The last game for Round 2 is the traditional Easter Monday game between Geelong and the Hawks, with both sides coming off wins. All eyes will be on how Dangerwoodlett all fare together for the first time, but the Hawks will be out to spoil the party and prove the Kennett curse is well and truly dead.
FormGeelong hung on last round by the skin of their teeth when they really should have lost. Cats supporters will be buoyed by the influence of Gary Ablett through the midfield, while Joel Selwood shone in his 250th. Patrick Dangerfield will likely see big forward minutes in his return.
The Hawks embarrassed the Pies last round as Tom Mitchell set a new AFL/VFL disposals record with 54. Sicily looked right at home down back, while Luke Breust was very dangerous in the forward line.
Stats That Matter– The Cats have won 3 of the past 4 meetings – Hawthorn were 4-7 at the ‘G last year – Gary Ablett averages 141 Fantasy points against the Hawks – 2 of the last 3 match-ups have seen a margin of 3 points or less – Patrick Dangerfield kicked 5.6 in their last clash – Is the Kennett curse about to start again in his second tenure? The Hawks lost 11 in a row after their 2008 flag. – Daniel Menzel kicked 4 goals last round
What To ExpectThe Wolf is expecting the Cats to get the chocolates in this Easter Monday fixture. Patrick Dangerfield’s return is particularly timely, given his performances against the Hawks last year and despite their defensive deficiencies Geelong look to have too much class through the midfield.
How It’s Shaping Up
Cats by 17
Pump It Up Price Special: Tom Mitchell and Gary Ablett combine for 80+ disposals ($9.00)
Best: Geelong WIN ($1.57) Value: Geelong to lead at the end of every quarter ($2.75) Player Prop: Gary Ablett 110+ Fantasy points ($1.65) First Goalscorer: Daniel Menzel