AFL Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 13 Match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 27 June 2015 online, 13.40pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Hawthorn Hawks are out for revenge after Cale Hooker’s late minute snap gave the Bombers victory in round two.
The Essendon Bombers could welcome back David Zaharakis and Jason Winderlich from long lay-offs whilst Heath Hocking, Dustin Fletcher, Tom Bellchambers, David Myers and Travis Coyler will miss from their best 22. For the Hawks, Grant Birchall is likely to play with Ben McEvoy, Will Langford, Matt Spangher and Jonathan Simpkin also pushing for recalls. Jack Gunston needs to pass a fitness test on his dislocated finger in order to line-up.
The Hawks are 7-4 this season having won their last three games to sit fifth on the ladder. They rank first in most points scored per game and fourth for least amount of points against per game this season. They are 6-2 (5-3 against the line) vs bottom eight teams this year. The Bombers languish in 13th on the ladder with just four wins from 11 games. They rank 16th in scoring (73 ppg) but seventh in defence (least amount of points conceded) this season. They are 1-5 (2-4 against the line) vs top eight teams in 2015.
Hawthorn and Essendon have met 157 times with the Bombers leading 96-61. Since 2010, Hawthorn is 5-2 (4-3 against the line) vs the Bombers. The Hawks have won four of their five matches against Essendon by an average of 46 points though the Bombers did beat them in round 2. The Hawks are 24-6 (16-14 ATL) at the ‘G since the start of 2013. Essendon is 12-13-1 (12-14 against the line) at the MCG since the start of 2012. Four of the past six games have totalled over 178.5 points (current total game score line) though the last two have been below that mark. All six games in round 12 went over the total game score line. Sam Mitchell has topped the Hawks stats sheet in their last seven games. Essendon is 3-2 (4-1 against the line) following a bye since the start of 2011. The Bombers have the equal worst cover record in the league and have covered the total game score line the least too. Teams favoured by 40-points or more are 8-0 (but 2-6 against the line) this season. The Hawks are 3-0 (2-1 against the line) when favoured by 42.5 points or more this season.
The Bombers have lost their last two games by over 50-points and seem set to suffer that fate against the Hawks. They have lost their way moving forward with Jake Carlisle devoid of any confidence and Joe Daniher suffering under a wait of expectation. They will miss Travis Colyer’s run and carry and look a bit one paced in the middle. Expect Ceglar and Hale to give Hawthorn’s midfielders first use and although Hurley and Hooker have stood up well to a barrage of inside 50s of late, the sheer weight of ball coming inside 50 has to take a toll at some stage. This could be a massive blow out.
B: B.Stratton, B.Lake, J.Gibson
HB: G.Birchall, J.Frawley, S.Burgoyne
C: B.Hill, L.Hodge, J.Lewis
HF: C.Rioli, J.Gunston, I.Smith
F: D.Hale, J.Roughead, P.Puopolo
Foll: J.Ceglar, L.Shiels, S.Mitchell
Inter: L.Breust, M.Suckling, B.Hartung, T.Duryea
Emerg: W.Langford, T.Miles, R.Schoenmakers
B: M.Hibberd, C.Hooker, M.Baguley
HB: C.Dempsey, J.Gwilt, J.Winderlich
C: D.Heppell, B.Goddard, S.Edwards
HF: J.Watson, M.Hurley, Z.Merrett
F: J.Merrett, J.Carlisle, J.Daniher
Foll: S.McKernan, B.Stanton, J.Melksham
Inter: M.Gleeson, E.Kavanagh, A.Cooney, N.O’Brien
Emerg: B.Howlett, A.Steinberg, J.Laverde
In: J.Winderlich, C.Dempsey, S.McKernan, N.O’Brien, J.Merrett
Out: P.Chapman, B.Howlett, T.Colyer, P.Ambrose, O.Fantasia