The blokes in charge bloody love putting Richmond on our boxes for Friday Night Footy! This game should be a hell of a lot closer compared to last night’s fourth quarter mauling.
A loss here would absolutely s**t on one teams finals chances, both the Tigers and Power are among four teams with a win-loss record of 6-7, currently two games out of the top eight. This clash is as big as it comes at this time of the year.
Port will be fresh off their bye last week, but this could work either way for them. They can either gather their thoughts, and work out how the hell they managed to lose to Freo, or they can dwell on their defeat and caste doubt within the camp. Nobody gave Richmond a chance a few months back, but the boys are on a roll. They’ve won five of their last six including a 42 point win against the Lions last time out. Dustin Martin’s been the catalyst for this good run, but has been supported by Deledio and Edwards.
Tigers have been struggling for tackles in the comp, this will need to improve against Port to shut out their key men. However, Adelaide’s key men are very few, they rely heavily on a couple of special talents, which separates them from the best in this comp.
Richmond will be buoyed by their interstate win, they have more match winners than Port and I expect them to get the points tonight at a massive $3.5. Dustin Martin is $1.6 to have over 30 disposals, I’ll be having a bit of that again!