AFL Round 17 Preview & Betting – Collingwood Vs Richmond

One almighty clash over the weekend is Saturday’s opener between two of the more in-from sides in the AFL at the moment as Collingwood welcomes Richmond to the MCG.

It will certainly be a thrilling spectacle for the tens-of-thousands of fans who will certainly attend to cheer on their team – but if you cannot make it down there make sure you show your support by backing them at Ladbrokes.com.au!

The Pies are currently dominating the odds at $1.11 for the victory, and after silencing the Saints last weekend will see Richmond merely as a stepping stone to the finals.

If they do show this mentality then the Tigers will pounce as we have seen them do to the top sides in these latter rounds of the season, and at $6.70 would pay well.

However the home side are dominating, flying high at the top of the ladder and not looking to budge anytime soon managing to make the win over the favoured Saints in round 16 look like a walk in the park.

Brent Macaffer and Leigh Brown were both pivotal for the Pies last round booting three goals each, while Dane Swan was his reliable self as always finishing on 36 disposals.

The Tigers started the season slow and over recent weeks strung together a series of wins, although were served a bitter defeat last weekend by North Melbourne and whether their luck has run out, or the youngsters are tiring will be discovered on Saturday.

Jack Riewoldt has been the main man for the Tigers in their revival and will need to bring his A-game to the MCG if Richmond has any chance for this one, although should be aware of Collingwood’s Simon Prestigiacomo who managed to silence cousin Nick Riewoldt from the Saints last round.

Our tip of the match is to back the Pies to win the first three quarters with the Tigers making a last term push to claim the quarter at a huge $51 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

AFLRules Tip Of The Match

Collingwood has an innate ability of losing to sides they are heavy favourites to beat – reinforced with their round 10 loss to the Lions; however a win for the Tigers seems unlikely considering the Pies’ deep talent.

The Pies usually start strong and fizzle out towards the end of the match, with the Tigers working in the opposite direction, and so our tip of the match is to back the Pies to win the first three quarters with the Tigers making a last term push to claim the quarter at a huge $51 at Ladbrokes.com.au.