2011 AFL Finals – Week 2

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Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans – Friday 7:45pm AEST
West Coast Eagles vs Carlton Blues – Saturday 3:50pm AWST (5:50pm AEST)


Hawthorn Hawks ($1.45) vs Sydney Swans ($2.77)
Recent clashes: Round Nine 2011 – Hawthorn beat Sydney by 46 points at the SCG

Hawks average 31 more kicks per game
Hawks average 28 more handballs per game
Hawks average 35 more marks per game
Hawks average 3 more scoring shots per game
Hawks average 1 more inside 50 per game
Swans average 5 more clearances per game
Swans average 17 more contested possessions per game
Swans averages 11 more tackles per game
Swans averages 3 more hitouts per game
Hawks average 25.71 disposals per goal
Swans average 27.90 disposals per goal

Team Changes
Hawthorn: IN: Stratton – OUT: Breust
Sydney: IN: No Change

The Verdict
This game will be won and lost in the middle of the ground. The Swans lead the stats race convincingly with 5 more clearances, 3 more hitouts and 17 more contested possessions per game. Add this to the extra 11 tackles… we can see the Swans getting up over the Hawks. Don’t discount the Hawks but we think this one will go down to the wire and the Swans will get over the line (AS LONG AS THEY KICK STRAIGHT – Which they have struggled to do all year.. but have been doing the last few weeks).
Sydney by 5 points

Betting Options
First goal scorer: Spangher (SYD) $17-1 (Starting at full-forward)
Most Disposals: Mitchell (HAW) $1.95
3 Units
Sydney +34.5 at $1.37
1 Unit Sydney 1-24 at $4.35


West Coast Eagles ($1.43) vs Carlton Blues ($2.85)
Recent clashes: Round 14 at Etihad Stadium – West Coast Eagles defeated Carlton Blues by 36 points

Blues average 17 more kicks per game
Blues average 4 more handballs per game
Blues average 11 more marks per game
Blues average 1 more scoring shot per game
Blues average 1 more inside 50 per game
Blues average 1 more clearance per game
Eagles average 3 more contested marks per game
Eagles average 2 more contested possessions per game
Eagles average 7 more hitouts per game
Eagles average 24.78 disposals per goal
Blues average 25.49 disposals per goal

Team Changes
West Coast: IN: Kerr – OUT: Ebert
Carlton: IN: Tuohy – OUT: Gibbs

The Verdict
West Coast were impressive when they outgunned the Blues in Round 14 in Melbourne. Carlton are going with a small team to Perth which is what you need to compete with the Eagles on this ground… you need the run. The stats are extremly close when you weight them all up and there game will be a nail biter of a game. The finals series will end for the Blues this week with the Eagles getting over the line.
West Coast by 18

Betting Options
First goal scorer: Walker (CARL) $14-1
Most Disposals: Judd (CARL) $5.10
3 Units
West Coast 1-39 at $2.24

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Covering all things Australian Rules Football for The Profits. I’ve been a passionate supporter and follower of AFL for as long as I can remember. Having been born into a family with deep football history and tradition on both sides, you can say it runs through my blood. I’ve got a keen interest in the stats and analysis of the game, which helped me finish in the top 100 of fantasy competitions DreamTeam and Supercoach last year. While my own local football career was cut short due to injury at 22, it has created an opportunity for me to frequently watch and build a deep knowledge of the sport at its highest level. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and views throughout the season.

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