AFL Live West Coast Eagles vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 22 match will be kick off at Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Friday 19 August 2016 online, 20.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Last years grand finalists face off in the match of the round, with both teams coming off impressive wins.
A lot of negativity had been surrounding West Coast’s form, but they have won seven of their last eight. Since losing to Collingwood, they have beaten Fremantle in the derby, and then produced their best performance of the year last week, to defeat GWS with the last kick of the day.
Hawthorn responded to their Round 20 loss to Melbourne with an eight goal first term against North last week to put the match away nice and early, but they weren’t overly impressive in the three subsequent quarters.
Hawthorn has won eight of the last ten matches between the sides, including by 46 points at the MCG in Round 2 last year. The teams are 2-2 at Domain Stadium since the start of 2012.
West Coast have won 10 from 11 at Domain this season, at +6% POT, covering the line in nine of those matches. The have won 21 of their last 23 at the venue. Hawthorn is the only Victorian team to beat West Coast at Domain in the last two years.
Hawthorn have won seven of their eight interstate matches this year, at +19% POT but only 25% ATS. They are three from four interstate at +30% POT and 50% ATS if disregarding their home games in Tasmania. The Hawks have played six games at Domain since 2012, going 3-3 having started between $1.54 and $2.05 in that time.
Psychology will be at play in this one, given the Hawks strong record against West Coast in recent times, and the maulings they handed out in last year’s grand final, and the re-match in Round 2 this season.
On each occasion the Eagles froze on the big stage, and while those matches were at the MCG, any mental gains West Coast may have gained from defeating Hawthorn in week one of the 2016 finals have surely been lost.
Hawthorn have more at stake given a loss will see them lose their grip on top two spot, while even a West Coast win still makes top four an unlikely proposition. That extra mental edge should see them get up in a close one, as they’ve done previously this year.
West Coast Eagles:
B Brad Sheppard, Will Schofield, Sharrod Wellingham
HB Sam Butler, Jeremy McGovern, Shannon Hurn
C Elliot Yeo, Matt Priddis, Lewis Jetta
HF Jamie Cripps, Jack Darling, Chris Masten
F Scott Lycett, Josh J. Kennedy, Mark LeCras
FOL Nic Naitanui, Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey
I/C Dom Sheed, Jackson Nelson, Josh Hill, Mark Hutchings
EMG Jack Redden, Eric Mackenzie, Thomas Cole
IN: Lewis Jetta, Jackson Nelson
OUT: Thomas Barrass (Leg), Simon Tunbridge (Suspension)
B Taylor Duryea, James Frawley, Shaun Burgoyne
HB Sam Mitchell, Josh Gibson, Grant Birchall
C Isaac Smith, Liam Shiels, Bradley Hill
HF Luke Breust, Jack Gunston, Cyril Rioli
F Paul Puopolo, Ben McEvoy, Ryan Burton
FOL Jonathon Ceglar, Jordan Lewis, Luke Hodge
I/C Kaiden Brand, Brendan Whitecross, Billy Hartung, Will Langford
EMG James Sicily, Angus Litherland, Tim O’Brien
IN: No Change