This season, in the australian rules football league, in their opening round, Hawks from Hawthorn, Melbourne host Brisbane Lions. By the current odds given by the bookmakers, the match is supposed to be very balanced. However by if you look at their last couple of H2H results, Brisbane Lions have been the better team very often.
Hawthorn Hawks had very bad pre season where they lost both matches in the Marsh Community series. Last season, Hawks managed to win 44 points and miss the play offs, in dissapointing way, fininshing 9th place.
On the other side, Brisbane Lions had very good season last year, they won 62 points and were ranked 2nd place at the end of the season. However they lost vs Richmond Tigers in the 1/8 finals. Brisbane Lions did made any big transfers during the off season, they did not improved their squad drastically, since they were already very strong. They are well prepared for this season and have no injuries.
In my opinion there is noticable quality difference between these two teams, so i expect Brisbane Lions to win the match despite playing away.
Hawks vs Brisbane Lions betting tips
Brisbane Lions AH -1.5 (Stake: 7)Odds: 2.00 at Bet365
Result: 14.6 - 9.8 LOST (-7 units)