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Last updated: 12 Apr 2024
Jeremy Darke 12 Apr 2024
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  • West Coast vs Richmond expert predictions for Sunday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at Optus Stadium, with the bounce at 4:00 PM (AEST)
  • Despite a good start, West Coast Eagles expected to fall short in game against Richmond.
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
Dustin Martin
The return of Dustin Martin lifted the Tigers. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

West Coast vs Richmond, Round 5 2024 - Expert Prediction

Richmond will continue their good form this season and get rewarded for it when they take on the West Coast Eagles, who they have had a stranglehold on over the past five seasons.
  • West Coast vs Richmond, Round 5 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • West Coast Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • West Coast Team News
  • West Coast Team List
  • Richmond Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Richmond Team News
  • Richmond Team List
  • West Coast vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 5 FAQ’s

The Tigers got their first win of the season by pantsing Sydney two weeks ago and put in another good performance, at least in the first half, against the Saints but couldn’t finish the job. They now get a chance to build on that momentum and come away with 4 points for the second time this season.

West Coast almost did the same to the Swans as the Tigers did, but could not hang with Sydney in the second half. It was still their best performance of the year though and they will come into this game against Richmond with confidence. 

Unfortunately for the Eagles their confidence will not be enough and the Tigers pressure and their ability to control the breakdowns like they did against the Saints, will eventually wear down the Eagles with the Tigers getting on top late.

This will be a tough contest to begin with but I am still backing Richmond to get on top and cover the line if not by a late flurry of fourth quarter goals. The tussle at the beginning of the match will control the tempo on the scoreboard and that is why we will see another Richmond game go under the game total. 

  • Richmond has won the last 4 games against West Coast, all by a margin of 20+ points.
  • West Coast has lost by 26 points or more in each of their 4 matches this season.
  • Four of five Richmond games have gone under the game total.
  • The previous two games between Richmond and West Coast have gone Under the game total.

Head to Head 

The Tigers had no worries dismantling WEst Coast last season, beating the Eagles by 46 points in round 8 and 38 points in round 18, at Optus Stadium. 

Richmond have a clear lead in the recent head to head battle winning 6 of the last 7 games since 2019.

West Coast Form Analysis & Betting Trends

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

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

West Coast are still chasing their first win of 2024 and look the least likely to get one in my opinion. The Eagles did put in their best performance of the season last week though, which are hopefully signs that they are iåon the improve and can compete at a higher level as the season goes forward.

West Coast gave the Swans their second scare in as many weeks after Sydney went down shockingly to Richmond the week before. The Eagles were tighter in their defence and forced Sydney into mistakes and turnovers. Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn’t keep the pace and died off 104-78 in the end.

West Coast Team News

Ryan Maric was cleared to play after a crushing tackle saw him take a trip to the hospital, eventually being cleared of a rib injury.

Luke Edwards was also cleared for hamstring tightness.

West Coast Team List

B: T.Cole, T.Barrass, J.Rotham
HB: B.Hough, J.McGovern, L.Duggan - C
C: J.Hunt, T.Kelly, R.Ginbey
HF: J.Cripps, J.Waterman, N.Long
F: J.Williams, J.Darling, J.Petruccelle
FOLL: B.Williams, E.Yeo, H.Reid

I/C (FROM): A.Gaff, T.Brockman, L.Edwards, C.Chesser, A.Witherden, C.Jamieson, R.Maric

IN: A.Gaff, T.Brockman, A.Witherden
OUT: Nil

Richmond Form Analysis & Betting Trends

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

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-3940+

Richmond put in another big effort last week but couldn’t match the performance that saw them shock the Swan’s in round 3, losing to St. Kilda 67-60 in Gather round. The Tigers had the Saints on the ropes with a scorleine of 33-11 at halftime, but a poor third quarter saw their lead erased and St.Kilda had the muscle in the end to get the victory.

The return of Dustin Martin has been a success for Richmond with the veteran heavily involved through the middle and the class of his touches were the difference before the break.  Tim Taranto has also been in fine touch averaging 25 disposals for the season.

Richmond Team News

Thompson Dow and Kane Mcauliffe were cleared of ankle injuries and have been named and Dylan Grimes was also cleared from a wrist injury.

Dion Prestia has had a speedy recovery from his hamstring injury and is expected to return in 3 weeks.

Richmond Team List

B: T.Young, N.Broad, N.Vlastuin
HB: J.Short, T.Brown, D.Rioli
C: K.McIntosh, T.Taranto, M.Pickett
HF: S.Campbell, R.Mansell, M.Rioli
F: J.Koschitzke, S.Bolton, D.Martin
FOLL: T.Nankervis - C, L.Baker, T.Dow

I/C (FROM): T.Sonsie, J.Graham, M.Lefau, S.Naismith, K.McAuliffe, H.Ralphsmith, S.Banks

IN: L.Baker, S.Naismith, H.Ralphsmith, S.Banks
OUT: J.Ross (Injured)

West Coast vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 5 FAQ’s

How to watch West Coast vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 5?

You can watch the West Coast vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 5 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 West Coast vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 5?

To buy tickets to the West Coast vs Richmond AFL 2024 Round 5 game check the AFL website or the official West Coast site.


West Coast will be in the match only and competing at the stoppages, however Richmond will kick away late and cover the 19.5 point line.

Due to a lot of this game being played on the ground and around the stoppages, the score will not exceed the game total.
Best Bet1: Richmond -19.5 Handicap/Line @9/10 at BlueBet - 1 Unit
Best Bet2: Under 173.5 Game Total @11/12 at Bet Right - 1 Unit
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