Hawthorn Hawks: $67 at Sportsbet
Brisbane Lions: $9
Hawthorn Hawks: 10th, 8-9, 101.9%
Brisbane Lions: 2nd, 12-5, 114.9%
Hawthorn Hawks: LLWWW
Brisbane Lions: WWWWW
Hawthorn Hawks: Won over Geelong, 61-85
Brisbane Lions: Won over North Melbourne, 87-75
A massive clash between the Hawthorn Hawks and Brisbane Lions at the University of Tasmania Stadium will kickstart Saturday’s footy action.
Besides the Collingwood vs Richmond game on Friday night, this is arguably the must-watch match of the round.
The Brisbane Lions have won their last five matches to go second on the ladder, only one win behind Geelong.
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Hawthorn has stormed back into the final race with three consecutive wins, including a victory over the Cats last weekend.
Although the Hawks are playing at their second home in Tasmania this week, the Lions won there last time around.
Brisbane was unable to overturn the verdict on star defender Harris Andrews, who was handed a one-match suspension for striking North Melbourne’s Nick Larkey behind the play last week.
That leaves Chris Fagan’s men slightly undermanned in the backline, but it remains to be seen whether the Hawks can expose that soft spot.
Hawthorn vs Brisbane Round 19 player disposals tips
Liam Shiels to get 25 disposals @ $1.72 with Sportsbet
After enjoying a good fortnight of footy, Shiels will hope his impressive form follows him down to Launceston. The 200-gamer has a good record when facing the Lions, against whom he averages more disposals per game (22.7) than any other side except the Gold Coast Suns.
Hugh McCluggage to get 25 disposals @ $2.20
Although McCluggage has only played the Hawks three times, he is yet to lose a game and has never recorded lower than 20 disposals. The no.3 pick from the 2016 AFL Draft has transitioned into a very dangerous midfielder that can accumulate the ball very well.
Hawthorn vs Brisbane Round 19 goalscorer betting
Jack Gunston to kick 2 goals – Best odds at Ladbrokes
With Harris Andrews suspended for this clash, Gunston looms as the Hawks forward that will expose the Lions backline. The former Adelaide star has always been an accurate goal-kicker, but with one of the best defenders in the league not playing this week, he will have a much easier time finding the footy.
Charlie Cameron to kick two goals
Cameron has kicked eight goals in the past three weeks, making him one of the in-form forwards in the competition. If can get out the back against the well-structured Hawks, he will have multiple chances on goal. Also, Cameron has kicked four goals in his last two games against the Hawks.
Hawthorn vs Brisbane Round 19 total match points
Over 158.5 total match points @ $1.88 with Sportsbet
Four of the last five matches between the Hawks and Lions have exceeded 160 total points, with two of those matches going over 200. Their last two meetings at UTAS Stadium both topped this week’s total points line, so all signs suggest another shootout.
Hawthorn vs Brisbane Round 19 match betting
Match result: Brisbane Lions to win @ $1.95 with Sportsbet
Line betting: Brisbane Lions -6.5 @ $2.10
Even though they have to travel to Tasmania, the Lions look the goods. They sit second on the ladder and have won their last five matches, so the Hawks will have to play top-drawer footy to beat them.
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