Hawthorn vs Adelaide Round 17 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Adelaide vs Hawthorn Tips

Due to the current lockdown in South Australia, the game between the Crows and Hawks has returned to Victoria in front of no crowds on Saturday night.

Hawthorn vs Adelaide Tips, Preview & Predictions

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows free AFL tips, predictions and preview by AFL expert tipsters will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Hawthorn vs Adelaide Tips

  • Blake Hardwick has had 20+ disposals in 10 of his 15 games this season
  • Six of the last seven meetings have been decided by 1-39 points

Hawthorn vs Adelaide Same Game Multi Tips

Hawthorn vs Adelaide Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 24
Time: 7:40pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Marvel Stadium

Adelaide vs Hawthorn 2021 Form (last five matches)

Crows (LLLL)

  • RD 14: BYE
  • RD 15: Carlton 83-73 Adelaide
  • RD 16: Adelaide 59-111 Brisbane
  • RD 17: Essendon 84-21 Adelaide
  • RD 18: Adelaide 56-98 West Coast

Hawks (LWLLD)

  • RD 14: Hawthorn 73-86 Essendon
  • RD 15: GWS 72-90 Hawthorn
  • RD 16: Hawthorn 53-87 Port Adelaide
  • RD 17: Hawthorn 46-108 Fremantle
  • RD 18: Melbourne 79-79 Hawthorn

Adelaide vs Hawthorn Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R6 2021: Hawks 102-99 Crows
  • R15 2020: Hawks 48-83 Crows
  • R1 2019: Crows 55-87 Hawks
  • R13 2018: Hawks 88-32 Crows
  • R14 2017: Crows 82-96 Hawks

Adelaide vs Hawthorn Preview

The Crows were lacklustre against the Eagles in their heavy 42-point defeat last time out.

Adelaide simply didn’t have the experience and quality to run over the top of West Coast. Their game-plan and ball movement were stagnant throughout stages and they struggled to get the game on their terms.

They will look to start the game well and get it on their terms early on, with vengeance in their mind after suffering a three-point defeat earlier in the season.

Matthew Nick’s midfield will have to go toe to toe against the physical Eagles midfield, as they look to get first use of the ball out of the middle and find Taylor Walker, who has been one of the most damaging forwards in the competition, particularly one on one.

Meanwhile, the Hawks salvaged a draw against the top of the table Demons.

Although Hawthorn has had some rumoured off-field trouble between Alastair Clarkson and soon to be coach Sam Mitchell in the previous week, it didn’t reflect on the team’s performance.

The Hawks were behind by as much as 27 points during the second quarter but dug deep and slowly grinded their way back into the match. They will have a chance to leapfrog the Crows on Saturday night.

The chopping and changing of the venue will be a huge factor in the result of this tie, and considering the game is at Marvel Stadium, I’ll back the Hawks in this encounter.

Crows vs Hawks Team News

Tom Doedee and Riley Thilthorpe will return to the team. Whilst Nick Murray will miss after suffering a concussion last week. 

The Hawks will have two big inclusions, with Blake Hardwick and Chad Wingard set to return to the side.

The two sides last met in Round 6 this season, which saw the Hawks win by three points.

Crows vs Hawks Stats

  • The last time these sides met at Marvel Stadium was in a 2007 elimination final
  • Six of the last seven meetings have been decided by 1-39 points
  • Blake Hardwick has had 20+ disposals in 10 of his 15 games this season

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