AFL Round 6: Collingwood vs Hawthorn Preview & Betting Tips

July 9th 2020, 4:38pm, By: PuntingInDanger

AFL Round 6: Collingwood vs Hawthorn Preview & Betting Tips

The Magpies and Hawks will do battle on Friday night in Round 6 of the AFL season in what should be a very interesting clash. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses in Round 5 and will be looking to bounce back in a hope to jump into the top eight of the AFL ladder.

Once again, we have a dedicated preview and betting tips for the Friday night clash, and you can also see our tips for every game in Round 6 by heading to our AFL Tips page.

Collingwood vs Hawthorn Betting Tips

GIANTS Stadium, Friday July 10th, 7.50pm (AEST)

After losses in Round 5, the Pies and Hawks both sit just outside the eight, with Hawthorn maintaining a slight two point advantage over their counterparts due to Collingwood’s draw with Richmond earlier in the season. Either team can jump into the top eight with a win on Friday night, where they’ll be looking to stay as the shortened season winds down.


Collingwood had hardly put a foot wrong in the opening three rounds of the AFL season but they have been disappointing over the last two weeks, losing to GWS by two points in Round 4 before going down to the Bombers on Friday night by 15 points. In a game where they were heavily favoured, the Pies put up just 48 points in the loss, with young gun Jaidyn Stephenson being their only multiple goal-kicker.

They’ll need to find more avenues to goal if they want to stay competitive with the Hawks, who have put up some big scores this season despite a very tough schedule. The Pies will be without some key players in Jordan De Goey, Jeremy  Howe, Steele Sidebottom and Ben Reid for Friday night’s clash.

With a lot of crucial players out for the Pies on Friday, the bulk of the responsibility in the midfield will fall on the shoulders of Scott Pendlebury and Adam Treloar. Treloar in particular has been fantastic in his last four games against the Hawks, racking up an average of 31.8 touches, expect him to be prominent again on Friday.


The Hawks have had an extremely tough schedule so far this season and have done well to be sitting at 3-2 at this point. They defeated the Lions in Round 1 and following the break they have won games against the Tigers and Kangaroos and lost tough games on the road against Geelong and GWS. They’ll be at GIANTS Stadium for the second straight week on Friday night.

They might have the downside of the short week here after playing their last game on Sunday but they will have the benefit of having remained in Sydney all week. The Pies, on the other hand, have had to make the trip from Melbourne since their last game. The Hawks have a better looking injury list than the Pies at the moment, with only Luke Breust likely to miss this game from their potential best 22.

Tom Mitchell has a famous record against the Pies in recent years. In his last four games against Collingwood, the midfielder averages a ridiculous 46.3 disposals and 156 fantasy points. While there is no way he’ll rack up 40+ with the shortened quarters, Collingwood are known for paying him zero respect and have tagger Levi Greenwood out through injury anyway. Expect a big game from Titch.


Love the look of the Hawks here. They have had a really tough schedule to start the season and although they face another tough opponent here, they catch them at an opportune time. With the Pies facing a multitude of injury/suspension problems and coming off the back of a disappointing loss, we aren’t sure they should be favoured by 6.5 point here.

The Hawks have won their last three games against Collingwood by an average margin of just over 30 points. Back them to make it four wins in a row here, or at least cover the spread.


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