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Hawthorn vs Brisbane Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips - Hawks can upset the Lions at the MCG

Brisbane have lost their last 8 matches at the MCG.
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Hawthorn vs Brisbane Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Hawthorn have 2018 Brownlow Medal Tom Mitchell returning to the team as the Hawks host Brisbane at the MCG. Brisbane were big improvers in 2019, can they match Hawthorn in Melbourne?

Hawthorn Team News

  
Jonathon Patton and Sam Frost have been named in the starting 18.

B: Ben Stratton, James Frawley, Ben McEvoy
HB: James Sicily, Sam Frost, Isaac Smith
C: Ricky Henderson, Jaeger O'Meara, Tom Scully
HF: Luke Breust, Shaun Burgoyne, Harry Morrison
F: Tim O'Brien, Jonathon Patton, Chad Wingard
Foll: Jonathon Ceglar, James Worpel, Tom Mitchell
I/C: Paul Puopolo, Conor Nash, Jack Scrimshaw, Liam Shiels, Michael Hartley, Jack Gunston, Oliver Hanrahan, James Cousins

Brisbane Team News


Veteran defender and ex Hawthorn player Grant Birchall has been named to take on his old side this Sunday.

B: Marcus Adam, Harris Andrews, Darcy Gardiner
HB: Daniel Rich, Grant Birchall, Noah Answerth
C: Mitch Robinson, Jarryd Lyons, Hugh McCluggage
HF: Zac Bailey, Eric Hipwood, Cam Rayner
F: Oscar McInerney, Daniel McStay, Charles Cameron
Foll: Stefan Martin, Dayne Zorko, Lachie Neale
I/C: Deven Robertson, Jarrod Berry, Lincoln McCarthy, Keidean Coleman, Alex Witherden, Ryan Lester, Brandon Starcevich, Connor Ballenden

Hawthorn vs Brisbane Head to Head


Brisbane have had the edge over Hawthorn in recent years with a pair of victories over the Hawks in both of the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Hawthorn won the previous six matches by an average of 55 points in what were all high scoring games.

Hawthorn vs Brisbane Betting Odds


Brisbane Lions are narrow 1.75 favourites with 2.10 available on Hawthorn. The total points line is currently set at 154.5 points.

Hawthorn vs Brisbane Match Up


Hawthorn have well structured team with new recruit Jonathon Patton a strong target up front. He has a fine support act with Chad Wingard, Luke Breust and Tim O'Brien.

Brisbane have exciting forward Charlie Cameron coming off a breakout year in 2019 with 57 goals. Much of their midfield centers around Dayne Zorko and ball magnet Lachie Neale.

Hawthorn vs Brisbane Key Stats


  • Brisbane have lost their last 8 matches at the MCG.
  • Brisbane's Lachie Neale has registered 30+ possessions in 6 of Brisbane's last 7 matches in Victoria.

Hawthorn vs Brisbane FAQ

When does the Hawthorn vs Brisbane game start?

The Hawthorn vs Brisbane game is scheduled to start at 03:40 GMT on Sunday, 22 March 2020.

Where is the Hawthorn vs Brisbane match being played?

The Hawthorn vs Brisbane match is being played at the MCG in Melbourne.

Where can I watch the Hawthorn vs Brisbane live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where you can watch the Hawthorn vs Brisbane live stream.

   

Verdict

Hawthorn can prevail over the Brisbane Lions. Chad Wingard has kicked 2+ goals in all of his last four Round 1 matches and is tipped to do so again.

Best Bet: Hawthorn Win Win Market @2.04 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Chad Wingard 2+ Goals To Kick 2+ Goals Market @3.75 at bet365 - 2 Units

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