How to watch Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers AFL live and free
Port Adelaide's bid for this year's minor premiership faces another test against Essendon. You can follow along with these options.
Port Adelaide have paced this year's competition virtually all season long. At the time of writing, they are ahead of the Brisbane Lions on percentage atop the ladder, with both clubs holding 12-3 records. With a tough clash looming against Collingwood in the final round, Port can't afford to drop this match if they want to seal that top spot.
The Bombers sadly have been one of the great disappointments of 2020. Appearing strong chances of qualifying for the top eight midway through the year, Essendon have fallen away badly and are now only a mathematical chance of making the postseason.
When is Port Adelaide vs Essendon?
This is round 17 of the 2020 AFL draw, a schedule which has had to jump through all sorts of hoops due to COVID-19 but is now in sight of the finish line. The ball will be bounced to start the match at Adelaide Oval at 5:05pm AEST on Saturday 12 September.
How to watch Port Adelaide vs Essendon
Channel 7 and Foxtel have rights to broadcast AFL matches in Australia this season. As South Australians would likely know, you can watch it on free-to-air TV in your state. For anyone else in Australia, you need access to either Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. There is also the Watch AFL app if you are overseas. Check out our full viewing guide to the AFL season here.
To give you some more information before making a decision, you can check out our article comparing Kayo with Foxtel.
Stream Port Adelaide vs Essendon on Kayo Sports
If you are keen to get Fox Sports without Foxtel, Kayo is your solution. Right now there is a 14-day free trial for the streaming service. So you can watch this match and so much more awesome sports action for free for a fortnight.
After that a Basic subscription is $25/month to watch on 2 screens or $35/month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Another unique aspect to Kayo is its range of special features. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports all up, including a wide variety of timeless, evergreen content. 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).
Who will win Port Adelaide vs Essendon?
It seems certain to be yet another season of disappointment for Bombers fans, who are still waiting for a first finals win since way, way back in 2004. But the situation is looking very different indeed for Port Adelaide, who will be fine-tuning their plans for a genuine assault on this year's flag. It is hard to envisage anything but a solid win for the Power here.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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