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WITH just seven games left to go, we take a look at the form line of Port Adelaide's final minor round opponents, with some big clashes beckoning (don't forget to buy your tickets!)

Power's form: WWLWW
Current ranking: 
4
Percentage: 136.3
Premiership points: 40

 

 

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Round 18 v Melbourne
Saturday 22 July, MCG, 2.10pm AEST

Demons' form: WWLWL
Current ranking: 5
Percentage: 106.7
Premiership points: 36
Who they played last week: Adelaide

This is a huge game for both sides. A win for Port keeps its top four quest alive, a win for Melbourne puts them firmly in the hunt for the double chance. The Power were mighty good against Collingwood in Round 14 at the 'G, but Melbourne's form has been pretty good this year - a loss against the ladder-leading Crows in Round 17 by no means a disgrace.

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Round 19 v St Kilda
Saturday 29 July, Adelaide Oval, 4.05pm ACST

Saints' form: WWWWL
Current ranking:
9
Percentage: 
99.4
Premiership points: 
36
Who they play before this game: Sydney

Essendon humbled the Saints last week to put their winning streak to an end. That said, St Kilda are an exciting and unpredictable side and certainly capable of mixing it with the competition front runners on their day. How they fare against Sydney this week will be a decent measuring stick ahead of Round 19.

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Round 20 v Adelaide Crows (Showdown 43)
Sunday 6 August, Adelaide Oval, 4.10pm  ACST

Crows' form: WLWWW
Current ranking: 
1
Percentage: 
140.4
Premiership points: 48

Who they play before this game: Geelong, Collingwood

The Crows have a decent test against the Cats week (they don't get much better than top-of-the-table clashes) and with an away trip against Collingwood in Round 19, will be looking to sharpen before this big Showdown. If Port and the Crows win their next two games, this will be a mammoth match.

 

Round 21 v Collingwood
Sunday 13 August, Adelaide Oval, 4.10pm ACST

Magpies' form: LLLLW
Current ranking: 
14
Percentage: 
96
Premiership points: 24

Who they play before this game: West Coast, Adelaide, North Melbourne

The Pies beat the Suns last weekend to snap a long losing streak. Their trials don't get easier though - away to West Coast, home against the Crows and then a lower-half-of-the-ladder battle against the Roos build up to this clash at Adelaide Oval. 

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Round 22 v Western Bulldogs
Saturday 19 August, Mars Stadium Ballarat, 1.45pm AEST

Bulldogs' form: LWLLW
Current ranking: 
11
Percentage: 
94.2
Premiership points: 
32
Who they play before this game: Gold Coast Essendon, Brisbane, GWS

The Bulldogs are firmly in the hunt for a top eight berth despite their midseason lull, such is the nature of the competition this year. They will be looking to this week's game against the Suns and a fortnight's time against the Lions as winnable games, while the Dons at Etihad and frontrunning Giants pose bigger challenges. If they can seal three wins from those four games, the Power will be expecting a fiery clash at Mars Stadium.

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Round 23 v Gold Coast
Adelaide Oval, Date and Time TBC

Suns' form: WLWLL
Current ranking: 
15
Percentage: 
85.5
Premiership points: 
24
Who they play before this game: Western Bulldogs, Richmond, Fremantle, Brisbane, Essendon 

This will be the first time Port Adelaide has played Gold Coast since Round 8 in China. It's a tough run for the Suns building up to their season finale. Clashes against the Dogs, Tigers and Dockers will be challenging, but they'll be hunting local honours in the Queensland derby against Brisbane. 

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