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Hawthorn vs Fremantle Dockers Predictions & Tips - Dockers to make it three in a row

  • Hawthorn vs Fremantle Dockers predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 17 match
  • The match is being played at UTAS Stadium (4.45am BST)
  • Every Fremantle win this season has been by 1-39-points
  • The Dockers are tipped to win in Tasmania
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Freetips staff 09 Jul 2021
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Hawthorn vs Fremantle Dockers Predictions


The Dockers are tipped to edge another tight game against the Hawks on Saturday. Hawthorn's Tom Mitchell is tipped to have 30+ disposals and continue an outstanding year, combined with Adam Cerra getting 20+.

  • Hawthorn have lost 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • Hawthorn's Tom Mitchell is averaging 33 disposals this season.
  • Fremantle Dockers have won the last 2 matches against Hawthorn.
  • Fremantle Dockers have won 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Every Fremantle Dockers win this season has been decided by the 1-39 point margin.
  • Fremantle’s Adam Cerra has amassed 20+ disposals in 8 out of 10 full matches this season.  

Head to Head


Hawthorn have won six of the eight matches against Fremantle, but the Dockers have won the last two in a row.

The Dockers were victorious against the Hawks by 16 points last year and in the Round 4 earlier this year by 12 points at Optus Stadium.

Their last encounter at University of Tasmania Stadium saw the Hawks win by 31 points in 2019. 

Hawthorn Form


Last week, Hawthorn were comfortably beaten by Port Adelaide by 34 points at Marvel Stadium in Shaun Burgoyne’s 400th match.

Hawthorn have had a really positive last month of football including defeating top eight side Sydney Swans by 38 points and upsetting GWS Giants by 18 points at the MCG. 

In between, they narrowly lost to Essendon by 12 points.

Hawthorn sit 17th on the AFL ladder after 16 rounds, with four wins and 11 losses from 15 games. 

Hawthorn Team News


The Hawks make three changes with Emerson Jeka, Denver Grainger-Barras and Tyler Brockman all recalled.

Tim O’Brien has been left out along with Jai Newcombe, Damon Greaves and Oliver Hanrahan.

Hawthorn Team List


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

Fremantle Dockers Form


Fremantle Dockers wasted a chance to jump into the eight last week when losing by 16 points to Carlton at the MCG in Round 16.

Fremantle have kept themselves in the finals race by beating the teams below them on the ladder. 

In recent weeks they have done just that, defeating Collingwood and the Gold Coast Suns by comfortable margins. 

Fremantle have a 7-8 record heading into Round 17, placing them 12th on the AFL ladder. 

Fremantle Dockers Team News


Brett Bewley is ruled out with injury for the Dockers with Fremantle replacing him with Bailey Banfield in the only change.

Fremantle Dockers Team List


B: Wilson, Pearce, Ryan
HB: Aish, Logue, Tucker
C: Acres, Fyfe, Cerra
HF: Colyer, Lobb, Walters
F: Schultz, Treacy, Henry
FOLL: Darcy, Mundy, Brayshaw
I/C: Switkowski, Banfield, Serong, Walker
EMG: Crowden, Meek, Conca, Blakely

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Verdict

Fremantle are tipped to enhance their claims for a finals berth by accounting for Hawthorn in Launceston by 1-39 points.
 
Hawthorn ball magnet Tom Mitchell can continue his good form and gather at least 30 disposals, combined with Fremantle young gun Adam Cerra getting at least 20 disposals for the ninth time in his last 10 matches.

Best Bet: Fremantle by 1-39 Winning Margin @130.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Disposals Multi: Mitchell 30+/Cerra 20+ Disposals Multi @-133.33 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units

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