How to watch Melbourne Demons vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL live and match preview

Posted: 17 July 2021 7:53 am

Melbourne can move a step closer to the AFL minor premiership when they take on Hawthorn in round 17.

SUMMARY: Demons vs Hawks is exclusive to Fox Footy. Unless you're already a Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

After a minor recent blip, losing 2 out of 3 matches, Melbourne steadied the ship with a strong victory over the Power in Adelaide. Sitting 1 win clear of the Bulldogs and Cats on the ladder, the Demons can tighten their grip on the minor premiership with 4 points against the Hawks.

The Hawks are enduring another tough season, coming off a 10-goal defeat to Fremantle at former fortress Launceston. With a succession plan now announced, Sam Mitchell to replace coach Alastair Clarkson in 2023, it will be interesting to see how the club performs from here.

When is Melbourne vs Hawthorn?

At the time of writing, the opening bounce is at 7:25pm AEST at the MCG on Saturday 17 July.

How to watch Melbourne vs Hawthorn online

This match between Melbourne rivals is only being shown on Fox Footy right across the country. There is no Channel 7 coverage of Melbourne vs Hawthorn.

That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options nationwide for this clash. To help you work out which is best for you, we have a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here.

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Stream Demons vs Hawks on Kayo Sports

As stated anyone wanting to watch this match will need a subscription. You can see a full breakdown of the AFL draw here. Of the options out there, Kayo is the best value and it gives you an option to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.

New users can watch Melbourne vs Hawthorn for free using Kayo's 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.

Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.

In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports. After Dees vs Hawks, you could watch some live NRL, Formula 1 qualifying from Silverstone or the British Open golf championship.

Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).

Live stream AFL on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Melbourne vs Hawthorn match preview

Melbourne vs Hawthorn head-to-head.

Surely the Demons have too much to play for here to let this one slip. Upset losses to Collingwood and GWS loosened Melbourne's grip on top spot. But they steadied against Port Adelaide and should be hard to topple at the MCG.

The sorry Hawks have picked up just 4 wins this season, sitting 1 victory ahead of last-placed North Melbourne. It has been a wretched run and while they'd love to interrupt Melbourne's flag aspirations, we can't see it happening here.

Hawthorn also no longer hold any fears for the Dees. The Hawks won 13 straight games between the sides from 2007–2016. But since then Melbourne hold a healthy 5-2 record, including 4 in a row. Demons by 5 goals here.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We have also broken down the full 2021 AFL draw.

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