Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 07 math will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Saturday 16 May 2015 online, 14.10pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Hawthorn Hawks will be hurting after a shock loss to GWS and will favour their match-up against Melbourne who weren’t completely disgraced against Sydney last weekend.
The Dees say both Chris Daws (calf) and Dom Tyson (knee) will play whilst Nev Jetta (concussion) is likely to miss again. Jack Grimes, Mark Jamar and Viv Michie are all pushing for recalls. For the Hawks, former-Demon James Frawley (pectoral) is likely to return to face his former team and fellow defender Brian Lake (knee) a chance to return.
The Hawks are a surprising 8th on the ladder with losses to Essendon, GWS and Port Adelaide. They do rank first in points per game but have conceded an average of 78-points per game to rank 8th in league. Melbourne has tried to increase their scoring but rank 17th in the competition at just 68-points per game. They sit 15th on the ladder after six rounds.
The Hawks and Dees have played 157 times with Hawthorn leading 83-74. The Hawks have won 11 in-a-row over Melbourne – with the Dees not having defeated Hawthorn since 2006. Since 2010, the Hawks are 7-0 both head-to-head and at the line vs Melbourne with an average winning margin of 57-points. The Demons are 5-11 (7-9 against the line) at the MCG under Paul Roos. The Hawks are 23-5 (15-13 ATL) at the ‘G since the start of 2013. They’re 17-0 (11-6 against the line) when favoured by 30-points or more in the last two years. That changes to 7-0 (4-3 against the line) at the MCG in the same scenario. The Dees are 3-11 (but 8-6 against the line) when facing a line of 30 or more under Paul Roos. Melbourne averages just 54-points per game in their last three against the Hawks. The Hawks are 8-1 (7-2 against the line) coming off a loss in 2013-15 period.
The Hawks will be breathing fire after their third loss for the year – they lost only five games last year! Paul Roos has minimalized Melbourne’s big losses whilst he’s been at the helm but they still have not figured out a way to consistently score and that task is never easy against Hawthorn. In what shapes as a real bounce-back game, expect the Hawks to dominate proceedings.
B Shaun Burgoyne, James Frawley, Ben Stratton
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Taylor Duryea
C Bradley Hill, Sam Mitchell, Matthew Suckling
HF Isaac Smith, Jack Gunston, Cyril Rioli
F Ben McEvoy, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Breust
FOLL Jonathon Ceglar, Paul Puopolo, Liam Shiels
I/C Ryan Schoenmakers, Will Langford, Angus Litherland, Billy Hartung
EMG Daniel Howe, Jonathan Simpkin, Tim O’Brien
IN James Frawley, Angus Litherland
OUT Jed Anderson, Brendan Whitecross
B Christian Salem, Tom McDonald, Colin Garland
HB Jack Grimes, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe
C Daniel Cross, Nathan Jones, Heritier Lumumba
HF Angus Brayshaw, Jesse Hogan, Rohan Bail
F Jeff Garlett, Chris Dawes, Aaron Vandenberg
FOLL Jake Spencer, Dom Tyson, Bernie Vince
I/C Jimmy Toumpas, Billy Stretch, Viv Michie, Matt Jones
EMG Max Gawn, Ben Newton, Cameron Pedersen
IN Jack Grimes, Rohan Bail, Viv Michie, Matt Jones
OUT Jack Watts, Cameron Pedersen, Jay Kennedy-Harris (groin), Ben Newton