Hawthorn vs Geelong - AFL - Betting Tips 22-04-2019

Published: 18.04.2019

In recent years, no AFL rivalry has been better for the neutral supporter than Hawthorn v Geelong. The Hawks and Cats take to the MCG for their traditional Easter Monday clash in round five, and as usual the potential consequences are huge and the winner will be hard to pick.

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The Hawks have gone win, loss, win, loss to start the season, so they’ll be hoping the pattern continues against their arch rival on Monday. Hawthorn were thrashed in the clearances against St Kilda but they can hardly be blamed given they were missing Tom Mitchell, Liam Shiels, and Shaun Burgoyne, as well as Jaeger O’Meara who was a late withdrawal. O’Meara should return for the all-important clash with Geelong.

Geelong were finally stopped in their tracks by GWS in round four after being previously unbeaten. The Cats’ much-vaunted midfield lowered their colours, despite the Giants losing star on-baller Callan Ward to an ACL in the opening quarter. Tim Kelly was held to just nine touches, and he and Patrick Dangerfield – who has been cleared to play in round five after being reported against GWS – will be keys to beating the Hawks.

 

Hawthorn v Geelong Betting Tips

Hawthorn and Geelong have each won two of their last four Easter Monday clashes. Matches between these two rivals are almost always close, with four of the last five decided by less than 12 points and three of the last five by three points or less. Ladder leaders Geelong are rightfully the favourites, but the smart money is on Hawthorn at +15.5 points at bet365.

One thing you can be sure about with Hawthorn v Geelong is there will be several lead changes during the match. Neds lets punters bet on QT/HT/3QT/FT leaders and races to 15, 25, 35, and 50 points. Here’s an interesting bet: Hawthorn/Geelong/Hawthorn/Geelong in QT/HT/3QT/FT betting is paying a whopping 81.00.HTHT

 

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