The match of the round is saved for last with what should be a barnstormer at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
The Crows started the season in brilliant form with a 77 point win over North at this venue before looking very much the part in the first half against the Pies in round two where they led by 37 at half time. Since then however they have looked rather shaky. Their early lead was big enough to hold on against Collingwood but struggled to beat Melbourne in round three before getting a hiding off the rejuvenated Bulldogs last week.
Port have had a brutal start to their season facing Freo, Sydney, North and Hawthorn. They did well to stay within seven of Freo in their opening fixture before a heavy loss to the Swans in round two. The beat North Melbourne at the Etihad before looking every inch a top four certainty when leading by 42 points at quarter time and 51 at half time against the Hawks last week.
The way Hawthorn finished the match suggests Port were largely flattered by the early scorelines but when they are on song Port are a joy to watch.
They welcome back Robbie Gray from injury and he is a big inclusion.
If both teams play to their best this will be close but Port Adelaide should still come out on top and with the Crows being the more inconsistent of the two sides i’m happy to take Port at the minus.