THE Hampden league coaching fraternity is predicting a history-making sixth-straight premiership for Koroit.
Chris McLaren's Koroit juggernaut is squaring up for a grand final clash with North Warrnambool Eagles on Saturday.
And five rival mentors are backing the Saints - though some are more confident than others.
Warrnambool mentor Matt O'Brien, whose side were bundled out by North Warrnambool Eagles in the preliminary final, said Koroit's scoring prowess was too hard to match.
"I watched the second semi-final and across the ground (Koroit) just has too much firepower," he said.
Ex-Portland mentor Tom Sharp agreed. He said the Saints' physicality held them in strong stead.
"They are such a well-balanced side," he said.
"They have multiple scoring avenues to goal and they're extremely physical.
"They're far too good. I see them winning."
Former Hamilton Kangaroos coach Matt Dunn said Koroit's best was too good.
Camperdown co-coach Neville Swayn and Cobden mentor Adam Courtney also picked Koroit, but were more reluctant.
"I think it'll be a tight contest. Both sides play exceptional football," Courtney, a first-year coach, said.
"It should be a good game. Koroit are really peaking at the moment and have timed their run to perfection."
Swayn leaned towards the Saints, but "with no confidence".
"It's hard to pick and could go either way. It wouldn't surprise me either way," he said.
"Both sides really don't have many weaknesses. Whoever has a bit of luck on the day might just get it."
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