If you can’t get excited by the prospect of a Geelong vs Hawthorn qualifying final at the MCG then you’re either not an Aussie Rules fan or you should seek medical attention ASAP.
In Alistair Clarkson and Chris Scott we have two of the very best coaches in the AFL going head to head after a bye week which should see both teams in tip-top shape and as well prepared tactically as they possibly could be.
The Cats and the Hawks both finished the home and away season with 17-5 records but it was the Cats that finished in the better form, winning nine straight, while the Hawks lost to the Demons and Eagles in August and also scraped past the Pies with a single point victory in their final match.
The big question for Hawthorn surrounds their ageing midfield and whether time is finally catching up with them. They will need to be on their game for four quarters tonight with heavy rain in Melbourne as I write this likely to make it somewhat of a slog in the middle of the MCG.
I have faith in Alistair Clarkson getting his troops ready for the finals in 100% condition and although this still might not be enough to overcome the Cats the current line of 10.5 points with Pinnacle seems a good few points too big with the Hawks’ outstanding finals record.
Sportsbet also have an offer worth taking advantage of with money back if your team loses by 18 points or less. Their $2.35about the Hawks looks good with this offer in play
The wet weather could well favour the small forwards tonight so Paul Puopulo to be top scorer at $15 is worth a .33 unit interest with and for those of you who like the Cats the $2.0 with for $50 max is the way to go.