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Brisbane vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Lions break the drought?

  • Brisbane hosts Richmond at the Gabba on Friday in a qualifying final
  • The Lions have not beaten the Tigers since 2009
  • The Tigers beat Brisbane in last year's qualifying final
  • Can the Lions get one back on the Tigers? 
Brisbane vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Brisbane vs Richmond takes place on Friday night (Getty)

Brisbane vs Richmond looks a belter of a match on Friday night, being a replay of last year's Qualifying Final.

Richmond have been too strong for Richmond over the last decade, having beaten them each time since 2009. But we know Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has brought the best out in the Lions and could do so once again in front of the home crowd.

Brisbane Form & Team News

Beating the Gold Coast, Sydney and Carlton is not the strongest form coming into a Finals campaign, but a win is a win and the Lions are sure to bring their confidence into this match.

The big in for the Lions is the return of All Australian defender Harris Andrews, after a niggling hamstring injury that looked worse than it was.

The other key in for the Lions is Jarrod Berry who loves the hard ball and will be a very important player as he comes back into the side.

The Brisbane team for Friday is below:

B: D.Rich, D.Gardiner, H.Andrews
HB: Z.Bailey, R.Lester, G.Birchall
C: H.McCluggage, M.Robinson, C.Ah Chee
HF: D.Zorko, D.McStay, C.Rayner
F: O.McInerney, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: J.Berry, L.McCarthy, K.Coleman, B.Starcevich

Richmond Form & Team News

Richmond are the side you do not want to mess with during the Finals period given their recent record - and the fact that they are the reigning premiers.

Gaining more confidence as the season rolls on, the Tigers are looking dangerous once again as they prepare to defend the flag.

The Tigers will not have big forward Tom Lynch, but will likely welcome back Shai Bolton, Dion Prestia, and Josh Caddy who all have a cemented spot in the senior side. Jake Aarts has recovered from injury with the week break.

The Richmond team for Friday is below:

B: D.Astbury, D.Grimes, N.Balta
HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, B.Houli
C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett
HF: J.Castagna, S.Bolton, D.Martin
F: M.Chol, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
FOLL: T.Nankervis, S.Edwards, T.Cotchin
I/C: D.Prestia, J.Short, J.Aarts, K.Lambert

Brisbane vs Richmond Head To Head

The recent head to head record reads all Richmond with the Tigers having not been beaten by Brisbane since 2009.

Brisbane have improved each and every game since then and will look to be a lot more competitive.

Brisbane vs Richmond Betting Tips

Brisbane are the $2.10 outsiders with Richmond the $1.72 favourites to win.

The line has been set for Richmond at -3.5.

Brisbane vs Richmond Match Up

The key match up of this match could be between Jack Riewoldt and Harris Andrews.

With no Tom Lynch and Andrews coming back into the side off an injury, this could be the right option to limit his movement from full back and to shut down their key forward.

Riewoldt has turned his form around in this back half of the year, kicking 28 goals to be Richmond's equal leading goal kicker along with Lynch.

A colossal battle is in store and the winner of this match up could decide the fate of the qualifying final.

Brisbane vs Richmond Key Stats

  • Jack Riewoldt has been the first goalscorer in each of Richmond's last three matches at the Gabba
  • Jarryd Lyons has recorded 20+ disposals in all of his night matches this season
  • Cam Rayner has kicked 2+ goals in three of his last four appearances in night matches at the Gabba

Brisbane vs Richmond FAQ

What time is the Brisbane vs Richmond match?

The Brisbane vs Richmond match is played at 7.50pm on Friday, October 2.

Where is the Brisbane vs Richmond match played?

The Brisbane vs Richmond match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.

How can I live stream the Brisbane vs Richmond match?

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Verdict

We will be backing Brisbane to win the match at home.

Best Bet: Brisbane To Win @110 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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