AFL Grand Final Betting Preview: Crows v Tigers

Which club will reward their huge supporter base with a premiership?

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Wed, 27 Sep, 1:49 AM


 

Which club will reward their huge supporter base with a premiership?

 

The two best sides throughout the 2017 season will clash in the most anticipated Grand Finals in years. Richmond will be looking to win their first flag since 1980 with Adelaide searching for just their third in club history.

 

Both teams dismantled the finals disappointments this season in Geelong and Greater Western Sydney.

 

Richmond beat Geelong by 51 points and GWS by 36 points with Adelaide knocking off GWS by 36 points and Geelong by 61 points.

 

This will be the first time that these teams have clashed in a finals match.

 

Adelaide has won their past three games against Richmond including a 76-point victory when the teams met in Round 6 at the Adelaide Oval.

 

Adelaide key forwards dominated that day with Taylor Walker kicking a game high five goals and Tom Lynch slotting three.

 

The two best bets for the Norm Smith Medal appear to be Dustin Martin at around the $4.50 mark (Sportsbet) and Rory Sloane at around $7 (Ladbrokes).

 

These two players led the Brownlow Medal after Round 10 and whoever can produce the bigger Grand Final performance will not only go a long way towards securing a premiership for their club, but also the individual award for best on ground.

 

 

If you are chasing a bolter for the Norm Smith Medal Nick Vlastin looks a good price at $101 with Sportsbet.

 

Vlastin was instrumental in the win over Geelong in the first week of the finals with 19 disposals and a goal and equally as damaging in the win over GWS last week off the half back flank. He is worth a small bet at the big odds.

 

The first goal scorer market is the most popular but also the most fickle and unpredictable.

 

In the Crows two finals victories, the first goal was booted by Giants player Harrison Himmelberg and electric forward Charlie Cameron kicking the first against Geelong.

 

In the two Richmond finals both first goals were kicked by Tiger small forwards in the form of Jacob Townsend and Kane Lambert.

 

In what will be a classic Grand Final there is a touch of timing about Richmond ($2.25 @ Centrebet) and we are tipping them by 17 points.

 

STATS BET

Matt Crouch had a game high 38 disposals the last time these teams met and looks a good bet to get 30 ore again in this game.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

RICHMOND (+3.5) AT THE LINE


VALUE PLAY:

DUSTIN MARTIN NORM SMITH MEDAL

 

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