2020 AFL – GWS Giants vs Hawthorn Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is GWS Giants vs Hawthorn taking place? Sunday 5th July, 2020 – 09:10 (UK)

Where is GWS Giants vs Hawthorn taking place? Giants Stadium, Sydney

What television channel is GWS Giants vs Hawthorn on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream GWS Giants vs Hawthorn? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for GWS Giants vs Hawthorn? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

GWS GIANTS

  • GWS Giants were able to edge a narrow contest with Collingwood last week as they put two consecutive losses behind them but that success suggests that the Giants could be frustratingly inconsistent this season.
  • After poor defeats against North Melbourne and Western Bulldogs, the Giants produced a superb display to see off the Magpies by a margin of just two points in what was an end-to-end encounter.
  • Despite last week’s success, the Giants have been forced into three changes all because of injuries with Callan Ward, Sam Taylor and Zac Williams making way for Daniel Lloyd, Lachlan Keeffe and Tommy Sheridan.

HAWTHORN

  • Hawthorn were able to move to 3-1 for the season as they overcame North Melbourne last week but the victory was far from convincing, especially having defeated reigning premiers Richmond so comfortably in their previous game.
  • The Hawks built a solid lead ahead of the fourth quarter and they were even able to extend their advantage to 31 points but that was almost wiped out as the Kangaroos mounted a late comeback to fall just four points short.
  • The Hawks will make two changes to last week’s side with Luke Breust dropping out because of injury while Oliver Hanrahan is dropped so Harry Jones and Paul Puopolo receive call-ups.

THE PREDICTION

GWS Giants have earned two strong wins so far this season but will need to find some greater consistency if they are to make it to another Grand Final. They face a tough test as they face 3-1 Hawthorn but facing quality opposition may suit the Giants. Both teams are capable of coming out on top but the Giants were 7-4 on home soil during the regular season last time around while Hawthorn were 4-7 and those respective records should see the hosts edge this.

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