Australian Football League Live Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 08. Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions match will be kickoff at University Of Tasmania Stadium, Tasmania, Australia, Saturday 13 May 2017 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Hawthorn dropped their opening four games of the 2017 season but have mixed their form since with impressive upset wins over West Coast and Melbourne sandwiching a hideous defeat at the hands of St Kilda. The Hawks rank bottom three in both attack and defence scoring 95 points just once all season while conceding 110-plus on five occasions.
Brisbane shocked Gold Coast in their season opener and have then proceeded to drop six straight games. They are now anchored on the bottom of the ladder with the worst defence and the fourth worst attack. The Lions have conceded 119-plus in their last four with their last six losses coming by margins of 27 or more.
It is hard to see the hapless Lions being able to challenge the Hawks in this one but the line of 42.5 seems to be close to spot on. The best play in this one though is the over. The last five matches between the Hawks and Lions have gone over the total, the Lions are a big over team off a bad loss and in day matches the Hawks typically rack up big scores against Brisbane. This game should easily shoot past 200 points.
Tom Mitchell has been an fantasy fillup this year with an average of 125.1 and a low of 115 this year. Mitchell should be in for a fat day against the Lions and off a season-high haul of 136 looks set to cover the 130 score with some ease.
Hawthorn lose Grant Birchall for up to a month, while doubt surrounds Jaegar O’Meara and his dodgy knee. Ty Vickery, Ricky Henderson and Brendan Whitecross are among the potential inclusions.
Brisbane will be without Dayne Beams for another week, while Mitch Robinson is in doubt. Rhys Mathieson and Josh Clayton are among those that could come in.
B: G.Birchall, J.Frawley, B.Stratton
HB: R.Burton, J.Gibson, S.Burgoyne
C: I.Smith, T.Mitchell, J.O’Meara
HF: L.Breust, T O’Brien, J.Gunston
F: P.Puopolo, J.Roughead, C.Rioli
FOL: B.McEvoy, L.Shiels, L.Hodge
I/C: J.Sicily, B.Hartung, D.Howe, B.Hardwick
EMG: B.Whitecross, K.Brand, W.Langford
IN: G.Birchall, C.Rioli
OUT: W.Langford, K.Brand
B: D.Gardiner, H.Andrews, D.Rich
HB: S.Mayes, D.McStay, M.Paparone
C: H.McCluggage, D.Zorko, R.Lester
HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, J.Barrett
F: M.Robinson, J.Schache, B.Keays
FOL: S.Martin, J.Berry, T.Rockliff
I/C: R.Harwood, C.Beams, N.Robertson, M.Close
EMG: J.Walker, T.Bell, J.Clayton
IN: M.Paparone, J.Barrett
OUT: D.Beams, T.Cutler