How will the Lions cope without reigning Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale when they take on Port Adelaide this weekend?
The Lions need to fill a huge Lachie Neale-sized void starting this week as they chase a third straight win. After this blockbuster Brisbane face premiers Richmond, then head west to battle Fremantle before the latest QClash against the Suns on the Gold Coast.
The Power tackle a difficult 3 weeks with games against the Lions, improved local rival Adelaide in the Showdown and then 2021 flag fancies the Western Bulldogs. But Port Adelaide are well placed at 5-1 and can further set up their season with victory at the Gabba.
When is Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide?
The Lions host the Power at the Gabba in Brisbane from 7:25pm AEST on Saturday 1 May.
How to watch Brisbane vs Port Adelaide live and free
Channel 7 and Foxtel split AFL matches in Australia. While Channel 7 shows three to five games per round, you can only get every game live on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. This match is on free-to-air TV in Queensland and South Australia, anywhere else you will need a subscription service for this heavyweight AFL stoush.
Stream Lions vs Port Adelaide on Kayo Sports
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Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide match preview
Lions superstar Lachie Neale underwent surgery for a syndesmosis injury on Monday, leaving coach Chris Fagan with massive shoes to fill. In steps Rhys Mathieson, who is off-contract at the end of the year. He has a golden chance to revitalise his career.
Neale has played 49 consecutive games since joining the Lions at the end of 2018 so his absence will be a new challenge for Fagan and his troops. How will they handle it?
The Power are surging this year due to the fact that they no longer rely so heavily on Charlie Dixon in the forward line. The AFL goalkickers’ list shows that Port are sharing the majors this season.
Orazio Fantasia leads the way for Port with 14, slightly ahead of Mitch Georgiades (12) and Dixon (10). Compare that to last year when Dixon booted 34 majors, with Robbie Gray (15) a distant second for the club.
The Power are clearly spreading the love and they’re much better for it. Port by 25 points.
You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We have also broken down the full 2021 AFL draw.
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