A pivotal game for the now in-form Richmond will go ahead at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, when they welcome North Melbourne for their round 16 fixture.
A win for Richmond could potentially see them jump up the ladder, and they would love to prove their critics from the beginning of the season wrong as they head into the fixture slight favourites at $1.82.
Not claiming a win until round ten this year, Richmond have since only been defeated once – and that was to the Saints, so surely they should overcome the Roos after beating the likes of the Swans and Freo.
Jack Riewoldt has certainly been the standout player of the season for the Tigers, perhaps arguably the AFL, and his performance will be instrumental after becoming the leading goal kicker with 58 in all 15 of his games. Meanwhile, Dustin Martin has been another undiscovered star.
Brad Scott’s North Melbourne men are at $2 for the win, and need to get their winning streak back to maintain any finals aspirations after a disappointing loss to the Swans last round.
The Roos must overcome a devastating loss of Drew Petrie to yet another foot injury, and will look to players such as Josh Smith or Aaron Edwards to step up to the big time.
But this game is about stakes, and for North Melbourne, sitting just out of the top eight, a win is crucial over Richmond to help their finals campaign, as upcoming fixtures include the Dogs, Freo and St Kilda – all top five sides at this point.
Our tip of the match is to hear the Tigers roar once more by 20-29 points at $8 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match:
While North Melbourne may have more to play for, Richmond are playing far superior footy at the moment. Many tipped the Tigers to be the joke of the season – not winning any fixtures. However, if they clean up on Sunday it will be their fifth consecutive win, a streak the Roos cannot claim. Therefore, our tip of the match is to hear the Tigers roar once more by 20-29 points at $8 with Ladbrokes.com.au.