It is do-or-die time for the Hawks especially after a 32-point qualifying final loss to West Coast, And now Hawthorn suddenly need to win three intense finals to clinch an historic premiership treble. The Crows have not forgotten their five-point preliminary final defeat to the Hawks back in 2012, are hoping to continue their run after a cut throat seven-point elimination final win over the Western Bulldogs.
WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Friday September 18, 7.50pm AEST
Hawthorn: Star forward Jack Gunston is under a cloud after injuring his ankle late in the loss to West Coast, but otherwise the Hawks are full strength.
Adelaide: The Crows got through unscathed against the Bulldogs and only have Brad Crouch and Matt Jaensch (both out for the season) on the injury list.
AFL Semi-finals 2015 – Hawthorn v Adelaide Line-Ups and Predictions:
Round 12, Adelaide Oval: Hawthorn 17.12 (114) d Adelaide 12.13 (85)
The Crows pelted everything at the reigning premiers and hit the front twice by a point in the third quarter. However, the Hawks had too much shine, with the victory adding to their run of six straight wins after the bye.
R17, 2014, Hawthorn 15.14 (104) d Adelaide 14.8 (92) at Adelaide Oval
R6, 2013, Hawthorn 13.11 (89) d Adelaide 11.12 (78) at AAMI Stadium
1PF, 2012, Hawthorn 13.19 (97) d Adelaide 14.8 (92) at the MCG
R3, 2012, Hawthorn 21.14 (140) d Adelaide 12.12 (84) at the MCG
R1, 2011, Adelaide 16.9 (105) d Hawthorn 12.13 (85) at AAMI Stadium
MY PREDICTION: Hawthorn by 25 points