2020 AFL – Richmond vs Hawthorn Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Richmond vs Hawthorn taking place? Thursday 18th June, 2020 – 10:40 (UK)

Where is Richmond vs Hawthorn taking place? MCG, Melbourne

What television channel is Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond vs Hawthorn? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

RICHMOND

  • Reigning premiers Richmond extended their unbeaten run in the AFL to 14 matches but it they were not able to overcome Collingwood in their first game back in action last week as they were held to a draw.
  • In a drab affair that failed to really get going, Richmond had to fight back from a poor start which saw them trail 25-1 at the end of the opening quarter before they were able to secure two competitions points thanks to the 36-all scoreline.
  • The Tigers have suffered a huge blow ahead of this contest with Dustin Martin is out with rib soreness while Liam Baker will also miss out because of personal reasons with Josh Caddy and Jack Ross their replacements.

HAWTHORN

  • Hawthorn were on the end of a big loss against Geelong Cats last week as the Hawks failed to live with their opponents’ strong showing in the second half of the contest and they now face another tough test.
  • The Hawks trailed by just six points at the half but were blown away in the second period as they were outscored 62-7 which included a scoreless fourth quarter for Hawthorn.
  • They will now have to quickly dust themselves down from that one-sided second half and are boosted by the return of Jaeger O’Meara who replaces Harry Morrison after recovering from a facial fracture.

THE PREDICTION

Richmond will have been relieved that their poor start did not cost them their long unbeaten run on their return to action against Collingwood last week but will still be annoyed they failed to come away with the win. They now host Hawthorn who capitulated in the second half against Geelong Cats and that poor showing is likely to be difficult to bounce back from against the reigning premiers with the Tigers able to make it five consecutive wins over the Hawks.

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