2019 AFL – Hawthorn vs Brisbane Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hawthorn vs Brisbane taking place? Saturday 27th July – 04:45 (UK) / 13:45 (AEST)

Where is Hawthorn vs Brisbane taking place? University of Tasmania Stadium, Tasmania

What television channel is Hawthorn vs Brisbane on? BT Sport 1 in UK / Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream Hawthorn vs Brisbane? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

Where can I get tickets for Hawthorn vs Brisbane? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

HAWTHORN

  • Hawthorn Hawks produced a superb performance to shock league leaders Geelong Cats in their clash last week to make it three wins in a row and keep their hopes of making the play-offs very much intact.
  • They have another tough task ahead of them here as they host second-place Brisbane Lions but a fourth consecutive win would put the Hawks right in the mix for the top 8 whilst placing those above them under even greater pressure.
  • The Hawks make just one change to last week’s side with Grant Birchall coming back into the side after he was a late withdrawal last week in place of Jarman Impey who suffered a season-ending ACL injury against the Cats.

BRISBANE

  • Brisbane Lions made it five successive victories as they edged out North Melbourne Kangaroos in an entertaining game to close the gap on Geelong Cats to just four points at the top of the AFL ladder.
  • Despite their winning run, the Lions’ last three defeats have come on the road and up against another in-form side that are desperate for a win, this could prove to be a difficult contest for them.
  • The Lions have been forced into making a chance to last week’s winning team with Harris Andrews hit with a suspension and he will sit this game out with Josh Walker named amongst the interchanges in his place.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Lions have their eyes set on claiming the minor premiership as they closed the gap at the top of the ladder to just four points after their fifth win in a row last week. They now face the side that got the better of them last week in Hawthorn Hawks as they won their third successive game. They are chasing a spot in the finals and another win here would give them a huge boost with the Hawks able to produce another big display to edge this on home soil.

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