Geelong vs Richmond (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

The Tigers look primed to take another big scalp.

Sat, 12 Aug, 12:05 AM


The Tigers look primed to take another big scalp.


Richmond is a powerhouse club on the rise and they look in the mood to take another big step towards a return to glory with a win over Geelong.


Although Richmond has not won a premiership since 1980 they are $9 to win the flag as they enter the weekend in third spot and will put a game and a half between themselves and Geelong with a win.


The Cats were smashed last week at home against Sydney and simply do not have the depth to challenge the top sides.

Geelong welcomes back superstar Patrick Dangerfield after he served a one-match suspension, but they lose probably their second, third and fourth best players for this game with Joel Selwood out injured and Tom Hawkins and Mitch Duncan both suspended.


The one thing in the Cats favour is that they have dominated Richmond.


Geelong has won 12 straight games against Richmond. The last time Richmond defeated Geelong was at Simonds Stadium in Round 9, 2006.


The Cats go into this game as a clear betting outsider and despite the fact Richmond has already firmed from $2.30 into $1.65 (@ bet365) they still look a good betting opportunity.


When the sides met last the Cats overhauled a six-goal deficit to win by four points.  Dustin Martin had a game high 36 disposals on that occasion and he will be keen to have a big game to clinch the Brownlow Medal.


The Tigers dispelled any doubts about them being a legitimate premiership contender with an emphatic 29-point victory over Hawthorn at the MCG and are shaping as the Victorian team most likely to challenge for the premiership this season.


Josh Caddy kicked a game high four goals last weekend for Richmond and might be worth looking at for a small bet at big odds to again slot the most when he comes up against his former side.



Dustin Martin had a game high 36 disposals when these teams last met and should gain the most.







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