Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL rd 5 preview
Brisbane host Port Adelaide at the Gabba on Saturday night in what is a clear match of the round.
The Power are sitting unbeaten at the top of the AFL ladder and have been in sublime form while in the hub in south-east Queensland. They have dispatched Fremantle and West Coast by 29 and 48 points the past two rounds but in the Lions they meet their toughest opposition of the season.
The Lions are in third place on the ladder and since the restart after the COVID-19 shutdown they have easily beaten Fremantle, West Coast and Adelaide.
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Brisbane are of course holding home ground advantage for this clash and with one notable exception are at close to full strength.
Captain Dayne Zorko will be sidelined for up to a month with a calf injury and that leaves a big gap in their midfield. Youngster Thomas Berry has been include in his place, while veteran ruckman Stefan Martin returns in place of Archie Smith.
Port Adelaide stick with the line-up that crushed the Eagles and in Charlie Dixon they have the hottest key forward in the game.
Dixon has shrugged aside several indifferent years and is marking everything in sight and kicked six goals against West Coast. His battle with gun Lions defender Harris Andrews will be crucial.
Below we have highlighted our free Brisbane v Port Adelaide tips and given our winner prediction, ahead of Saturday night’s AFL Round 5 clash at the Gabba.
Brisbane v Port Adelaide betting details and odds
|Start:||7.40pm local time, July 4|
|Head-to-head odds:||Brisbane ($1.89) v Port Adelaide ($1.91)|
|Line betting:||Brisbane -1.5 ($1.90) v Port Adelaide +1.5 ($1.85)|
|Premiership odds:||Brisbane $10; Port Adelaide $7|
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide tips
Our AFL betting expert has scoured the odds for some value and found several value Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide tips for Friday’s game.
Brisbane Lions to win by 1-39 points
All teams have to lose at some stage and the Lions are always hard to beat on their home turf. They have a few of the real stars of the game and also some of their youngsters are starting to mature into great contributers. We think they can upstage the Power.
Eric Hipwood top group goalscorer
We think the Lions forward will have a big game and to win this bet available at PlayUp he must kick the most goals out of a group of six that also includes Charlie Dixon, Charlie Cameron, Robbie Gray,
Todd Marshall and Daniel McStay.
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide Power prediction
The Lions had a clear edge when the teams met twice in the 2019 season. In the first encounter they won by 17 points at the Gabba, and they won the return bout in Adelaide by 48 points, with small forward Charlie Cameron cutting up the Power defence with four goals. Port look a different team now but we also believe the Lions will right among the contenders come finals time. Our final prediction? Brisbane Lions by 10 points.
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide lowdown
Free to air TV: Seven Mate; Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; mobile: AFL Live Pass.
All of the top online betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.
The game starts at 7:40pm local time on July 4, 2020.
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