Geelong and Hawthorn meet this evening in the first qualifying final of the 2014 AFL season.
The teams have met twice during the regular season.
Scores By Quarter (Geelong won 106 v 87)
Scores By Quarter (Hawthorn won 94 v 71)
The comparative rhythm of points scoring for both teams during the whole season has been:
The performances of both teams against the season’s average winning score of 104 points and the average losing score of 69 points have been:
This a great game to start the AFL Finals. Data over the whole season suggest to me a Hawthorn win. I am mindful that both teams are great rivals with a history of very competitive games.
Hawthorn v Geelong at the G (Mal Booth, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
312246866.jpg (Craig Sillitoe, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Hawthorn did win (104 v 68).
Scores By Quarter