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  • Geelong Cats v Hawthorn
  • Round 18 - 13:10 AEST, Jul 21, 2019
  • MCG
  • 15° Shower or two

Sunday 1:10 PMAEST

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Form

1st Ladder Position 11th
13 Wins 7
3 Losses 9
141.0 % 100.1
1483 Points For 1225
1052 Points Against 1224
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Recent Encounters

Round Result Venue Replay
R5, 2019

Hawthorn 13.12 (90)

Geelong Cats17.11 (113)

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R21, 2018

Hawthorn 10.11 (71)

Geelong Cats8.12 (60)

MCG Replay
R2, 2018

Geelong Cats 18.9 (117)

Hawthorn17.16 (118)

MCG Replay
R17, 2017

Geelong Cats 13.10 (88)

Hawthorn12.13 (85)

MCG Replay
R4, 2017

Hawthorn 6.12 (48)

Geelong Cats20.14 (134)

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Stats

374 Disposals 365
38 Clearances 34
52 Inside 50 51
149 Contested Possessions 138
66 Tackles 67
38 Hit-Outs 43
18 Free Kicks 18

* Season Averages

Match Preview

Match preview: Geelong v Hawthorn

Mitch Cleary  July 16, 2019 5:07 PM

There's never an inch given between these two teams

There's never an inch given between these two teams

Where and when: MCG, Sunday July 21, 1.10pm AEST

TV, radio and online: Click here for broadcast guide

What it means for Geelong:
 Shoring up the perfect MCG record. Unbeaten from their four matches this year, Sunday will be the Cats' last match at the home of football until finals. Since 2012, the Cats are 3-7 at the MCG in September.

What it means for Hawthorn: Another chance to get games into youngsters such as Mitchell Lewis, James Worpel and Oliver Hanrahan against the top side on the big stage.


The stat: Prior to this year, Gary Ablett has received 25 Brownlow votes in 25 games against the Hawks, the equal-most of any club polled against in his career alongside North Melbourne. He was among the best when the two sides met in round five with 23 disposals and three goals.

The match-up: Jed Bews v Chad Wingard

Elevated to the senior side a fortnight ago to take on Eddie Betts, Bews (No.313 in the Official AFL Players Ratings) will likely go to the Hawks' most dangerous small forward. Wingard (No.152) is still working towards full fitness after a series of hamstring setbacks.

Jed Bews can get off the ground when he needs to. Picture: AFL Photos


It's a big week for: Paul Puopolo

Having kicked just two goals in his past 11 games, including none in the last month, the 31-year-old is in a fight to earn a new contract for 2020. A big performance against the Cats would only work in his favour.



Big call: Alastair Clarkson to send Daniel Howe to Patrick Dangerfield, forcing Chris Scott to push the Brownlow Medallist forward en route to another match-winning bag against the Hawks.

Prediction: Cats by 23 points

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