Hinkley says Adelaide will provide a sterner test than many believe.
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says that his side’s favouritism means nothing heading into the Showdown against Adelaide on Sunday.
The Power currently sit on top of the ladder, whilst Adelaide are in a fight to keep its finals’ hopes alive.
Hinkley said that despite their consistency, Adelaide were a danger side for anyone in the competition and it would be no different this weekend.
“Their form’s been a little bit up and down, but their best form is as good as any team in the competition,” Hinkley said.
“They’ve beaten North (Melbourne), they’ve beaten Collingwood – they’ve got form on the board at Adelaide Oval which is really scary for us and we need to make sure we bring our best.”
Port smashed the Crows by 52-points in Round 3, and there’s no doubting that the ladder-leaders are expected to win by a similar margin this time around.
However, Adelaide were without Taylor Walker, Josh Jenkins and Tom Lynch in the last match-up between the two and coach Brenton Sanderson will be hoping their inclusion into the forward line will provide the Port defence a much sterner test.