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Richmond vs St Kilda Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can Richmond keep their premiership hopes alive?
- Richmond hosts St Kilda at Metricon Stadium in an AFL semi-final
- Richmond went down to Brisbane in the qualifying final last week
- St Kilda beat the Bulldogs in a thriller to make it through to the semi-final
- Who will keep their season alive and progress to the Preliminary Finals?
Richmond hosts St Kilda on Friday night (Getty)
Richmond Tigers take on St Kilda in the first AFL semi-final on Friday with the winner set to play Port Adelaide in Adelaide next week.
Richmond lost their Qualifying Final against Brisbane Lions through discipline last week, giving away four 50m penalties. Two of them equalled a 100m penalty and two of them resulted in goals.
St Kilda led for most of the match against the Western Bulldogs and were challenged late, looking as if they were about to throw the game away in the last couple of minutes. But they managed to cling on and walk into the semi-finals.
Richmond Form & Team News
The Tigers may be reigning premiers, but they threw the game away last week against the Lions. Richmond seemed rushed with ball in hand, playing catch up all night.
What was really interesting was after the match, where Damien Hardwick said he wants to be playing at Metricon Stadium for this match and not the Gabba where the Grand Final will be held. So expect a better performance from Richmond.
Tom Lynch makes his way back into the side which will give them the second key forward that they needed last week, and plenty of fire power.
*Sides are currently unavailable for the match
B: D.Astbury, D.Grimes, N.Balta
HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, B.Houli
C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett
HF: S.Bolton, J.Castagna, D.Martin
F: T.Lynch, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
FOLL: T.Nankervis, S.Edwards, T.Cotchin
I/C: D.Prestia, J.Short, K.Lambert, N.Broad
St Kilda Form & Team News
St Kilda held on for dear life last week against the Dogs who did not give up despite being down by 24 points during the final term.
A couple of quick goals in the second half of the last quarter got the Bulldogs right back into the match with just three points the margin. But the Saints did not lie down for the final four minutes.
Jake Carlisle will not be playing due to being with his pregnant wife, while Ben Long has been suspended for one match. That leaves the Saints without a couple of key personnel.
The biggest out for them, however, is Paddy Ryder, who suffered a hamstring injury in the dying minutes of the match, putting an end to his match and possibly his career.
*Sides are currently unavailable for the match
B: J.Marsh, D.Howard, B.Paton
HB: N.Coffield, C.Wilkie, J.Geary
C: B.Hill, S.Ross, J.Billings
HF: D.Butler, T.Membrey, J.Sinclair
F: D.Kent, M.King, J.Battle
FOLL: R.Marshall, Z.Jones, J.Steele
I/C: S.Savage, H.Clark, D.Hannebery, J.Lonie
Richmond vs St Kilda Head To Head
Richmond have won four of their last five encounters, but their encounter this season in late June went the way of the Saints by nearly five goals.
St Kilda will take a lot of confidence from that match and have a strong mentality into the game from the win.
Richmond vs St Kilda Betting Odds
Richmond are the short priced favourites at $1.31 while St Kilda are clear outsiders at $3.50.
The line has been set for Richmond at -19.5.
Richmond vs St Kilda Match Up
The key match up will be between David Astbury and Max King.
King played a big game against the Dogs last week, adapting to the Finals scene well and playing what can be seen as his best game for the season.
Astbury is a hard and seasoned defender, and the likely match up for King due to his height.
A premiership defender, Astbury knows how to playing these high pressure matches and will be likely playing a hard lock role on King, bringing every ball in the air to ground.
Richmond vs St Kilda Key Stats
- Richmond has won each of their last nine matches at Metricon Stadium
- Jack Riewoldt has been the first goal scorer in five of his last 11 QLD appearances
- Jack Riewoldt has kicked 2+ goals in seven of his last nine matches
Richmond vs St Kilda FAQ
What time is the Richmond vs St Kilda match?
The Richmond vs St Kilda match is played at 7.50pm on Friday, October 9.
Where is the Richmond vs St Kilda match played?
The Richmond vs St Kilda match is played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.
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