One of the easier matches to tip this weekend is Saturday afternoon’s opener between the third-placed St Kilda outfit, and the second from bottom Richmond Tigers at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.
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The Saints are the obvious favourites here and are at $1.09 for the win at Ladbrokes.com.au. Their recent return to form coincides with skipper Nick Riewoldt returning to his pre-injured self, and look strong all over the ground with Lenny Hayes and Jason Gram also adding a fair contribution.
Coach Damien Hardwick has revealed some players need to prove their worth for finals, and indeed for next season. So don’t expect any Saint to slack off just yet – the stakes are still high.
The Tigers are way out at $7.50 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au, but it is a huge challenge for Richmond who only has pride to play for.
Ben Cousins announced his retirement earlier this week, so will undoubtedly attempt to go out with a bang with just two matches left in his career.
This is a great one for neutral spectators to watch with the Riewoldt cousins meeting on the oval for the first time since Jack Riewoldt became a name in his own right for the Tigers. Which will be the better Riewoldt on the day?
Our tip of the match is to back the Saints to win by 50-59 points at $8.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match
It’s highly unlikely Hardwick’s men will let anything slip at this crucial stage of the season. They will be looking to finish with two wins to head into the finals full with confidence in their own abilities. The Tigers will certainly put on a good show, but they simply don’t have the depth of experience the Saints possess. With this in mind our tip of the match is to back the Saints to win by 50-59 points at $8.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.