Australian Football League Live Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 12 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Victoria, Australia, Friday 10 June 2016 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
An easy win for the Hawks coming up to launch the second half of their season.
The Bombers are on a nine match losing streak now, and are coming off a loss to what was the bottom side by 79 points. The Dons have lost their last three matches, all against bottom seven sides, quite comfortably, and they still have half a season to go.
Hawthorn has been never better than workmanlike in reaching an 8-3 score-line, and since losing to Sydney in Round 9 have accounted for Brisbane and Melbourne as expected. Their three losses have only come to top six teams.
Hawthorn leads the last ten meetings between the two 6-4, but they have won six of the last seven by an average of 46 points. The Hawks have won the last three Etihad clashes.
Essendon have only covered the line once in their last seven matches. Hawthorn have only done it once in the last eight.
The Dons are -20% POT and 37% ATS at Etihad since the start of 2012. Hawthorn have only lost two games there in that time period, but are 43% ATS.
Hawthorn are still yet to play the sort of football that we’ve come to expect over the last three seasons, and are in danger of becoming an also-ran before the finals even present.
Percentage is going to be a critical factor in the race for home finals in September, and the Hawks have the worst percentage of the top eight sides, currently 19% behind the rest. They need to flex their muscle with a big win over the hapless Bombers, who are in their worst patch of form for the year.
Hawthorn will have too many forward options, and will be looking to run up a cricket score.
B: B.Goddard, P.Ambrose, M.Gleeson
HB: J.Kelly, J.Gwilt, M.Dea
C: D.Parish, D.Zaharakis, A.Cooney
HF: J.Merrett, M.Brown, S.Edwards
F: O.Fantasia, J.Daniher, W.Hams
R: M.Leuenberger, C.Bird, Z.Merrett
I/C:M.Jamar, M.Stokes, C.Dempsey, K.Langford
EMG: J.Ashby, J.Polkinghorne, S.Michael
IN: M.Jamar, J.Kelly, M.Stokes
OUT: R.Crowley (Hamstring), A.McDonald-Tipungwuti (Rested), M.Baguley (Knee)
B: A.Litherland, J.Frawley, B.Stratton
HB: S.Burgoyne, J.Gibson, G.Birchall
C: I.Smith, J.Lewis, B.Hill
HF: L.Breust, T.O’Brien, J.Gunston
F: P.Puopolo, J.Sicily, C.Rioli
R: B.McEvoy, W.Langford, L.Shiels
I/C:M.Pittonet, D.Howe, K.Stewart, B.Hartung
EMG: K.Brand, K.Lovell, B.Whitecross
IN: W.Langford, A.Litherland, M.Pittonet
OUT: S.Mitchell (Back), T.Duryea (Hip), J.Ceglar (Suspension)