Richmond vs Hawthorn Round 23 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Richmond vs Hawthorn Tips

Richmond and Hawthorn clash against each other to end their respective seasons on Saturday afternoon at the MCG.

Richmond vs Hawthorn Tips, Preview & Predictions

Richmond Tigers vs Hawthorn Hawks free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Hawthorn have won three matches on the trot.

Richmond vs Hawthorn Tips

  • Nick Vlastuin has had 20+ disposals in four of the last five meetings
  • Maurice Rioli has kicked a goal in every game he’s played (2)

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Richmond vs Hawthorn Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 21
Time: 1:35PM (AEDT)
🏟 Stadium: MCG

Richmond vs Hawthorn 2021 Form (last five matches)

Tigers (WLLWL)

  • RD 18: Richmond 106-86 Brisbane
  • RD 19: Geelong 95-57 Richmond
  • RD 20: Fremantle 55-51 Richmond
  • RD 21: Richmond 89-56 North Melbourne
  • RD 22: GWS 106-67 Richmond 

Hawks (DLWWW)

  • RD 18: Melbourne 79-79 Hawthorn
  • RD 19: Adelaide 102-83 Hawthorn
  • RD 20: Hawthorn 92-80 Brisbane
  • RD 21: Hawthorn 97-78 Collingwood
  • RD 22: Hawthorn 64-37 Western Bulldogs

Richmond vs Hawthorn Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R2 2021: Hawks 49-78 Tigers
  • R3 2020: Tigers 39-71 Hawks
  • R9 2019: Tigers 95-59 Hawks
  • QF 2018: Tigers 95-64 Hawks
  • R3 2018: Tigers 102-89 Hawks

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The hapless Tigers were dominated against the Giants, who cruised to a 39-point triumph.

The reigning premier’s loss all but secured their fate of not playing finals football in 2021. The Tigers struggled to contain the multiple avenues of goal that GWS showcased right from the first siren, and a lack of inexperience proved costly.

The Giants hammered 12 goals in the first half, juxtaposed to the Tigers four. However, the Tigers were able to halt the momentum and win the second half, but it came at a cost with experienced defender David Astbury suffering a quad injury in what was ultimately the last game of his career at the age of 30.

Meanwhile, the Hawks made it three wins on the trot with a shock victory against the top-for Bulldogs.

Hawthorn dragged themselves over the line with pure aggression and determination in tough conditions against a premiership favourite. What would have been the most pleasing for Alastair Clarkson would have been maintaining the second-highest scoring team in the competition to 37 points, when scores against have been a concern this year.

Two of their three previous wins have come against top eight sides, proving that on their day, the Hawks can produce some entertaining football against the competitions best.

The Hawks will be keen to farewell four-time premiership coach Clarkson on a good note, to make it four consecutive wins to end their 2021 campaign.

This is a tough match to predict, with the Tigers in terrible form in the backend of the season. Whilst the Hawks are the opposite and considering that, I believe Hawthorn could steal the four points on Saturday.

Tigers vs Hawks Team News

David Astbury played his final game of his career last week against the Giants after suffering an injury. However, Trent Cotchin looks like a likely return from a knee injury. 

The Hawks are set for two massive inclusions, with Jaeger O’Meara and James Worpel returning from injuries. Connor Downie could be one to make way.

The two sides last met in Round 2 this season, which saw the Tigers win by 19 points.

Tigers vs Hawks Stats

  • Richmond have won five of the last six meetings
  • Hawthorn have won three matches on the trot
  • Nick Vlastuin has had 20+ disposals in four of the last five meetings
  • Maurice Rioli has kicked a goal in every game he’s played (2)

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