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Richmond vs West Coast Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Premiership favourites clash in huge contest

  • Richmond Tigers and West Coast Eagles meet in a blockbuster
  • The game pits fifth vs fourth at Metricon Stadium on Thursday
  • Richmond have won 7 of their last 9 matches
  • West Coast have won their last 8 matches
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Jack Riewoldt can lead Richmond Tigers to victory over West Coast Eagles (Getty Images)

Richmond Tigers and West Coast Eagles head the AFL premiership betting and that sets up Thursday night's AFL Round 14 clash to be a blockbuster. It is fifth vs fourth on the ladder as the in-form sides clash at Metricon Stadium in a huge game for their respective top four hopes.

Richmond Form & Team News

The Tigers bounced back from defeat to ladder leaders Port Adelaide three weeks ago by recording back-to-back wins over the Gold Coast Suns and Essendon Bombers to sit fifth on the ladder. 

Neither of those victories were comprehensive with a hard-fought 53-32 success over the Suns and a 73-61 win over the Bombers in Darwin. But Richmond are beginning to find their best form at the right end of the season. The Eagles, though, represent a bigger test of the Tigers' credentials to win back-to-back premierships.

Richmond brought Bachar Houli back into the fold last week against the Bombers and he is expected to retain his place.

Round 13 team listed with Round 14 line-up unavailable:

B: B.Houli, D.Grimes, N.Balta
HB: J.Short, N.Vlastuin, O.Markov
C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett
HF: J.Aarts, K.Lambert, T.Lynch
F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, J.Castagna
FOLL: I.Soldo, S.Bolton, T.Cotchin
I/C: L.Baker, S.Stack, D.Rioli, M.Chol

West Coast Form & Team News

The Eagles sit nicely in fourth spot on the ladder after eight wins in a row. They have had the luxury of playing the last six of those all at home at Optus Stadium, but must now prove themselves on the road again - something that was their stumbling block earlier in the season.  

The Eagles lost to the Suns, Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide during their last stint at the Queensland hub, before starting the long unbeaten run that includes victories over Geelong Cats, Collingwood and last weekend against the GWS Giants. 

Alan Simpson's side must now prove themselves away from Perth during the run to the finals, and overcome a four-day turnaround since Sunday's 61-49 victory over the Giants as well as the interstate travel.

The Eagles coach has hinted that he may rest some of his star men with Nic Naitanui a possible to sit it out against the Tigers.

Round 13 team listed with Round 14 line-up unavailable:

B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: L.Duggan, J.McGovern, J.Nelson
C: D.Sheed, L.Shuey, J.Cripps
HF: J.Brander, J.Darling, L.Ryan
F: B.Ah Chee, J.Kennedy, N.Reid
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, A.Gaff
I/C: O.Allen, X.O’Neill, T.Cole, J.Rotham

Richmond vs West Coast Head to Head

These two heavyweights have been hard to split over the last decade, with each side winning six of the last 12 meetings. The Tigers won the most recent meeting, triumphing 88-82 in a thriller last season. 

Richmond vs West Coast Odds

Richmond are $1.78 favourites to win this massive game. The Eagles are $2.05 to make it nine wins in a row, while the line has been set at +3.5 for West Coast.

Richmond vs West Coast Stats

  • Richmond Tigers have won 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • Richmond Tigers are 5-0 for their fixtures played in Queensland this season.
  • Jack Riewoldt has kicked 2 or more goals in Richmond's last 4 matches.
  • West Coast Eagles have won their last 8 matches in a row.
  • Jack Darling has kicked 2+ goals in 7 of West Coast's last 8 matches.
  • Richmond and West Coast have split their last 12 matches 6-6.

Richmond vs West Coast FAQs

Where is the Richmond vs West Coast game played?

The Richmond vs West Coast game is played at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast.

When is the Richmond vs West Coast game played?

The Richmond vs West Coast is played at 7.10pm on Thursday, August 27.

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Richmond are tipped to get the better of the Eagles. They have a perfect record in games in Queensland this season, while West Coast struggled when last in the Queensland hub. The quick turnaround and travel means the Eagles are up against it here.

Best Bet: Richmond Win Match Result @1.78 at Sportsbetting - 3 Units
Value Bet: Richmond by 1-19 Alternative Winning Margin @2.62 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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