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Richmond vs Fremantle Tips - Fremantle control the stoppages and get a little win against Richmond

Last updated: 02 May 2024
Jeremy Darke 02 May 2024
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  • Richmond vs Fremantle expert predictions for Sunday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at MCG, with the bounce at 1:00 PM (AEST)
  • Fremantle, returning to their winning form, are expected to deliver a strong performance against another bottom-ten team.
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Nat Fyfe
Nat Fyfe back to his best last week. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Richmond vs Fremantle, Round 8 2024 - Expert Prediction

Fremantle found their winning form again last weekend and will continue their strong performance against bottom-ten teams when they take down Richmond by a margin of 1-39.
  • Richmond vs Fremantle, Round 8 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Richmond Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Richmond Team News
  • Richmond Team List
  • Fremantle Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Fremantle Team News
  • Fremantle Team List
  • Richmond vs Fremantle AFL 2024 Round 8 FAQ’s

It was vintage Freo last week with Nat Fyfe staring in the midfield and Bailey Manfield kicking game-sealing goals that swung the Dockers form back in the right direction. Richmond are still struggling with injury and trying to find their identity under Adem Yze and just haven’t been able to click as they would have hoped. 

Fremantle will control the stoppages and overpower the Tigers, suffocating them for possession which will aid in keeping this Game Total under 162.5.

  • Fremantle have a 4-1 record against bottom-ten teams this season.
  • All 7 of Fremantle's matches have been decided by a margin of 1-39.
  • Fremantle averages 10.5 more clearances per game than Richmond.
  • The past 4 matches between Richmond and Fremantle have gone Under the Game Total. 
  • 5 of 7 Richmond matches have hit the Under Game Total in 2024.

Head to Head 

Richmond snagged the win against Freo last year, beating the Dockers 85-70 after pushing out to a 36-point lead in the third that the home team could not claw back. 

The Tigers and Dockers have played just once each season over the past 5 years tih Richmond leading the head to head record 3-2.

Richmond Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

The Tigers were starved for possession against the Dees last week on Anzac Eve going down to Melbourne 85-42. The Tigers had just 38% of the ball and when they did get themselves into quality space they wasted it kicking just 5 goals from 17 scoring shots in the match. 

Besides in their shock-win against Sydney, Richmond have been poor at the stoppages and have simply not been able to get the ball away. They are ranked last in Total Clearences (29.4), Centre Clearences (9.6) and Stoppage Clearences (19.9) which has them on the back foot and the ball being played in their half of the field.

Richmond Team News

Jayden Short (calf) and James Trezise (ankle) will be available for selection this week.

Noah Balter, Dion Prestia and Jacob Bauer are all likely to be up for selection for next week’s contest. 

Richmond Team List

B: B.Miller, N.Broad, D.Grimes
HB: N.Vlastuin, T.Brown, D.Rioli
C: H.Ralphsmith, M.Pickett, S.Banks
HF: S.Campbell, R.Mansell, M.Rioli
F: S.Bolton, D.Martin, M.Lefau
FOLL: T.Nankervis - C, L.Baker, T.Dow

I/C (FROM): J.Short, S.Green, T.Young, K.McAuliffe, T.Sonsie, S.Naismith, K.McIntosh

IN: J.Short, S.Green, K.McAuliffe, T.Sonsie, S.Ryan
OUT: J.Hopper (Injured), J.Graham (Injured)

Fremantle Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

After three straight wins then three straight losses, Freo finally got back into the winner’s circle last weekend, beating the Western Bulldogs 95-71 at Optus Stadium. The old and new combined for the Dockers to swing the game into their favour as Nat Fyfe and Caleb Serong both amassed 37 disposals in the match and two-time Brownlow medalist Bailey Manfield kicked two clutch goals in the final term to push the lead out to 24 points.

Fremantle had a rough month with the midfield unable to supply the forward line with quality ball, thus giving them a scoring average of just 65.75 in their four matches prior to the 95 points they put on the Western Bulldogs. 

Fremantle Team News

Josh Draper will be a test closer to game day after feeling tightness in his hamstring. 

Sam Switkowski was sidelined again last week after suffering extended concussion symptoms and will also be a test for the upcoming match against Richmond. 

Fremantle Team List

B: J.Aish, A.Pearce - C, J.Draper
HB: H.Chapman, L.Ryan, J.Clark
C: J.O’Meara, A.Brayshaw, H.Young
HF: J.Sharp, J.Treacy, M.Frederick
F: M.Walters, J.Amiss, L.Jackson
FOLL: S.Darcy, C.Serong, N.Fyfe

I/C (FROM): T.Emmett, M.Johnson, B.Banfield, B.Walker, C.Simpson, N.Erasmus, P.Voss

IN: J.Amiss, E.Hughes, N.Erasmus
OUT: Nil

Richmond vs Fremantle AFL 2024 Round 8 FAQ’s

How to watch Richmond vs Fremantle AFL 2024 Round 8?

You can watch the Richmond vs Fremantle AFL 2024 Round 8 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 Richmond vs Fremantle AFL 2024 Round 8?

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The Dockers will get a little win by keeping the ball off Richmond which will hold the Game Total to the Under.
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