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Geelong vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Cats claw down the Tigers?

  • Geelong hosts Richmond at Metricon Stadium
  • Geelong have won their last six matches
  • Richmond have won six of their last seven matches
  • The blockbuster clash gets underway at 7.50pm on Friday
Geelong vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Geelong vs Richmond looks set to be the highlight of the round (Getty Images)

Geelong vs Richmond looks set to be the highlight of AFL Round 17, with two of the heavyweights of the competition ready to go head to head.

It could be a battle of the forward lines with Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt down one end, and Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan down the other. The stronger forward line will be winning this match.

Geelong Form & Team News

Having won their last six matches, the Cats are the side in the competition that is in the box seat heading towards the finals.

With Tuohy, Stanley and Steven, all withdrawals from their last match, they are all expected to make their way back into the side this week, as well as superstar Joel Selwood who we have been waiting to see back for a month.

These are top quality senior players which is exactly what the Cats need against Richmond.

*Round 16 teams available with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: J. Koladhashnij, L. Henderson, H. Taylor
HB: J. Henry, M. Blicavs, T. Stewart
C: M. O'Connor, P. Dangerfield, S. Menegola
HF: L. Dahlhaus, G. Rohan, G. Miers
FF: J. Bews, T. Hawkins, G. Miers
FOL: J. Jenkins, C. Guthrie, B. Parfitt
I/C: L. Fogarty, M. Duncan, Z. Guthrie, B. Cloe

Richmond Form & Team News

Richmond are looking a scary prospect again and that is because we are nearing another Finals campaign for them. This is the time when they do their best work.

Queensland is almost their second home, loving every game they have played and constantly beating strong sides. They towelled up Brisbane in Round 10 and, more recently, gave West Coast a good beating in Round 14.

Off-field issues have been the talking point with Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones suspended for 10 matches.

Two big ins are expected for the Tigers this week with Dylan Grimes and Kane Lambert both ready to take the field.

*Round 16 teams available with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: B. Houli, N. Broad, N. Balta
HB: L. Baker, N. Vlastuin, O. Markov
C: K. McIntosh, J. Graham, M. Pickett
HF: J. Aarts, D. Rioli, T. Lynch
FF: J. Riewoldt, D. Martin, J. Castagna
FOL: I. Soldo, S. Bolton, T. Cotchin
I/C: J. Higgins, J. Short, T. Nankervis, T. Dow

Geelong vs Richmond Head To Head

For two strong sides in the competition for a long period of time, the head to head is surprisingly one way traffic. Richmond havie won four of the last five against the Cats.

The last time they met saw a 19-point win go the way of the Tigers with a big second-half from the reigning premiers in last year's semi-finals.

Geelong vs Richmond Betting Odds

Geelong are the favourites heading into this match at $1.65 while Richmond at the $2.25 outsiders.

The line has been set for Geelong at -4.5.

Geelong vs Richmond Match Up

The key match up in this match will be between Tom Hawkins and Nathan Broad.

Broad is not known as one of the standout defenders in the league, but he is a premiership winner which shows he is a class player.

Facing the likely 2020 Coleman Medalist in Hawkins will be extremely difficult given the vein of form he is in and the brut strength about him.

If Broad can get some help from the likes of Grimes, then Hawkins can be dealt with which keeps the Tigers right in the game.

Geelong vs Richmond Key Stats

  • Tom Lynch has kicked two or more goals in his last six night matches
  • Gary Rohan has kicked two or more goals in his last three night matches
  • Geelong has won each of its last eight matches as the favourite

Geelong vs Richmond FAQ

Where is the Geelong vs Richmond game played?

The Geelong vs Richmond game is played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

When is the Geelong vs Richmond game played?

The Geelong vs Richmond game is played at 7.50pm on Friday, September 11.

How can I live stream the Geelong vs Richmond match?

Check out our live streaming hub to see all live streaming options for the Geelong vs Richmond match.

Verdict

We will be backing Geelong to win this match by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Geelong 1-39 Big Win/Little Win @1.83 at Sportsbet - 10 Units

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