ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 04: Jasper Pittard of the Power is tackled by Cameron Ellis-Yolmen of the Crows during the 2018 AFL round 20 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power at the Adelaide Oval on August 04, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)
Adelaide and Port Adelaide have faced off 45 times since the Power joined the league in 1997.
The Crows hold a slender 43-42 advantage over their cross-town rivals and have won six of the past seven encounters.
The closest margin between the two sides – three points – came in Round 16, 2015… otherwise known as the Phil Walsh Showdown.
Last season, both games were decided by less than a goal and each team claimed a win.
Matt Crouch has been the standout player across the last five games, averaging 32 disposals and seven tackles.
For Port Adelaide, Robbie Gray has been lethal in front of the big sticks and averages 3.7 goals per game across the previous five meetings.
Taylor Walker leads the overall goal kicking tally with 39 – Gray follows on 38 and Eddie Betts is next with 35.
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Brodie Smith has the highest Showdown winning percentage of any Crow (71.4 per cent) and trails only Josh Carr and Jarrad Schofield overall.
Gray has won the most Showdown medals – four – since it was introduced in 2000.
From the Crows, Mark Ricciuto and Sam Jacobs sit level with three each.
Don Pyke has a strong record against Power coach Ken Hinkley and has won five out of six of his Showdowns – the loss came in Round Eight last year when Steven Motlop kicked the winner with seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
Although the Crows hold just a one game advantage, they have been significantly more lethal on the scoreboard.
Adelaide have kicked 321 more points than the Power across the 45 matches – 4247 to 3926.
Source: Adelaide Crows website