The MCG will play host to Thursday's Round 1 AFL game between Richmond Tigers and Carlton Blues. The game kicks off at 7:25 pm with Richmond Tigers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Richmond Tigers vs. Carlton Blues game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday March 19, 2020 at 7:25 pm
Where: The MCG
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Richmond Tigers vs Carlton Blues Odds
Richmond Tigers vs Carlton Blues Preview
This time last year the Blues gave the Tigers a real run for their money in the first three quarters, but the question is, can they do it again?
Carlton will fancy themselves if they don’t have to face the Richmond army at the ‘G on Thursday night.
David Teague’s side came within 28 points of eventual champs when they met for a second time in Round 21, and they certainly have enough talent up forward to give the Tigers back line plenty of problems.
With their last meeting in mind, the bookies are favouring the defending premiers by -22.5 here, which looks a little long for the first game of the season.
Richmond has won nine straight over the Blues dating back to 2013, so backing against the Tigers outright isn’t advised. Carlton did, however, cover the line in seven of their 11 games as the line underdog on the road last year, so if you include the strange circumstances, there’s every chance the Blues keep this close.
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