How to watch Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL live and free
In a battle of clubs hoping to re-emerge this season, Fremantle take on the improving Hawks in Perth.
The Dockers will welcome back inspirational skipper Nat Fyfe from concussion this week with the AFL's mandatory 12-day resting period having expired. Will it be enough to stop a young Hawks side that pushed Geelong all the way last week in an Easter Monday thriller?
It's a six-day turnaround for the Hawks, who must lick their wounds and travel across the country for this encounter. They must also handle a difficult fortnight with this game in Perth before a home match against the high-flying Demons. Both sides sit near the bottom of the AFL ladder, but can take a sizeable jump with victory here.
When is Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn Hawks?
The Hawks fly west to tackle Freo at Optus Stadium in Perth from 2:40pm local time (4:40pm AEST) on Sunday 11 April.
How to watch Fremantle vs Hawthorn
Channel 7 and Foxtel share the rights to AFL matches in Australia. Channel 7 only shows between three and five games per round and it varies from state to state. You can get every single game live on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.
This match-up is on Channel 7 in Western Australia. But if you live anywhere else in the country, you will need a subscription service. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas. We have a full guide to the AFL season here.
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Who will win Fremantle vs Hawthorn?
The Dockers have lost rising defender Hayden Young (hamstring) and Lachie Schultz (concussion). Yet despite those setbacks, we think Freo's significant home advantage and the return of Fyfe tilts the balance in their favour.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has opted to rest 38-year-old Shaun Burgoyne for the trip to Perth. The Hawks are surprising fans with their competitiveness and have a very strong record against the Dockers.
Overall they have won six of the last seven against Freo. But we think this will be a tough assignment for them out west and it will be the Dockers that start to climb the ladder in 2021.
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