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West Coast vs Hawthorn Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Will the Eagles soar past the Hawks?

  • West Coast clash with Hawthorn on Sunday night
  • This game will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth
  • Kick-off time is 6.10pm (AEST) and rain is predicted
  • Will it be an easy win for the Eagles?
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West Coast take on Hawthorn in Round 12 on Sunday. (Getty)
     

Sunday night AFL sees West Coast host Hawthorn from Optus Stadium in Perth where rain is expected from late Saturday onwards.

West Coast found their top gear eventually last week after a slow first half against Carlton and they'll be looking to solidify their top four claims against an ageing Hawthorn list that have been struggling to consistently kick a competitve score in 2020.

West Coast Form & Team News

West Coast were slow to that their season but are in good form at present and they currently sit in 4th position on the ladder.

They were a little sluggish early last week against Carlton but got stronger as the second half wore on. In the end, they were able to record a rather safe 22-point win.

*Round 11 teams listed as the Round 12 line-up is unavailable

FB: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: L.Duggan, J.Rotham, J.Nelson
C: J.Redden, E.Yeo, A.Gaff
HF: J.Cripps, J.Kennedy, L.Ryan
FF: O.Allen, J.Darling, B.Ah Chee
FOL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, L.Shuey
IC: J.Waterman, D.Sheed, T.Cole, J.Cameron

Hawthorn Form & Team News

Despite a few strong showings in 2020, Hawthorn have mostly found it hard to score and find themselves currently in 15th position on the ladder.

Following an upset 31-point victory over the Blues, they kicked just four goals last week against Fremantle in a 16-point defeat.

*Round 11 teams listed as the Round 12 line-up is unavailable

B: B.Hardwick, J.Frawley, J.Sicily
HB: J.Impey, S.Frost, B.Stratton
C: J.Scrimshaw, J.O'Meara, I.Smith
HF: J.Gunston, L.Breust, C.Wingard
F: J.Ceglar, T.O'Brien, L.Shiels
FOLL: H.Morrison, J.Worpell, T.Mitchell
I/C: B.McEvoy, C.Nash, T.Scully, W.Day

West Coast vs Hawthorn Head To Head

Hawthorn defeated West Coast by 38 points the last time these two teams met in Round 23, 2019 at Optus Stadium in Perth.

From their last 10 clashes, the Hawks have a narrow 6-4 lead over the Eagles.

West Coast vs Hawthorn Betting Odds

The head-to-head market with Sportsbetting.com.au has West Coast as the clear $1.16 favorites versus Hawthorn who are $5.10 to defeat the Eagles.

For those interested in taking either side at the line, PlayUp are your best option as they are offering $2 lines on all AFL games in Round 12 with West Coast set at -26.5 to win by a margin,


West Coast vs Hawthorn Match Up

Although they upset the Eagles at Optus Stadium last year, it will take some extra magic from the Alastair Clarkson-coached Hawks to repeat the dose on Sunday.

On paper the Hawks still look to have enough fire power up front with Jack Gunston, Luke Breust and Chad Wingard all highly skillful mid-sized forwards but without a strong and consistent key forward for them to build around, they aren't as effective especially with a one-paced and predictable midfield delivering it in.

West Coast have all areas covered across the field with arguably the most talented list in the AFL and it's hard to see where the Hawks can find an edge on Sunday. However, the Eagles haven't exactly been putting consistent four quarter efforts together and have been relying on that ability to just do enough.

On their home turf and facing a Hawthorn side that is struggling to kick a winning score, we're expecting West Coast to be far too strong for Hawthorn in Round 12.

West Coast vs Hawthorn Key Stats

  • Josh Kennedy has kicked 4 or more goals in West Coast's last four matches in 2020
  • Elliot Yeo has accrued 20 or more disposals in West Coast's last six fixtures
  • Jack Gunston has kicked 2 or more goals in five of Hawthorn's last nine matches

West Coast vs Hawthorn FAQ

What time is the West Coast vs Hawthorn game?

The West Coast vs Hawthorn match begins at 6.10pm AEST on Sunday, August 16.

Where is the West Coast vs Hawthorn match being played?

The West Coast vs Hawthorn match will be held at Optus Stadium in Perth.

How can I live stream the West Coast vs Hawthorn match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the West Coast vs Hawthorn match.

                                                                                       

Verdict

West Coast will be looking for a big win this Sunday over the Hawks and can cover the line.

Liam Ryan was quiet last week but has hit the scoreboard regularly in 2020.

Line Betting: West Coast (-26.5) Line Market @2.00 at PlayUP - 4 Units
Goal Scorer: Liam Ryan To Score 3+ Goals @7.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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