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  • Geelong vs Richmond expert predictions for Saturday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at GMHBA Stadium, with the bounce at 7:30 PM (AEST)
  • Geelong and Richmond face off at GMHBA Stadium for the first time since 2017
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
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Geelong vs Richmond
A close battle expected in Geelong. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Geelong vs Richmond, Round 12 2024 - Expert Prediction


It will be the first time that Geelong and Richmond will face off at GMHBA Stadium since Round 21, 2017 and the home contest against the wounded Tigers is just what the Cats need to break their four-game losing streak.
  • Geelong vs Richmond, Round 12 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Geelong Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Geelong Team News
  • Geelong Team List
  • Richmond Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Richmond Team News
  • Richmond Team List
  • Geelong vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 12 FAQ’s

Geelong has had a tough month after starting the season 7-0, losing all four matches, as their season got a real reality check after facing a few of the top contenders for the premiership. 

The Cats will welcome a lighter competition this week and will return to the winners circle, although it will be the Tigers that will continue to put in the effort and cover the 45.5 points as underdogs.

Adem Yze’s Tigers suffered a couple of large defeats, however, they appeared to have rectified their efforts on the defensive side of the ball last week and that will once again be the focus for the Tiger’s. Expect Richmond to be more disciplined and hold the Cats Under 109.5 points.

  • Geelong have beaten Richmond by over 45.5 points in just 1 of their past 7 games.
  • Geelong have had just one 40+ win this season.
  • Geelong have scored over 109.5 points in just 2 games this season.
  • Richmond have conceded Under 109.5 points in 9 of 11 games this season.

Head to Head 


The previous contests between Geelong and Richmond have been held at the MCG with Geelong winning 3 of 4. Richmond’s win did come last season beating the Cats by 24 points in Round 9.

Geelong Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
1-41-43-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
$196-56-31-1

Geelong have fallen off a cliff over the past month, but in hindsight it is no surprise considering their competition, however, the Cats did give their fans hope after beating the Blues in Round 7, which was the last win. 

Geelong won their first 7 games of the year, although six of them were against teams that are not currently in the top-eight and the seventh was Carlton who occupy the final spot above the bracket. Their last 4 games have been against three teams in the top-five and a match in tough Darwin conditions against the tenth-placed Suns, losing all encounters.

The Cats almost snatched victory from the Giants last week, pulling back a 31-point third quarter deficit to take the lead in the fourth but couldn’t hold on, eventually going down 78-74.

Geelong Team News


Gary Rohan (adductor) and Rhys Stanley (knee) are both expected to clear their test later in the week. 

Patrick Dangerfield and Cam Guthrie are both a couple of weeks away.

Geelong Team List


B: J.Henry, S.De Koning, J.Kolodjashnij
HB: T.Stewart - C, M.Holmes, Z.Guthrie
C: O.Dempsey, T.Bruhn, J.Bowes
HF: T.Stengle, B.Close, G.Miers
F: J.Cameron, T.Hawkins, O.Henry
FOLL: T.Conway, T.Atkins, M.Duncan

I/C: O.Mullin, G.Rohan, M.O’Connor, S.Neale, Z.Tuohy
EMG: B.Parfitt, C.O’Sullivan, S.Mannagh

IN: G.Rohan, M.O’Connor
OUT: M.Blicavs (Suspension), J.Clark (Suspension)

Richmond Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
0-51-42-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+
-$694-71-60-4

It was a better response from Richmond last week who took the second-placed Bombers to the brink of their third loss of the season, as Essendon only kicked clear with 10 minutes left in the final term. 

The Tigers showed that they can be competitive after being dusted by a combined 210 points in the past two matches. Adem Yze’s troops even took the lead in the third quarter and had a chance to get the upset, kicking the first four behinds of the final term which could have seen them move in front if they could have found their accuracy. 

The reality is though, the Tigers have just one shock win against the Swans to their name in what has been a more dismal 2024 than expected.

Richmond Team News


Great news for Richmond with Jack Graham (hamstring), Jacob Bauer (quad) and Rhyan Mansell (concussion) all likely to be named this weekend. 

Jacob Hopper is still one month away with a hamstring injury.

Richmond Team List


B: B.Miller, N.Broad, J.Short
HB: N.Vlastuin, T.Brown, D.Rioli
C: H.Ralphsmith, L.Baker, K.McIntosh
HF: M.Pickett, R.Mansell, T.Sonsie
F: M.Lefau, D.Martin, N.Cumberland
FOLL: T.Nankervis - C, J.Graham, T.Dow

I/C: S.Campbell, K.Smith, K.McAuliffe, S.Ryan, N.Balta
EMG: S.Green, S.Banks, J.Koschitzke

IN: R.Mansell, J.Graham, K.Smith
OUT: S.Bolton (Injured), D.Prestia (Managed), S.Green (Omitted)

Geelong vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 12 FAQ’s

How to watch Geelong vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 12?

You can watch the Geelong vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 12 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchAFL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to Geelong vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 12?

To buy tickets to the Geelong vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 12 game check the AFL website or the official Geelong site.

Verdict

The Cats will likely win this one but the Tiger’s will cover the 45.5-point line as the underdog by holding the Cats under 109.5 points in the match.
Best Bet1: Richmond +45.5 Handicap/Line @9/10 at Betr - 3 Units
Best Bet2: Geelong Under 109.5 Team Total @9/10 at Elitebet - 2 Units
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