2020 H&A Season: Strength of Fixture

The 2020 AFL Fixture has been recently released by the AFL, West Coast has the toughest draw based on 2019 H&A season opponent wins. GWS & Hawthorn have the equal 2nd toughest draw, defending Premiers Richmond have the 10th hardest draw in the 2020 H&A season.

Brisbane & the Western Bulldogs both played Finals in 2019, they have the equal 13th & 17th toughest draws respectively.

Fremantle has the easiest draw based on 2019 H&A season opponent wins, the Dockers finished with 9 wins in 2019 (Ladder: 13th).

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Collingwood has the toughest draw in the opening 11 games of the 2020 H&A season, the Bulldogs have the easiest draw based on 2019 H&A season opponent wins in the first half of the 2020 season.

Gold Coast has the equal 3rd toughest draw to open the 2020 H&A season, the Suns finished with 3 wins last season (Ladder: 18th).

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West Coast has the hardest draw in the second half of the 2020 H&A season, the Eagles play 5 of their final 6 travel games against 2019 Final opponents.

Brisbane, Richmond & Collingwood all played Finals in 2019, they each have the equal 13th toughest draw in the second half of the 2020 H&A season.

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KEY TEAM 2020 FIXTURE NOTES

Adelaide play 5 of their opening 13 games against 2019 Finals opponents.

Brisbane play 5 of 11 home games against 2019 Finals opponents.

Carlton play their opening 3 games against 2019 Finals opponents.

Collingwood play 2019 Finals opponents in 3 of 5 travel games.

Essendon do not play a 2019 Finals opponent in 4 of their 5 opening games.

Fremantle play 5 of 10 interstate teams at Optus Stadium that did not play Finals last season.

Geelong play 4 of 9 games at GMHBA Stadium against 2019 Finals opponents.

Gold Coast play 6 of their opening 7 games at Metricon Stadium against teams that did not play Finals last season.

GWS Giants play just once at Giants Stadium in their opening 7 games (R1 vs Geelong).

Hawthorn play 3 of 4 games at UTAS Stadium against teams that did not play Finals last season.

Melbourne play 2 of 7 travel games against 2019 Finals opponents.

Nth Melbourne play 3 of 4 games at Blundstone Arena against teams that did not play Finals last season.

Port Adelaide do not play a 2019 Finals opponent until Round 4.

Richmond play 7 of 14 games at the MCG against 2019 Finals opponents.

St Kilda play 7 of their opening 8 games at Marvel Stadium.

Sydney play 1 2019 Finals opponent in their opening 4 games.

West Coast play 5 of 9 games against 2019 bottom 6 teams to open their season.

Western Bulldogs play 4 of their opening 5 games at Marvel Stadium.

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2020 MARSH PRE-SEASON SERIES FIXTURE

WEEK 1

Thu Feb 20
St Kilda v Hawthorn, 7:10pm RSEA Park

Fri Feb 21
Western Bulldogs v Nth Melbourne, 7:10pm Marvel Stadium

Sat Feb 22
Melbourne v Adelaide, 4:40pm Casey Fields
Gold Coast v Geelong, 7:40pm Metricon Stadium

Sun Feb 23
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide, 4:10pm Moreton Bay Sports Complex

WEEK 2

Fri Feb 28
West Coast v Essendon, 7:40pm Mineral Resources Park

Sat Feb 29
GWS Giants v Sydney, 4:10pm Blacktown International Sportspark
Fremantle v Carlton, 7:10pm Mandurah

Sun Mar 1
Richmond v Collingwood, 4:10pm Wangaratta

WEEK 3

Fri Mar 6
Adelaide v Gold Coast, 4:50pm Noarlunga
Hawthorn v Melbourne, 7:40pm UTAS Stadium

Sat Mar 7
Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs, 4:10pm Whyalla
West Coast v Fremantle, 7:10pm Joondalup

Sun Mar 8
GWS Giants v Richmond, 12:40pm Wagga Wagga
Collingwood v St Kilda, 3:50pm Morwell
Carlton v Brisbane, 6:40pm Ikon Park

Mon Mar 9
Nth Melbourne v Sydney, 1:40pm Hobart
Geelong v Essendon, 4:40pm Colac


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