during the round 17 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Former Saints great Leigh Montagna believes both Collingwood and Hawthorn will bow out of finals in straight sets.

In a season where both clubs scraped into the top four, the Hawks were convincingly beaten by Richmond on Friday night and now run into a red-hot Melbourne next weekend.

The Pies make the daunting travel to Perth to play the Eagles tonight and a loss would put them against the Swans or Giants in the semi-final.

“I’ve got a feeling this year that both Hawthorn and Collingwood will go out in straight sets,” Montagna told Triple M.

“Melbourne will go in red-hot favourites Friday night, I think they’ll beat Hawthorn.

“And I’m nervous Collingwood will lose tonight to West Coast. And then they’re going to have to play either GWS or Sydney.

“In Melbourne, I know, but I wouldn’t wanna be facing the Giants and I wouldn’t wanna be facing Buddy Franklin and the Sydney Swans.

“I’m just a bit nervous for Collingwood fans… don’t start tearing me down on social media!”