Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks Tips and Odds – AFL 2020 Round 8

SCG will play host to Saturday's Round 8 AFL game between Sydney Swans and Hawthorn Hawks. The game kicks off at 3:35 pm with Hawthorn Hawks heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn Hawks game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday July 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm

Where: SCG

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Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks Odds

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Sydney and Hawthorn’s twin Grand Final showdowns in 2012 and ’14 seem a long, long time ago given both heavyweights’ recent struggles.

The 2–4 Swans are on a four-match losing run, tumbling to 16th following a 32-point loss to the Suns at the SCG in round 7. The injury-hit Swans are trotting out a young, inexperienced line-up each week. There’s no shortage of spirit and commitment – and the likes of Tom McCartin and Will Hayward are great prospects – but the lack of top-level talent is showing on the scoreboard.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are hurtling towards a rebuild. After losses to GWS and Collingwood by 30-plus, they were spanked by a 43-point margin at the hands of Melbourne in round 7. There’s more questions than answers swirling around Alistair Clarkson and his ailing charges.

These teams love a close, low-scoring contest. Neither side has managed more than 83 points in their last seven encounters, while the Swans’ 19-point victory in round 14 last year – spearheaded by Buddy Franklin’s four-goal haul – was the only clash of their last six to feature a double-digit margin.

There’s little between the sides again, but not in a good way. Both are struggling big-time, but the youthful Swans’ doggedness may be worth getting behind in an AFL round 8 predictions minefield.

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Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks Teams


B: Lloyd, Rampe, Clarke

HB: Fox, Aliir, Mills

C: Bell, Parker, Cunningham

HF: Dawson, McCartin, L.Taylor

F: E.Taylor, Reid, Papley

FOLL: Sinclair, Rowbottom, Florent

I/C: Stephens, Gray, Blakey, Ling

EMG: O’Riordan, Wicks, Warner, Thurlow

IN: Bell, L.Taylor, Reid, Gray, Ling

OUT: Warner, O’Riordan (omitted), Hayward, Hewett, Stoddart (injured)


B: Hardwick, Frawley, Sicily

HB: Day, Frost, Scrimshaw

C: Scully, O’Meara, Smith

HF: Gunston, Brooksby, Wingard

F: Minchington, Lewis, Morrison

FOLL: McEvoy, Worpel, Mitchell

I/C: Burgoyne, Stratton, Shiels, Morris

EMG: Hartley, Glass, Hanrahan, Puopolo

IN: Scrimshaw, Brooksby

OUT: O’Brien, Henderson