How to watch Port Adelaide vs Essendon AFL live and match preview

Posted: 27 March 2021 8:47 am

Can Essendon bounce back from a devastating 1-point loss last week to upset flag fancies Port Adelaide?

SUMMARY: Bombers vs Power is only on Fox Sports outside of South Australia. If you already subscribe to Foxtel you're good to go, if not your best option is to stream live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

The Bombers will be shattered after dominating the first half against Hawthorn last weekend and building a 39-point lead, only to be run down and lose by a point. Essendon coach Ben Rutten will be looking for a response after such a gut-wrenching defeat.

As expected, the Power were far too classy for an outgunned Kangaroos last weekend. Former Bomber Orazio Fantasia was fantastic, booting four goals in his Port Adelaide debut. Travis Boak also dominated for the Power with 21 disposals and a goal.

When is Port Adelaide vs Essendon?

The opening bounce of Port vs Essendon is at 4:05pm ACDT (4:35pm AEDT) at Adelaide Oval on Saturday 27 March.

How to watch Port Adelaide vs Essendon

If you are in South Australia, you can watch Power vs Bombers on the Seven Network. But if you live anywhere else in the country, you will need a Fox Sports subscription to watch.

Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have every single game live throughout the season and are your options for Port vs the Bombers outside SA. You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here to decide which service is best for you.

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Stream Power vs Bombers on Kayo Sports

Our choice of the streaming options for price, features and its free trial is Kayo Sports. It currently has a 14-day free trial for new users.

After the trial, a Basic subscription will set you back $25 a month and you can watch on two simultaneous screens. There is also a Premium option for $35 a month and a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review. Telstra Live Pass customers can move over to Kayo by 31 May and get the service for just $5/month for 12 months.

Port Adelaide vs Essendon: Head-to-head

Kayo also has a range of features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. There are also Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more. In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports.

It 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).

Live stream Power vs Bombers on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Port Adelaide vs Essendon match preview

We're expecting the Power to win this clash easily. Coach Ken Hinkley is "bullish" about the prospects of young whippet Connor Rozee returning from foot surgery. He will add even more pace to a side already boasting electrifying speed. Hinkley will also demand a better start against Essendon after a poor first quarter last week against North Melbourne.

The Bombers may find it tough to bounce back from the Hawks defeat against a Power side boasting superior speed and skill. Essendon really must be bereft of confidence. Picking up just one win and a draw from their final 10 matches in 2020, this season hasn't started any better. The Bombers could be ripe for the picking against the well-oiled Power.

Want to learn more about streaming AFL? We have a full guide to the AFL season here. We have also broken down the full 2021 AFL draw.

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