Power will be too strong
Port Adelaide is the better team heading into this week's match-up.
Andy Morris can't see the Demons rising to beat the Power.
The Demons are in bad form, losing their last three games.
It's not like they were dominated in the last three outings, however, with all their losses fairly close contests. They just lacked the necessary willpower to win; their opponents wanted it more than they did.
The Power lost in their last outing against Carlton but prior to that had won three straight.
The Demons and Power have played 20 matches against each other. Port Adelaide has won 11 of those meetings, while Melbourne has won nine. The last time these two teams played was in Round 15 last year. It was a close match, with Melbourne pulling away with a 15.11 (101) to 13.12 (90) victory.
Liam Jurrah, John Meesen, Ricky Petterd and Stefan Martin will all be expected to be out against Port Adelaide. Matthew Bate and Cameron Bruce will have to pass fitness tests for Melbourne before they're allowed to play.
Captain Warren Tredrea will in all likelihood miss the entire season for the Power after injuring his ankle. Jasper Pittard and Nathan Krakouer are not yet cleared to play, but it's highly likely they'll dress up for Port Adelaide. The Power will also miss the services of Matthew Westhoff and Marlon Motlop.
The key for the Demons will be 21-year-old Jack Grimes. He is an excellent defender, averagingd 30 touches in his previous three games, an incredible performance by the 2007 14th draft pick.
The key for the Power will be Steven Salopek. He scored three goals last round, impressive in that he did so with just 16 touches.
Port Adelaide is the better team heading into this week's match-up and will be looking to start another winning streak.
And for all of Melbourne's promise, they have too many injuries to overcome the Power's talent.