2020 AFL – Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn taking place? Saturday 25th July, 2020 – 06:35 (UK)

Where is Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn taking place? SCG, Sydney

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

THE TEAM NEWS

SYDNEY SWANS

  • Sydney Swans fell to 2-5 for the season as they were beaten for the fourth game in succession in what was a disappointing display against Gold Coast Suns last week and they cannot afford many more losses if they are to compete for a spot in the finals.
  • The Swans got off to a slow start and despite only trailing by 10 points at the half, they did not get going once again in the second half as that lead was extended to 32 points by full-time.
  • Having lost all four quarters last week, the Swans must make major improvements here and there are big changes to their side with James Bell, Lewis Taylor, Matthew Ling, Sam Gray and Sam Reid coming into the line-up for the dropped Chad Warner and injured Colid O’Riordan, George Hewett, Ryley Stoddart and Will Hayward.

HAWTHORN

  • Hawthorn fell to a third straight AFL defeat after they lost to Melbourne last week and it was another disappointing outing on both sides of the ball for the Hawks.
  • Having managed just 27 points in their loss to Collingwood, the Hawks were only able to post 48 last week as they lost by a margin of 43 points as they came out second best in all four quarters of the contest with the Demons.
  • Despite another poor showing, the Hawks have only made two changes to their side this week and both are enforced with Ricky Henderson and Tim O’Brien dropping out through injury and that means Jack Scrimshaw and debutant Keegan Brooksby come into the side.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Swans and Hawthorn are both desperate to end their losing streaks as they meet in an important contest for both teams. They come into this clash 2-5 and 3-4 respectively and in this condensed season, neither side can afford many more defeats if they are to challenge for a top eight spot. The Swans have been hit hard by injuries ahead of this clash but with neither side being particularly fancied, it may pay to side with a low-scoring contest that sees less than 120 points.

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