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GWS Giants vs Hawthorn Predictions & Tips - Giants to boost finals hopes

  • GWS Giants vs Hawthorn predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 15 match
  • The match is being played at the MCG (4.10am BST)
  • The Giants recorded a big win last weekend
  • GWS are tipped to cover the line in Melbourne
  • Preview, stats, team news & predictions can be found below
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GWS Giants vs Hawthorn Predictions


The Giants needed to respond last Saturday against Carlton and they did so emphatically, recording a 36-point win over the Blues. They are tipped to go back-to-back and boost finals hopes.

  • GWS Giants rank top 5 in the AFL for kicks per game and clearances per game this season
  • Hawthorn have lost nine of their last 10 day matches
  • Hawthorn rank top 2 in the AFL for rebound 50's per game and handballs per game this season


Head to Head


From their last 10 clashes, Hawthorn lead the head to head battle 5-4 over the Giants with the other clash being a draw back in 2017.

GWS defeated Hawthorn by 34 points in Round 5, 2020 which was the last game between these two sides.

GWS Giants Form


The Giants were building quite well and they should have beaten Richmond Tigers prior to rolling West Coast Eagles, two of the more talented sides in the competition.

Following a loss to Brisbane Lions and then a draw with North Melbourne, they simply had to win in Round 14 to boost finals hopes.

The Giants rose to the occasion last week against Carlton, breaking the 100 point barrier in the process in a dominant win.

The equation is similar this Sunday for GWS in that they need to defeat the Hawks to keep their finals hopes alive. With a more polished 22 across the board, they should be winning this with a repeat of last Saturday's effort.


GWS Giants Team News


Small pressure forward Brent Daniels returns for the Giants this Sunday.

Tom Green (omitted), Lachlan Ash (medi-sub) are out of the squad for Round 15.

GWS Giants Team List


B: Buckley, Davis, Reid
HB: Perryman, Haynes, Cumming
C: Kelly, Ward, Whitfield
HF: de Boer, Himmelberg, Hill
F: Greene, Finlayson, Lloyd
FOLL: Flynn, Taranto, Hopper
I/C: Kennedy, Idun, Daniels, Briggs
EMG: Green, Ash, Mumford, Bruhn

Hawthorn Form


Hawthorn responded from their bye week with an upset win over the Sydney Swans, which boosted hopes of avoiding the wooden spoon.

The Hawks had more scoring shots than the Essendon Bombers last Sunday, but they just lacked that bit of class in the big moments in an 86-73 loss.

Alastair Clarkson's men will be looking to set the tone by slowing down the Giants ball movement early then cash in on the turnovers and if their pressure isn't up to scratch, GWS will open them up.

Hawthorn Team News


Hawthorn have some handy inclusions for Round 15 with highly rated youngster Denver Grainger-Baras returning along with midfielder James Worpel and lock-down defender Kyle Hartigan.

James Cousins, Conor Nash (both omitted), Jarman Impey (injured), Shane Burgoyne (managed) are all out of the Round 14 line up.


Hawthorn Team List


B: Hardwick, Hartigan, Grainger-Barras
HB: Day, Frost, Jiath
C: Bramble, Newcombe, Phillips
HF: Koschitzke, Breust, O’Meara
F: Moore, McEvoy, Howe
FOLL: Ceglar, Mitchell, Worpel
I/C: Scrimshaw, O’Brien, Wingard, Shiels
EMG: Burgoyne, Cousins, Greaves, Nash

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Verdict

GWS need to stay in touch with the Top 8 and they're capable of putting a space on the Hawks if they bring their best.

The -6.5 line can be covered by the Giants and a 25+ winning margin is worth small stakes.

Best Bet: GWS Giants -6.5 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: GWS Giants 25+ Winning Margin @220.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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