How to watch Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide AFL live and match preview
The year's first Showdown comes when both teams are desperate for a victory after slow starts to the season.
Adelaide come into this clash having lost back-to-back games to start the season. After a tight round 1 defeat at home to Fremantle, the Crows were belted by the Magpies at the MCG last week.
Port Adelaide also enter this clash with a 0-2 record. Their form is virtually the same, with a solid showing in round 1 and a disastrous blowout in round 2. The Power suffered a 64-point defeat on home soil to Hawthorn last Saturday night.
When is Adelaide vs Port Adelaide?
The first Showdown of the year takes place at Adelaide Oval on Friday 1 April at 8:20pm AEDT.
How to watch Adelaide vs Port Adelaide online
Despite Adelaide vs Port Adelaide being played on a Friday night, the game won't be on Channel 7. That's because the AFL have also fixtured Melbourne vs Essendon. So instead of a nationally televised game, Crows vs Port will only be on Channel 7 in SA and NT.
That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options nationwide for this big Showdown outside of SA and NT. You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here to decide what's best for you or see our AFL viewing guide.
Stream Adelaide vs Port Adelaide on Kayo Sports
As stated, anyone wanting to watch this match outside the 2 free-to-air states needs a subscription. You can watch Adelaide vs Port Adelaide for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
In total, Kayo broadcasts every AFL game live and more than 50 sports. And that claim doesn't include how many different motorsports or football leagues are listed under 1 sport. You can see the full list of sports on Kayo here.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later). Of the options out there, Kayo is the best value due to its free trial, price and special features. You can see more in our Kayo review article or watch the video below.
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Adelaide vs Port Adelaide match preview
Despite both these teams being 0-2, there is a lot more pressure on Port Adelaide as opposed to the Crows based on pre-season expectations. Many expected the Power to once again mount a challenge on the premiership. If that is to happen, it has to start now.
Adelaide's external expectation was much lower, but they would certainly be disappointed with their form line so far this year.
Josh Rachele backed up his Round 1 showing with another good performance last week for the Crows, and given Mitch Lewis ripped the Port defence apart in Round 2, he could prove to be an issue.
Port Adelaide simply must win this game. If you line the sides up, they still have more obvious talent. We think they'll sneak home despite some nervous moments.
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