Saturday afternoon sees a blockbuster scheduled when Hawthorn welcome Fremantle to the Aurora Stadium with both fighting for a home final, so head to Sportsbet for the best online odds.
The home side are heading into this one as favourites at $1.20 with Ladbrokes.com.au. They managed a solid 19-point victory over Melbourne last round which made them that much safer in the top eight.
Fremantle may provide a tougher challenge but it seems the Hawks are up to it, considering they have the freezing home ground advantage.
Lance Franklin provided the goods once again last weekend with Xavier Ellis not far off, and the duo will need to lead their teammates with determination once more to claim the win.
Fremantle are at $4.60 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au. Earlier this season this fixture would surely have gone their way considering the sort of footy they were playing on the oval, but now it’s not so clear.
The Dockers have struggled over the past few weeks, and they crumbled in the face of Sydney which saw them fall further from the top four. Freo need to beat Hawthorn to head into the finals full of confidence and to ensure they have that pivotal home final.
Few stood out for the Dockers last round, so skipper Matthew Pavlich will need to ensure all men are focused on this weekend’s task and not what’s happened over the previous few weeks. But are the Dockers just too tired to continue to fight at this late stage of the season?
We are backing a Hawthorn win by 20-29 points at $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match
The stakes are high for both sides making up this fixture, so passion will not be a factor – both sides will show plenty of it. But seeing as the Dockers have only ever claimed a win once at the Auroria Stadium back in 2006, odds are they won’t win this time around. With that in mind we are backing a Hawthorn win by 20-29 points at $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.