Richmond welcomes Adelaide to the MCG on Sunday afternoon with both teams looking to retaliate from losses last weekend with a win this round.
The home side proved early season critics wrong by securing a four-game winning streak including a victory over the top-four side of Fremantle in round 15, but have since seen their hopes brought back down to earth, so head to Sportbet for the best deal on the Tigers this Sunday.
Adelaide also started the season dismally not securing a win until round seven and that was against the Tigers, so are travelling to the MCG at $1.57 for the win at Ladbrokes.com.au.
One fact punters should be aware of is the poor performances the Crows tend to put in away from home – winning just one outside the AAMI this season and that was against the bottom of the table West Coast.
Adelaide will be buoyant by the return of skipper Simon Goodwin if he does make a return from injury, and the addition of NAB Rising Star nominee Phil Davies could be the boost the Crows need to overcome their defeat to bitter rivals Port Adelaide last round.
For the Crows to overcome their bad record at the MCG they need to disregard the stats and focus on the match itself – they have the talent and ability to overcome the Tigers, but the real question is will they overcome the lacklustre showcase of last weekend?
The Tigers are slightly out at $2.42 for the win and will feel they have the edge as the Crows travel to their bogey ground – the MCG.
However, as with the Crows, Richmond need to forget about last round’s game where they lost by a huge 82 points and concentrate on moving further away from wooden spoon contention.
Little could be taken away from the match for the Tigers apart from captain Jack Riewoldt’s two goals against tough opposition, and he will have to lead his men from the front once more to give them a chance for the four points.
Hard working David Astbury could be a key player for the Tigers as the tall forwards of Adelaide travel to Melbourne, he put in 20 possessions last round against the Pies proving he may only be in his first season but he has what it takes.
Our tip of the match is to go for a slight Adelaide win by 1-19 points at $4.25 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip of the Match
This is a tricky one as little can be assumed from the two sides’ games last weekend and so looking over the course of the season the nod goes in the direction of the Crows, however do not be surprised if the Tigers pull it together. Despite the huge unlikeliness of it occurring a draw could be on the cards and is at $67 to occur, but our tip of the match is to go for a slight Adelaide win by 1-19 points at $4.25 with Ladbrokes.com.au.