Richmond vs Sydney (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

The Swans will be desperate to keep their season alive.

Sat, 17 Jun, 1:03 AM


The Swans will be desperate to keep their season alive.


In a round full of blockbusters this game shapes as a mini final for both sides. The Swans took the first step up a big mountain towards featuring in September with a clinical 46-point win over the Western Bulldogs last week, while Richmond is fresh off a bye after they trailed North Melbourne at half-time before going onto record a 35-point victory.


Much of the Tigers resurgence this season is related to the remarkable form from one of the Brownlow Medal favourites, Dustin Martin ($3.75 @ bet365).


Martin was instrumental in the win over North Melbourne collecting 38 disposals and booting two goals in a performance that will almost certainly see him poll the three Brownlow votes.


Martin is again going to be the key and he shapes as a good betting opportunity for the most disposals in Group A.


While the Tigers have surprised this season, the exact opposite can be said for the Sydney Swans.


They looked much better last week against the Bulldogs but find themselves entering the weekend two games outside of the top eight and simply must win this game to have any chance of making the finals.


The encouraging thing for the Swans is that star forward Lance Franklin has found form - he leads the league in goals with 35 so far this season - and this week will come up against the best defender in the league, Alex Rance.


The Swans midfield has struggled this season but gave the strongest indication yet that they have turned the corner against the Bulldogs.


Inside midfielder Josh Kennedy had a game high 37 disposals and Dan Hannebery was the spark early in the game which set the tone for the night.


We feel that the market has Sydney favourite based on reputation as opposed to form and therefore we are keen to back Richmond ($2 @ Luxbet).


A win here will almost certainly lead to the Tigers returning to the finals where they are now all the way into $1.28 after starting the season $4.50.



Dustin Martin cannot be stopped and after 38 touches in his last match is again worth backing for the most disposals.







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