Richmond Tigers vs Geelong Cats

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AFL
07 May 21

Richmond Tigers

10:00

GMT(+2)

Geelong Cats

  • Title : Richmond Tigers vs Geelong Cats
Date: 07 May 2021  |   Stake: $100  |   Odds: 1.64  |  
Author: Le Cheif  |   Category: Aussie Sports  |   Value: 7/10
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Summary:

The Tigers have recently dominated the Cats, and they are expected to repeat their win from last week. It shouldn't be a rout, so go with the value of a 1-39 win margin.

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Richmond Tigers vs Geelong Cats

  • Predictions for the AFL Round 8 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats on Friday.
  • The match will be held at the MCG (10.50am BST)
  • In the 2020 AFL Grand Final, Richmond defeated Geelong.
  • The Tigers are expected to win again. 

Last week, Richmond put on their best performance of the season in defeating the previously undefeated Western Bulldogs. With a strong record against Geelong, they have a good chance of repeating their AFL Grand Final victory in 2020.This season, both teams have a 4-3 record and have won two of their last three games. Last week, the Richmond Tigers ended the unbeaten streak of the Western Bulldogs. The Richmond Tigers have won six of the last seven meetings with the Geelong Cats. The Richmond Tigers defeated the Geelong Cats 81-50 in the 2020 AFL Grand Final. Last week, the Geelong Cats were controversially defeated by the Sydney Swans by two points.

Head to Head

In recent head-to-heads, the Richmond Tigers have dominated the Geelong Cats, winning six of the last seven meetings.

The Tigers have won three of the last four meetings, including two championship games. Richmond won the 2019 Preliminary Final 85-66, the regular season 57-31, and the 2020 AFL Grand Final 81-50.

Richmond Tigers are in good shape.

Last Friday, the Tigers stunned the Western Bulldogs with a 22-point victory at the MCG.

Premiers who have been in power for a while Richmond came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the previously unbeaten Bulldogs 77-55 to improve to 4-3 on the season.

It was a vast improvement over Round 6, when they were no match for the undefeated Melbourne Demons, losing 82-48.

Richmond Tigers Team Information

Richmond will be without captain Trent Cotchin (hamstring) and defender Dylan Grimes (concussion) due to injuries sustained against the Bulldogs.

The Tigers, on the other hand, have Dustin Martin back after a concussion last week.

Richmond will also welcome back Nick Vlastuin, who suffered an injury in the season's first game.

Riley Collier-Dawkins will keep his spot in the Tigers' lineup after a strong debut.

Kane Lambert and Dion Prestia are still on the bench.

Richmond Tigers Form

Last Friday, the Tigers stunned the Western Bulldogs with a 22-point victory at the MCG.

Premiers who have been in power for a while Richmond came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the previously unbeaten Bulldogs 77-55 to improve to 4-3 on the season.

It was a vast improvement over Round 6, when they were no match for the undefeated Melbourne Demons, losing 82-48.

The Geelong Cats are a team based in Geelong, Australia.

Last weekend, the Geelong Cats lost 90-88 to the Sydney Swans at the SCG after blowing a 29-point lead.

However, it was not without controversy in the closing minutes, with Jeremy Cameron claiming a goal-saving mark in front of a goal that was not paid.

The loss continued the Cats' inconsistent start to the season, which began with a 97-point thrashing of the West Coast Eagles a week prior.

Chris Scott's team has a 4-3 record this season and is in fifth place, one spot ahead of Richmond.

Team News for the Geelong Cats

After suffering a hairline fracture of his fibula, Gryan Miers has been ruled out for an extended period of time.

To replace Miers in the forward line, Sam Simpson is expected to be called up.

With strong performances in the VFL last weekend, Charlie Constable and Max Holmes staked their claims for inclusion.

Mark O'Connor, Jake Kolodjashni, Patrick Dangerfield, and Shaun Higgins are among those who have undergone treatment.

Prediction Richmond Win
Odds 1.64
Start Time 10:00 : 07-May-21
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