2013 AFL Round 21: Hawthorn Hawks vs
Collingwood Magpies
August 14, 2013 by Marc Jerbs

On Friday, AFL leader Hawthorn Hawks goes up against 5th place Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria, Australia. Game time is set at 7:50PM AEST.

Collingwood will try to keep its momentum as they seek their fourth consecutive win against Hawthorn. The Magpies' astounding wins over Essendon and Sydney have propelled them back into top four contention at the AFL ladder.

In their Round 3 fixtures, the Magpies led as much as 22 points in the 2nd quarter but the Hawks clamped down on defense and raced to a 55-point win. Collingwood will try to avenge that embarrassing loss on Friday night.

The Hawthorn Hawks have been relatively flat in their last two games. They were beaten by Richmond but bounce back win 46-point win over lowly St. Kilda. Hawthorn must regroup if they want to have a firm grasp for the top spot and home field advantage in the AFL Finals series.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Hawthorn Hawks as a 10.5-point favorite to beat the Collingwood Magpies on Friday night.

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