Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Western Bulldogs Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 23 Stream. Hawthorn Hawks vs Western Bulldogs match will be kickoff at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Friday 25 August 2017 online, 19:50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Hawthorn enter this off a shock loss to Carlton and stuck in 12th position. The Hawks rank 15th in scoring and 14th in defence. Hawthorn have won three of their last six. Hawthorn have been kept to 72 or less in three of their last four games. The Hawks lost their only game at Etihad this year.
The Western Bulldogs have lost their last two to GWS and Port Adelaide and as a result have fallen to 11th on the ladder with their 11-10 record. They rank eighth in defence but a lowly 14th in scoring. The Bulldogs have conceded at least 89 in their last four.
Hawthorn blew any faint hopes they had of an eighth successive finals appearance by going down to Carlton by seven points last weekend and it was a similar story for the Western Bulldogs, who were rolled by Port Adelaide to the tune of 17 points.
The Bulldogs can still make the eight if they win, but will need some unlikely results to go their way if they are to feature. Luke Beveridge’s side need Essendon and West Coast to lose their respective match ups later on the weekend. The Eagles may just do that against Adelaide but it is hard to see Essendon being rolled by Fremantle.
The game will be the last for a couple of the champions of the competition in Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge and the Western Bulldogs Robert Murphy. Both sides will be keen to farewell their retiring stars in style.
The Bulldogs and can trouble the Hawks with their free-flowing style of play. Jack Macrae, Jason Johannisen and Luke Dahlhaus should find plenty of it, while Marcus Bontempelli shapes as a match winner, but comes off a quiet game last weekend against Port.
At Hawthorn, Alistair Clarkson will need to find a way for his side to impact the scoreboard more than they have in recent times. They have dropped two of their past three and in those losses, they were held to just 64 and 70 points by Richmond and Carlton respectively.
Tom Mitchell will find plenty of the football in the middle again and look for Jaegar O’Meara to have an impact. After a quiet start in his return last weekend he managed to gather 17 possessions and will look to finish the year off in style, in order to carry some momentum into 2018.
The Hawks should have an advantage in the big man department. They rank higher for hitouts and contested marks, but the Bulldogs are superior at winning the contested football and the two sides appear to be evenly matched overall.
B: S.Burgoyne, K.Brand, B.Hardwick
HB: L.Hodge, J.Sicily, J.Gunston
C: I.Smith, T.Mitchell, B.Hartung
HF: R.Schoenmakers, T.O’Brien, P.Puopolo
F: L.Breust, J.Roughead, J.O’Meara
FOL: B.McEvoy, D.Howe, L.Shiels
I/C: T.Duryea, W.Langford, C.Glass, H.Morrison
EMG: B.Whitecross, T.Miles, M.Pittonet
IN: L.Shiels, H.Morrison
OUT: R.Henderson, R.Burton
B: S.Biggs, Z.Cordy, D.Morris
HB: M.Boyd, L.Young, M.Suckling
C: L.Hunter, M.Bontempelli, B.Dale
HF: J.Johannisen, J.Dunkley, L.Picken
F: T.McLean, T.Campbell, R.Murphy
FOL: J.Roughead, T.Liberatore, J.Macrae
I/C: L.Dahlhaus, P.Lipinski, B.Williams, C.Daniel
EMG: M.Wallis, F.Roberts, M.Honeychurch
IN: M.Boyd, T.Campbell, P.Lipinski
OUT: T.Cloke, J.Stringer, T.Dickson