AFL Round 19 Preview & Betting – Melbourne Vs Richmond

Six points separate Sunday afternoon rivals Melbourne and Richmond on the AFL ladder, and the match-up is set to be close after both sides come off the back of convincing wins.

If you are looking to place a wager on the penultimate game of round 19 then head to Sportsbet, there you will find an array of options when it comes to the weekend’s odds.

Melbourne are going into this one slightly ahead in the odds at $1.52 with Ladbrokes.com.au and are still in contention of finishing within the top eight if they win again this weekend.

Usually this fixture can be relatively dull, considering there is little in the way of stakes. However these two clubs have formed huge revivals this season and are set to provide an interesting line up for the neutral fan.

This Sunday will be Colin Sylvia’s 100th game and will hope to continue his impressive form from last round – 31 possessions and two goals – into this weekend.

Richmond got back to their winning ways last night seeing their recent tally reach six wins in their last nine games, and head into this weekend at $2.54 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au.

The Tigers’ gritty and determined performance amidst hail against the Crows last weekend was superb, topped off with Jack Riewoldt’s fine form. The question is will the Tigers’ skipper continue to lead the Richmond uprising.

Riewoldt has been outstanding for the Tigers this season and needs to ensure he boots a fair number of goals this weekend to maintain his contention for the Coleman Medal. He and Barry Hall are level on 65 for the season.

We are tipping a Melbourne win by 10-19 points at $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

AFLRules Tip Of The Match

For this one the stakes are far higher for the Dees as they can’t afford to drop any points this close to the finals. While Richmond want to work their way up the ladder and continue to prove early season critics wrong, Melbourne have their eye on the prize and that will be hard to overcome. Bearing this in mind we are tipping a Melbourne win by 10-19 points at $7.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.