Sad News to Western Bulldogs: he is leaving…

Port won both matches against the Western Bulldogs in 2023 and have won the past three total.
The Western Bulldogs have won three of six matches played in Adelaide since the 2019 season.

Port Adelaide Form

Port were desperate for a win in round 17 and they got in unconvincing fashion, beating St Kilda 62-60 with the Saints just as inaccurate as the Power were.
It was another match where Port played negative footy, kicking 14 behinds to the 8 goals with some misses almost comical, while some attempts at goal were always going to be unmakeable for a team that has been so poor in front of goal all season.
For a team converting 52.7 percent of their inside 50s into scoring shots, they should be doing better. Or is the option to stop shooting at the goal and work for better areas, however, the misses still come from basically right in front.

Port Adelaide Team News

Esava Ratugolea has a hamstring injury and has been ruled out, while Jase Borgoyne will need to prove the fitness of his hamstring later in the week.
Todd Marshall’s hamstring has already been cleared after being subbed out last week and he will be first to play.

Port Adelaide Team List

B: K.Farrell, B.Zerk-Thatcher, M.Bergman
HB: L.Evans, A.Aliir, D.Houston
C: T.Boak, C.Rozee – C, W.Drew
HF: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Marshall, J.Finlayson
F: J.Mead, O.Lord, M.Georgiades
FOLL: J.Sweet, J.Horne-Francis, Z.Butters
I/C: O.Wines, J.Burgoyne, La.Jones, Q.Narkle, F.Evans
EMG: W.Lorenz, T.Clurey, D.Visentini
IN: J.Burgoyne, F.Evans
OUT: J.Sinn (Injured), W.Lorenz (Omitted)

Western Bulldogs Form

The Bulldogs are getting fit again and it is showing, winning five of their past seven matches.
Their victory in round 16 was not that convincing, beating North Melbourne by just 17, however, they did hold them to just 60 points which is their fourth lowest score of the season.
The Bulldogs have had some good wins over the past two months, beating GWS, Collingwood and Freo, who have all been considered contenders this season.
The Bulldogs have been pushing the ball forward averaging 60.5 inside 50s over their past 7 games which is 8 more than the league average of 52.1 per match.
The Dogs have been able to capitalize on those forward chances converting 24.7% of their inside 50s into goals which is fifth-best in the AFL.

Western Bulldogs Team News

Taylor Duryea was subbed out with a foot injury last match but will be a test for the coming weekend.

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