditions are clear and perfect while 100 per cent of seating capacity is available and with school holidays on in South Australia, there is likely to be a big crowd tonight.

First bounce is set for 7.40pm AEST and we will have some articles to come before play gets underway.

Please enjoy the night to come.

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