Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks Tips and Odds – AFL 2021

MCG will play host to Monday's Round 3 AFL game between Geelong Cats and Hawthorn Hawks. The game kicks off at 3:20 pm with Geelong Cats heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Geelong Cats vs. Hawthorn Hawks game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Monday April 5, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Where: MCG

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Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks Odds

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The traditional Easter Monday clash is always one of the highlights on the AFL calendar as we prepare for what is hopefully another thriller between these two bitter rivals.

After losing in Round 1 to the Crows, the Cats bounced back last week in controversial fashion with a less-than convincing win over the Lions at home.

The Hawks, on the other hand, showed glimpses of the future in their 29-point loss to Richmond, a game that certainly highlighted the potential of Hawthorn’s young stars.

Joining Patrick Dangerfield on the sideline is key Cats forward Gary Rohan for his bump on Lachie Neale last week.

Hawthorn, meanwhile, has lost promising young defender Will Day to an ankle injury – one that now places tremendous pressure on a very young and inexperienced back line.

Geelong walked away with a comfortable 51-point victory when these two sides met last year, but it is worth noting the Hawks have covered the line in four of their last five games as the away underdog against the Cats.

For Hawthorn to keep this close, they simply need to limit the mistakes.

The Hawks had plenty of the ball last week against Richmond, but their basic skills let them down as well as some questionable decisions inside 50.

Like the Tigers, the Cats should show their class in the final term, but since these games are typically very close, the Hawks do look a touch hard done by as +23.5 underdogs.

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Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks Teams

CATS

B: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, M.O’Connor

HB: T.Atkins, T.Stewart, J.Kolodjashnij

C: I.Smith, C.Guthrie, Z.Tuohy

HF: J.Clark, G.Miers, C.Constable

F: M.Duncan, T.Hawkins, S.Higgins

FOLL: R.Stanley, B.Parfitt, J.Selwood

I/C: J.Bews, L.Dahlhaus, S.Menegola, J.Henry

HAWKS

B: S.Frost, K.Hartigan, D.Howe

HB: J.Impey, B.Hardwick, H.Morrison

C: D.Moore, J.O’Meara, C.Wingard

HF: L.Breust, J.Koschitzke, T.Phillips

F: T.O’Brien, J.Ceglar, T.Brockman

FOLL: B.McEvoy, T.Mitchell, J.Worpel

I/C: L.Shiels, C.Jiath, S.Burgoyne, T.Brockman