Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions Tips
The Hawks take on the Lions at UTAS which is going to give them their best chance of winning, but the Lions look too big and too strong in their current vein of form.
- Hawthorn have lost their last 4 matches.
- Hawthorn have seen a 1-39 point margin in 4 of their last 5 matches.
- Brisbane Lions have won 8 of their last 9 matches.
- Brisbane Lions have won 12 of the last 13 day matches
Head to Head
Brisbane hold the recent head to head record 4-2 between the two sides, but Hawthorn have won their last two clashes.
They came away two-goal winners in their last clash which was in August of last year.
The Hawks have dropped their last four matches and are really struggling to play out four strong quarters.
Hawthorn have gone down to Sydney Swans, Melbourne Demons, Essendon Bombers and Richmond Tigers in the last four weeks.
Their best footy is very good, which we saw earlier in the season, and if they could produce that across a whole match they would be sitting pretty with a much better record than their 3-6.
Hawthorn Team News
Some big ins for Hawthorn this week including Changkuoth Jiath, Daniel Howe and Tom Mitchell all back.
Hawthorn Team List
B: James Sicily, Sam Frost, Will Day
HB: Jarman Impey, Jack Scrimshaw, Blake Hardwick
C: Lachlan Bramble, Jai Newcombe, Daniel Howe
HF: Harry Morrison, Luke Breust, Jaeger O'Meara
F: Dylan Moore, Mitch Lewis, Jacob Koschitzke
FOLL: Max Lynch, Tom Mitchell, Chad Wingard
I/C: Changkuoth Jiath, Conor Nash, Denver Grainger-Barras, Sam Butler
EMG: Liam Shiels, Ned Long, Kyle Hartigan, Jackson Callow
Brisbane Lions Form
The Lions are one of the best two sides this season, sitting second on the ladder with just one very unlucky loss next to their name.
Eric Hipwood returned to the side last week and only strengthened an already talented team in a 102-66 win over Adelaide Crows.
That victory followed wins over Collingwood, Gold Coast Suns, Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles.
Brisbane Lions Team News
Tom Fullarton comes into the Brisbane side this week, but defender Marcus Adams will miss along with Thomas Berry.
Brisbane Lions Team List
B: Darcy Gardiner, Harris Andrews, Tom Fullarton
HB: Brandon Starcevich, Daniel Rich, Dayne Zorko
C: Noah Answerth, Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage
HF: Zac Bailey, Eric Hipwood, Lincoln McCarthy
F: Darcy Fort, Jack Payne, Charlie Cameron
FOLL: Oscar McInerney, Jarryd Lyons, Lachie Neale
I/C: Callum Ah Chee, Keidean Coleman, Cam Rayner, Jaxon Prior
EMG: Deven Robertson, Mitch Robinson, Thomas Berry, Harry Sharp