Western Bulldogs vs Richmond (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

Can the Tigers bounce back after a humiliating defeat last week?

Oddschecker
 | 
Fri, 5 May, 2:26 AM


 

Can the Tigers bounce back after a humiliating defeat last week?

 

After a perfect 5-0 start to the season Richmond supporters were starting to entertain the thought of the club’s first premiership since 1980.

 

Those voices were becoming louder when they led Adelaide at quarter-time at the Adelaide Oval but then the wheels fell off and the Tiger Train derailed.

 

Richmond lost by 76 points and all of a sudden they need to produce a big performance against the Bulldogs to steady the ship.

 

Richmond now seem way over the odds against a Bulldogs side who has looked limp this season after their first premiership since 1954 last season.

 

The Bulldogs were gallant in defeat against GWS last week, however, they are not producing the scoring capacity this year that won them so many games last season.


So far the Bulldogs have managed to score 100, 110, 73, 89, 122 and 73 and will struggle to hit the scoreboard against a Richmond side who until the performance against Adelaide, had not conceded 100 points in a game and had the best defensive record in the entire competition.

 

The biggest positive for the Dogs is the venue of Etihad Stadium.


The Bulldogs have won all three games at the ground this season and recorded an impressive 10-4 record in 2014 whearas Richmond on the other hand played there just twice last season and lost both games including a Round 16 clash against the Western Bulldogs.

 

In the Bulldogs 10 point win over the Tigers last season it was their two most exciting players who carried them to victory.


Jake ‘The Package’ Stringer kicked four goals with Marcus Bontempelli having 25 disposals and kicking two goals. They again threaten to be the players that give Richmond the most trouble.

 

Richmond has played an exciting brand of football this season and this is the perfect chance for them to prove to the footballing world, and themselves, that they belong in the conversation regarding 2017 contenders.

 

We are giving the Tigers another chance at such generous odds ($3.40 @ Sportsbet), especially at the Line.

 

STATS BET

Dustin Martin had a game high 38 disposals when these teams last met and looks a good bet for the most touches.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

RICHMOND + 19.5 LINE


VALUE PLAY:

RICHMOND UNDER 39.5

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