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Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn Tips - Freo tipped with favourites dominating

  • Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 4 match
  • The match is being played at Optus Stadium (07.40am BST)
  • The favourite has won 13 of the last 14 matches between the two sides
  • Fremantle are tipped to win in Perth
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Nat Fyfe will return to the Fremantle side (Getty)
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Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn Predictions


Hawthorn have started the season marginally better than Fremantle, but the fact the favourite has won 13 of the last 14 times between the two sides does not bode well for the Hawks.

Fremantle come back to their home ground off a poor loss to Carlton, but were very good here two games back. Hawthorn almost toppled Geelong on Easter Monday, but are on a two-game losing streak.

  • Both sides have 1-2 records from the opening 3 matches.
  • The favourite has won 13 of the last 14 clashes between the two sides.
  • Fremantle Dockers won their last match against Hawthorn, played at Optus Stadium.

Head-to-Head


Hawthorn hold the recent record of 6-1, but the most recent encounter went the way of the Dockers at Optus Stadium where they were victors by almost three goals.

Prior to this, Hawthorn had comfortably had comfortably had their measure in their previous six meetings.

Fremantle Dockers Form


It was a game of boys against men for Fremantle last week against Carlton, with the Dockers always on the back foot.

Their in-experienced line-up were just pushed around in the 109-64 loss and they are in desperate need of their skipper Nat Fyfe back in the side.

Carlton had been playing some good footy throughout the season, but this side Dockers were still expected to play better than they did.

Back to their home ground this week where they toyed with GWS Giants a fortnight ago, I do feel they are the deserved favourites heading into the game.

Fremantle Dockers Team News


Hayden Young will be out for an extended period of time with a big hamstring injury. Lachie Schultz is ruled out with concussion and a broken finger means Sam Switkowski is out.

But key man Nat Fyfe returns to the side after a concussion last week. He was sorely missed last weekend.

Tobe Watson, Josh Treacy and Sam Sturt are also recalled by the Dockers.

Fremantle Dockers Team List


B: Ethan Hughes, Brennan Cox, Tobe Watson
HB: Reece Conca, Luke Ryan, Nathan Wilson
C: Adam Cerra, Andrew Brayshaw, Blake Acres
HF: Travis Colyer, Sean Darcy, Michael Frederick
F: Josh Treacy, Matt Taberner, Michael Walters
FOLL: Lloyd Meek, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
I/C: Sam Sturt, James Aish, Caleb Serong, Heath Chapman
EMG: Stefan Giro, Connor Blakely, Liam Henry, Taylin Duman

Hawthorn Form


The Hawks toughed it out against Essendon in Round 1, winning by a point after looking done for the day when they trailled by eight goals before half-time.

They were a rung below the Richmond Tigers in Round 2 after the reigning premiers got off to a quick start en route to a 78-49 win.

Hawthorn were just one goal away from victory against Geelong Cats last week as they went down 69-64 at the MCG on Easter Monday.

Hawthorn Team News


Jacob Koschitzke and Shaun Burgoyne drop down to the emergencies with Michael Hartley coming into the Hawks side.

We are still a little while away from seeing Jack Gunston back for the Hawks. Will Day will undergo ankle surgery and will miss a period of footy.

Changkuoth Jiath has been all the talk from the Hawthorn camp the last fortnight after putting together two big efforts off the half-back with his speed and skill. He again will be the player to watch as he generates their play.

Hawthorn Team List


B: Sam Frost, Kyle Hartigan, Changkuoth Jiath
HB: Jarman Impey, Blake Hardwick, Michael Hartley
C: Dylan Moore, Jaeger O’Meara, Harry Morrison
HF: Luke Breust, Chad Wingard, Tim O’Brien
F: Tyler Brockman, Mitch Lewis, Dan Howe
FOLL: Ben McEvoy, Tom Mitchell, James Worpel
I/C: Jack Scrimshaw, Tom Phillips, Jonathon Ceglar, Liam Shiels
EMG: Jacob Koschitzke, James Cousins, Shaun Burgoyne, Damon Greaves

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When does Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn being played?

The match is being played at Optus Stadium on Sunday, April 11.

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Verdict

With such a strong favourites record in the match up, I'm tipping Fremantle to win this one by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Fremantle To Win @110.00 at Unibet - 3 Units

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