AFL Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans Stream AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Round 08 Match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 23 May 2015 online, 19.20pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Make no mistake, the Swans might say they are not treating this differently, but when you get embarrassed in a Grand Final it hurts and they will be desperate for revenge. The Hawks have had a slow start to the year whilst the Swans are looking to entrench themselves in the top four with another win.
Expect Craig Bird to come back in for the Swans to add to their hardness and ball winning ability in the midfield. The Swans were smashed in the guts on Grand Final day and will want reinforcements. Dean Towers and Jake Lloyd looming on the chopping block. For the Hawks, Jordan Lewis (suspension), Brian Lake (knee) and Isaac Smith (ill) should be available for selection.
The Hawks are sixth on the ladder with four wins having split their last month 2-2. They lost to GWS and Port Adelaide in tight games and smashed North Melbourne and Melbourne. They have scored the most amount of points this season – averaging 114 per game and they have the fourth stingiest defence. The Swans have given up the second least amount of points by rank 9th for points scored. Sydney is 3rd on the ladder with consecutive big wins.
The Hawks lead Sydney 88-68 overall with two draws and have won five out of their past six games against the Swans. Since 2010, Hawthorn is 10-4 (8-6 against the line) vs the men in red and white. The Swans are 6-5 (3-8 against the line) at the MCG since 2012. The Hawks are 24-5 (16-13 ATL) at the ‘G since the start of 2013. 8 of the last 11 Sydney-Hawthorn games have totalled over 186-points and five of the last six have totalled over 195-points. Jarryd Roughead has kicked 22 goals in his last six games against the Swans. Since 2010, the reigning premier is 4-1 (4-1 against the line) in Grand Final re-matches.
Sydney is in better form, are missing less members of their best 22 and will be hell-bent on making a statement after their horrific Grand Final effort. Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett should be able to take advantage of an under-done James Frawley and Brian Lake whilst Sydney’s midfield is fit and firing. Expect fireworks early as Sydney seek revenge from their Grand Final capitulation. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the William Hill promo whereby it’s money back if your team (Sydney) lose by 24-points or less
B Shaun Burgoyne, Brian Lake, Ben Stratton
HB Grant Birchall, James Frawley, Josh Gibson
C Bradley Hill, Sam Mitchell, Jordan Lewis
HF Isaac Smith, Jack Gunston, Cyril Rioli
F David Hale, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Breust
FOLL Jonathon Ceglar, Will Langford, Liam Shiels
I/C Ryan Schoenmakers, Paul Puopolo, Matthew Suckling, Billy Hartung
EMG Taylor Duryea, Jonathan Simpkin, Angus Litherland
IN Brian Lake, Jordan Lewis, Isaac Smith
OUT Angus Litherland, Jonathan Simpkin, Taylor Duryea
B Nick Smith, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw
HB Jeremy Laidler, Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe
C Lewis Jetta, Dan Hannebery, Harry Cunningham
HF Kieren Jack, Lance Franklin, Jarrad McVeigh
F Sam Reid, Kurt Tippett, Ben McGlynn
FOLL Mike Pyke, Josh P. Kennedy, Luke Parker
I/C Adam Goodes, Jake Lloyd, Tom Mitchell, Gary Rohan
EMG Sam Naismith, Daniel Robinson, Dean Towers
IN Harry Cunningham
OUT Dean Towers