Port Adelaide should thump the insipid Gold Coast Suns.
The Power have been described as flat track bullies this season which means they haven’t beaten a team inside the top eight all year but have pounded those in the bottom half of the table.
Struggling is the kindest word we can use to describe the Gold Coast who has had a disastrous season that has prompted calls from several fans for them to be booted from the competition.
Despite having a talented list the Suns have lost nine straight matches and are begging for mercy.
The sides met earlier in the season in a historic game in China (Round 8) with Port Adelaide winning by 72 points.
We anticipate a similar scoreline here. Bookies initially set the line at 39.5 and has already moved to 50.5 but that will not be enough.
Expect to see the Power start strongly and the quarter time line of 15.5 looks extremely attractive, no matter how you play this game from a punting perspective. Backing them to cover lines is the way to go and they do look a risk free for multi bets.
Looking longer term the Power have been frustrating at times this season but if you anticipate they can click in September and go on and win their second premiership since entering the competition they are now $21 at Crownbet.
Port is capable of kicking big scores and will spread the load in the final game before the finals. Plenty of bookmakers offer markets on individual players kicking three goals or more and other players having 30 disposals or more.
With Port expected to kick more than 20 goals in this clash the way to really cash in might be to back them to cover some high lines and also take some of the player exotics selecting different players to boot three goals or more.
Travis Boak had a game high 31 disposals last week and looks a good bet to collect the most.
PORT ADELAIDE AT THE LINE
TRAVIS BOAK MOST DISPOSALS