Venue: Uni of Tasmania Oval, Launceston at 1:45pm AEST
LAST FIVE TIMES
R4, 2016, Hawthorn 13.9 (87) d St Kilda 13.6 (84) at University of Tasmania Stadium
R10, 2015, Hawthorn 20.12 (132) d St Kilda 10.9 (69) at Etihad Stadium
R7, 2014, Hawthorn 27.13 (175) d St Kilda 4.6 (30) at the MCG
R20, 2013, Hawthorn 14.18 (102) d St Kilda 7.14 (56) at Etihad Stadium
R6, 2012, Hawthorn 18.15 (123) d St Kilda 13.10 (88) at the MCG
Game notes: The Saints narrowly missed last year’s finals and a contributing factor was a three-point loss to the Hawks in the corresponding fixture when they were the better team on the day. That was about as poorly as the Hawks have played at their Tasmanian fortress for quite some time. They’ve won 19 straight games in Launceston and their thumping win over West Coast on Sunday suggests they’ve found their mojo once more after a bleak opening to the season. Hawthorn’s backline is starting to click and the Saints don’t appear to have the weapons to hurt the Hawks on the spread. This promises to be a beauty – close and tight throughout – but it is a crunch game for finals aspirant St Kilda who at 2-3 face the prospect of falling just off the pace.
Thommo’s Tip: Heart says Hawks by 12 points, head says Saints by 12 points!
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