Marvel Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 9 AFL game between Richmond Tigers and Greater Western Sydney Giants. 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. Greater Western Sydney Giants game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday May 15, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
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Richmond Tigers vs Greater Western Sydney Giants Odds
Richmond Tigers vs Greater Western Sydney Giants Preview
Things aren’t about to get any easier for the Tigers as they now meet a GWS side that has won four of its last five.
Richmond will be eager to put last week’s horror show against Geelong behind them, and although they won a flag against Leon Cameron’s side back in 2019, they won’t hold fond recent memories of GWS after losing by 12 last time they met.
Away from the field, things have only gotten worse at Tiger Land with Shai Bolton fracturing his wrist in a night club incident over the weekend.
Bolton’s absence leaves Richmond without its most dangerous forward and also places more strain on Damien Hardwick with Shane Edwards, Dylan Grimes, Trent Cotchin and Dion Prestia also missing.
That said, the Tigers have been a very strong bounce-back bet over the last 12 months winning six of their last eight games following a loss.
GWS is also yet to win against Richmond at the MCG, while their fourth quarter performance last week against Essendon left a lot to be desired.
It wouldn’t be surprising if less than two goals decides this one, but if the Tigers can up their effort level and cut back on the shocking skill errors they made last week, they should get home.
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Richmond Tigers vs Greater Western Sydney Giants Teams
B: D.Astbury, N.Vlastuin, D.Grimes
HB: N.Broad, B.Houli, J.Short
C: K.McIntosh, R.Collier-Dawkins, P.Naish
HF: D.Rioli, H.Ralphsmith, J.Aarts
F: T.Lynch, D.Martin, J.Riewoldt
FOLL: T.Nankervis, L.Baker, J.Graham
I/C: R.Mansell, M[Pickett, J.Castagna, N.Balta
EMG: J.Ross, J.Caddy, C.Coleman-Jones, M.Rioli
IN: D.Grimes, H.Ralphsmith
OUT: J.Ross (omitted), S.Bolton, S.Edwards (both injured)
B: J.Buckley, S.Taylor, M.Buntine
HB: L.Whitfield, I.Cumming, L.Ash
C: J.Kelly, J.Hopper, H.Perryman
HF: B.Hill, J.Hogan, D.Lloyd
F: T.Greene, M.Flynn, H.Himmelberg
FOLL: K.Briggs, T.Taranto, C.Ward
I/C: C.Idun, J.Riccardi, X.O’Halloran, T.Green
EMG: C.Stone, T.Bruhn, Z.Sproule, N.Shipley
IN: M.Buntine, J.Hogan, M.Flynn, K.Briggs, J.Riccardi
OUT: C.Stone, T.Bruhn, Z.Sproule (all omitted), J.Finlayson (suspended), L.Keeffe (injured), S.Mumford (managed)