Much has been made of Fremantle's 'easy' fixture in the run home to September but Port Adelaide would take offence to being labelled easybeats. The Power have won four of their past five, with their only loss coming against Geelong at Simonds Stadium. The Dockers have strolled past GWS and Melbourne in the past two weeks but Port Adelaide pose the type of test they will relish ahead of the finals. Fremantle has a superb recent record against Port Adelaide.. The Power hold a winning record at Patersons Stadium with 12 wins in 23 visits, but they have lost five of their last six in the west.
WHERE AND WHEN: Patersons Stadium, Saturday August 24, 5.40pm

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R18, 2012, Fremantle 11.9 (75) d Port Adelaide 6.12 (48) at AAMI Stadium
R7, 2012, Fremantle 12.15 (87) d Port Adelaide 7.5 (47) at Patersons Stadium
R9, 2011, Fremantle 21.16 (142) d Port Adelaide 14.6 (90) at AAMI Stadium
R14, 2010, Fremantle 17.13 (115) d Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) at Patersons Stadium
R19, 2009, Fremantle 17.14 (116) d Port Adelaide 11.8 (74) at Patersons Stadium

1. The Dockers have dominated the Power in recent seasons, winning a club record five consecutive matches since late in 2009. The Power's last win was in round 11, 2009.

2. The two sides have met 11 times at Patersons Stadiums with Port Adelaide winning six games to five.

3. Ross Lyon's coaching record against the Power is good, having won five of eight games, including three by more than 50 points.

4. Fremantle has the best defence in the AFL this season, conceding just 67 points per game. Port Adelaide is eighth conceding 88 points per game.

5. Both teams have been strong tackling sides in 2013, Fremantle is ranked fourth in the AFL and Port Adelaide fifth.

6. Fremantle forward Chris Mayne is now ranked 98th in the AFL Player Ratings, having risen from 199th in round one 2012, and 140th in round one 2013. Port Adelaide's highest ranked forward is Chad Wingard (70th).