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Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Tips - Who will return to winning ways?

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Ben Darvill 06 Jul 2023
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Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers (Getty Images)
Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers (Getty Images)

Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Tips


The Richmond Tigers were humbled in a 134-53 loss at the hands of the Brisbane Lions last week as their three-game winning run was brought to an end. 
  • Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Richmond Tigers Form
  • Richmond Tigers Team News
  • Richmond Tigers Team List
  • Sydney Swans Form
  • Sydney Swans Team News
  • Sydney Swans Team List

The Sydney Swans battled to an exhilarating draw with the Geelong Cats as the pair failed to separate themselves on the day. I'm backing the Tigers here with home advantage.

Head to Head


The Swans have won the last three meetings with the Tigers, scoring 100 points or more in each game. In their last 10 meetings, the Swans have five wins, while the Tigers have five wins. 

Richmond Tigers Form


The Tigers were hugely frustrating in their last match as they failed to ever really get going as they lost 134-53 against the Brisbane Lions. 

While the Lions are playing well at the moment, the inability of the Tigers to get close to their opponents was disappointing. 

This defeat brought to an end a run of three wins in a row, with the last of these seeing them defeat the St Kilda Saints 90-70 in an excellent performance against the side that currently sits in fifth on the ladder.

With three wins in their last four home games, the Tigers will be confident that they can secure their fourth victory in five matches. 

Richmond Tigers Team News


The Tigers see Dustin Martin return to face the Swans along with Dion Prestia and Maurice Rioli.

There are AFL debuts for Jacob Bauer and Sam Banks.

Jayden Short misses out with injury and Noah Cumberland, Samson Ryan, Judson Clarke and Jack Ross are all dropped.

Richmond Tigers Team List


B: N.Balta, D.Grimes - C, T.Young
HB: D.Rioli, N.Vlastuin, N.Broad
C: K.McIntosh, T.Taranto, M.Pickett
HF: D.Prestia, L.Baker, J.Graham
F: J.Bauer, J.Riewoldt, D.Martin
FOLL: T.Nankervis, T.Cotchin, S.Bolton
I/C: S.Banks, J.Hopper, B.Miller, M.Rioli
EMG: H.Ralphsmith, J.Ross, J.Clarke, I.Soldo

Sydney Swans Form


The Sydney Swans may not have taken all of the points against the Geelong Cats, but they held their own in a 54-54 draw. 

This has seen the Swans extend their unbeaten run to two games following their stunning 205-34 win over the West Coast Eagles. 

While the Swans have been good of late, they have only won one of their last four away games, while they have three wins in seven away games this term. 

Sydney Swans Team News


Lance Franklin returns for the travelling side along with Todd McCartin, who has been sidelined with concussion problems.

Joel Amartey is managed and Andrew Francis is left out.

Sydney Swans Team List


B: H.Cunningham, L.Melican, D.Rampe
HB: J.Lloyd, O.Florent, N.Blakey
C: E.Gulden, J.Rowbottom, B.Campbell
HF: H.McLean, L.McDonald, W.Hayward
F: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, T.Papley
FOLL: T.Hickey, L.Parker - C, C.Mills
I/C: T.McCartin, A.Sheldrick, R.Fox, J.McInerney
EMG: S.Wicks, A.Francis, L.McAndrew, Co.Warner

Verdict

I believe this will be a tight game between two sides that are fairly evenly-matched. While I am backing Richmond, I think the result will be one that is very close. 

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