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Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions Predictions & Tips - Lions tipped to boost top four hopes

  • Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions tips for Sunday's AFL Round 20 match
  • The match is being played at University of Tasmania Stadium (5.10am BST)
  • Brisbane have won 4 of the last 5 matches against Hawthorn
  • Will the Lions boost their top four hopes?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Brisbane Lions are back to down the Hawthorn Hawks (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 31 Jul 2021
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Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions Predictions


Brisbane are out to move back into the top four with a percentage boosting win over the Hawks. Hawthorn need to cause another upset to stay away from wooden spoon contention. The Lions are tipped to win this comfortably.

  • Hawthorn are winless in their last 4 matches.
  • Hawthorn's Luke Bruest is averaging 2 goals per game this season. 
  • Brisbane Lions have won 4 of the last 5 matches against Hawthorn.
  • Brisbane Lions have won their last seven day matches.
  • Brisbane Lions' Hugh McCluggage is averaging 25 disposals this season.

Head to Head


Brisbane have won four out of the last five matches against Hawthorn.  

The Hawks won by 28 points the last time the sides met in Round 1 last year at the MCG. 

Brisbane defeated Hawthorn the last time the sides met at University of Tasmania Stadium by 27 points. 

Hawthorn Form


Last week, Hawthorn succumbed to Adelaide by 19 points at Marvel Stadium. Mitch Lewis high scored for the Hawks with three goals, while Tom Mitchell and James Worpel dominated the midfield with 28 disposals and one goal each. 

Hawthorn shocked the football world the previous week, drawing with the ladder leading Melbourne Demons.

Luke Bruest was great up forward with three goals, while Tom Mitchell was dominant once again with 29 disposals and a goal.  

Hawthorn sit 17th on the AFL ladder, with 4 wins, one draw and 13 losses after 19 rounds of the 2021 AFL season. 

Hawthorn Team News


The Hawks make one change with Conor Nash coming in for the injured James Cousins.

Jacob Koschitzke is given a rest this week.

Hawthorn Team List


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

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions came back from a 28-point half-time deficit to win by 49 points against Gold Coast Suns in the Q-Clash last week. 

Lincoln McCarthy lead the resurgence with four goals, while Hugh McCluggage (23 disposals) and Jarryd Lyons (33 disposals) dominated the midfield in the second half. 

In Round 17, Brisbane lost to St Kilda by 32 points at Metricon Stadium before going down to Richmond Tigers by 20 points at the Gabba.

Brisbane have a 12-6 record heading into round 20 placing them 5th on the AFL ladder. 

Brisbane Lions Team News


The Lions are unchanged this week.

Brisbane Lions Team List


B: Madden, Andrews, Starcevich
HB: Birchall, Lester, Rich
C: McCluggage, Bailey, J.Berry
HF: McCarthy, McStay, Zorko
F: Ah Chee, Daniher, Cameron
FOLL: McInerney, Lyons, Neale
I/C: Robinson, Fullarton, Cockatoo, Payne
EMG: Coleman, Prior, Robertson Ballenden

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Verdict

Brisbane should win comfortably against Hawthorn, possibly moving back into the top four in the process.

The Lions' Hugh McCluggage is tipped to collect 20+ disposals and the Hawks' Luke Bruest is back to score anytime.

Best Bet: Brisbane -28.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Same Game Multi Brisbane -26.5 / Hugh McCluggage 20+ disposals / Luke Bruest anytime goalscorer @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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