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AFL: Port and Pies face tricky away trips

Saturday is shaping up to be a big day of AFL action with the top two sides, Collingwood and Port Adelaide, both in action.

The Pies and Power have a healthy lead over the chasing pack, but there can be no room for complacency as there is still a long way to go in the regular AFL season.

Both sides also face tricky games away from home against sides in or around the top eight. Port must travel to take on Essendon, while Collingwood also head to the Gold Coast to take on the Suns.

In the other two games of the day Western Bulldogs, who sit seventh, take on Fremantle in 11th, while eighth-placed Adelaide take on struggling North Melbourne.

Port Adelaide Powering on

WhatEssendon v Port Adelaide
WhereMCG, Melbourne
When19:25 (AEST), Saturday 1st July 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Kayo, Foxtel
OddsEssendon 2.60, Port Adelaide 1.50

Port Adelaide have lost just two games all season, but they face a tough test against an Essendon side who are bang in form.

The Bombers lost at Fremantle last week, but had won their previous four games on the spin.

Port and Essendon clashed at the Adelaide Oval back in May and the home side only just edged the win by five points.

We could be in for another close one here and Port are priced at 6.00 to win by 1-12 points.

Jeremy Finlayson will be one of the big dangers for the Power. He has booted 28 goals so far this season and can be backed at 9.00 to kick the first on Saturday.

Essendon have lost just one game on home soil this season, while Port have already lost at the MCG in 2023, going down 135-64 against Collingwood.

Crows to get the jump on Kangaroos

WhatAdelaide v North Melbourne
WhereAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
When13:45 (AEST), Saturday 1st July 2023
How to watchKayo, Foxtel
OddsAdelaide 1.08, North Melbourne 8.00

Adelaide are on a win one, lose one run at the moment and that sequence should continue on Saturday.

The Crows slipped to a narrow two-point defeat against high-flying Collingwood last week and should bounce back when they take on North Melbourne, who sit at the opposite end of the ladder.

They are a formidable outfit at home as the Brisbane Lions found out recently when losing by 17 points.

North Melbourne have conceded over 100 points in their last four games and have lost 12 on the bounce.

Adelaide are priced at 4.25 to win by 73+ points.

Pair looking to back up wins

WhatWestern Bulldogs v Fremantle
WhereMarvel Stadium, Melbourne
When13:45 (AEST), Saturday 1st July 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Kayo, Foxtel
OddsWestern Bulldogs 1.54, Fremantle 2.50

The Western Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak before the bye when they beat North Melbourne 105-84.

Fremantle also returned to winning ways with an impressive win over Essendon at Optus Stadium last week and will be looking to add to it.

The Bulldogs sit in seventh place on the ladder, with the Dockers just four points behind them and looking to close the gap.

They will also be out for revenge after the Bulldogs beat them by 49 points at Optus earlier in the season.

Pies looking to pass Suns test

WhatGold Coast Suns v Collingwood
WhereHeritage Bank Stadium, Gold Coast
When16:35 (AEST), Saturday 1st July 2023
How to watchKayo, Foxtel
OddsGold Coast 2.20, Collingwood 1.68

Collingwood returned to winning ways with a narrow two-point win over Adelaide last weekend and will be in for another tough test on the Gold Coast.

The Suns have won three of the last four games, all of them on home turf and now they will be after the scalp of the Pies.

In this fixture last season, Collingwood won by just five points and we could be in for another close one on Saturday.

The Magpies are priced at 6.00 to win by 1-12 points.

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