Richmond vs Greater Western Sydney (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

Richmond is looking to qualify for their first Grand Final since 1982.

Thu, 21 Sep, 1:35 AM


Richmond is looking to qualify for their first Grand Final since 1982.


The MCG will be bathed in yellow and black on Saturday night in what will be a memorable night. While Richmond is aiming to make the decider for the first time in 35 years, GWS are also going for a bit of history of their own as they have yet to feature in in a Grand Final.


It is an intriguing game on so many levels, especially the fact that the crowd will be around the 100,000 mark and the Giants are expected to have just over 1000 supporters in attendance.


Richmond secured the week off and the home Preliminary Final after dismantling Geelong by 51 points in a game that was in the balance at three quarter time.


Greater Western Sydney bounced back from a 36-point defeat against Adelaide with a season salvaging 67-point thumping of the disappointing West Coast Eagles.


Steve Johnson showed a return to form last week kicking a game high six goals and if he can kick three or more it will be a huge boost for the Giants winning chances.


Both these teams are slightly hard to get a read on but we feel the best form reference is the game at the MCG in Round 18.


After trailing by nearly four goals at quarter time the Tigers won by 19 points. That game was played in wet and slippery conditions which will again be the case on Saturday evening.


In that fixture Jack Riewoldt kicked a game high two goals and will again be a focal point while Callan Ward had a game high 37 disposals.


The Giants have a horrible record at the MCG with just one win from 11 attempts at the ground and that was against Melbourne in Round 21 2014 when the Demons were a basket case.


After starting the season $67 for the premiership Richmond is now top odds with Crownbet at $3.25 to win their first flag since 1980 while the Giants are $5.50 with Unibet and TAB.



On stats alone the Tigers will be winning this game as they have saluted on 10 of 12 occasions at the MCG in 2017.








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