Is it too late for Port Adelaide or will they bounce back from their Carlton defeat?
Port Adelaide have been supreme in the 2023 AFL season but will a defeat to Carlton clip their wings.
- Port Adelaide Suns sit 2nd in AFL table, locked in top of the table battle with Collingwood.
- Two teams were going toe-to-toe until Port Adelaide’s loss to Carlton last weekend.
- Suns need to keep winning games to secure a season end top 4 spot.
- Port Adelaide take on Collingwood in eagerly anticipated encounter in game week 19.
The 2023 AFL season has been all about both Collingwood and the Port Adelaide Suns, with both sides tearing the competition to pieces.
Most AFL betting sites have been fully on board with the dominance shown by both the Magpies and the Suns and they will both take some stopping.
However, Port Adelaide were beaten by Carlton last time out and are now looking over their shoulders somewhat – with just 6 regular game weeks to go.
Carlton defeat a reality check
Prior to losing at Carlton last time out, Port Adelaide had gone 13-matches unbeaten and had royally impressed in the process.
The Suns have kept it tight at the back all season but folded at the hands of Carlton and looked defensively weak.
Not too little, too late
Whilst losing to Carlton would have hurt the Suns, all connected with the club will be eager to see the positives.
Prior to the loss at Marvel Stadium, Port Adelaide last lost a game in April, and they have only been defeated by Collingwood and Adelaide all season.
It does not feel too little, too late for Port Adelaide this term and they look well set at $1.45 with Bet365 to finish the 2023 AFL season in the top 4.
Key battle against Collingwood next
Such have been the standards that both Collingwood and Port Adelaide have set, that plenty of live betting sites have been getting on board with the title battle.
Collingwood have won 16 of 18 games played, with Port Adelaide one behind on 15 – testament to the consistency of both sides this season.
Game week 19 pits the top two against each other, in what should be an epic clash at the Adelaide Oval.
With home support backing them to the hilt, the Port Adelaide Suns should be bang up for this one and they are $2.05 with TopSport to beat Collingwood and open up the title race once more.