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Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs Predictions & Tips - Dogs reaction expected against Hawks

  • Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs tips for Saturday's AFL Round 22 match
  • The match is being played at University of Tasmania Stadium (4.45am BST)
  • The Bulldogs have won the last 2 matches against the Hawks
  • Will we see a reaction from the Dogs?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Western Bulldogs are tipped to edge the Hawthorn Hawks (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 13 Aug 2021
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Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs Predictions

Western Bulldogs suffered a shock loss to Essendon Bombers last week and need a reaction. The Dogs are tipped to come out on top at the University of Tasmania Stadium, despite Hawthorn ending the season on a good run.
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  • Hawthorn have won their last 2 matches.
  • Western Bulldogs have won the last 2 matches against Hawthorn.
  • Western Bulldogs have won 3 of their last 4 matches.


The Bulldogs have won two in a row having collected the points in Round 2 2019 and Round 17 last season. This is the first meeting this year between the sides.  

Hawthorn Form 

The Hawks head into this clash following back-to-back wins. They have recorded victories over Brisbane Lions in Round 20 and over Collingwood last week. 

It should be enough to get the Hawks away from the wooden spoon. 

Prior to the wins, they suffered losses to Fremantle Dockers and the Adelaide Crows before drawing with Melbourne Demons in Round 18. 

Hawthorn Team News 

The Hawks have lost Dylan Moore to injury, but are otherwise unchanged.

Hawthorn Team List

B: O’Brien, Hartigan, Frost
HB: Howe, Scrimshaw, Hardwick
C: Shiels, O’Meara, Bramble
HF: Hanrahan, Lewis, Nash
F: Wingard, McEvoy, Koschitzke
FOLL: Ceglar, Mitchell, Morrison
I/C: Burgoyne, Phillips, Worpel, Brockman
EMG: Downie, Hartley, Morris, Newcombe

Western Bulldogs Form 

The Bulldogs look to bounce back from last week's shock loss to Essendon Bombers, which saw them lose top spot on the ladder. 

The Dogs were on a three-game winning streak after wins over the Gold Coast Suns, Melbourne Demons and Adelaide Crows, but now face a fight for a first-ever minor premiership.

Western Bulldogs Team News

Josh Schache (knee) and Josh Bruce (knee) are two big losses for Western Bulldogs.

Jamarra Ugle-Hagan and Anthony Scott are rested and Ed Richards and Roarke Smith left out.

Alex Keath, Lewis Young, Mitch Hannan, Cody Weightman and Laitham Vandermeer all come back into the Dogs side.

Western Bulldogs Team List

B: Cordy, Keath, Williams
HB: Wood, Young, Dale
C: Daniel, Liberatore, Hunter
HF: Johannisen, Hannan, Smith
F: Treloar, Naughton, Weightman
FOLL: English, Macrae, Bontempelli
I/C: Dunkley, Duryea, Vandermeer, Garcia
EMG: Smith, Scott, Khamis, Richards

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The Hawks may be on a high and in season before form, but the Bulldogs will have fire in their belly after losing last week. Expect a reaction from the Dogs and a win between 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Bulldogs by 1-39 Winning Margin @105.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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