Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Tips, Teams and Odds – AFL Finals 2017

Posted by Sports News First on 8/9/2017
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We take a look at tonight’s blockbuster AFL Qualifying Final at the MCG between the Cats and the Tigers. Both teams head in with very good form in the later stages of the season but it is the Cats who have had the wood over the Tigers in recent years. This looks to be a cracking match. View our preview, tips and odds below.

When: 19:50 | Friday 08/09/2017

Where: MCG

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Preview:

Just the thought of Danger and Dusty going head-to-head gets me excited.

Here’s my free tip everyone.

Whoever wins this game, wins the flag.

The winner is assured of only having to travel a short distance for the next three weeks of the competition.

They won’t play anywhere else but the MCG and they’ll get used to it.

It’s hard not to get caught up by the Richmond juggernaut.

I’ve cheered them as they’ve gotten into the top four and remember they’ve lost a couple of games by less than a kick and arguably should’ve finished in the top two or on top.

They’ll get everyone in Melbourne rocking if they can get into the grand final.

Melbournians are not quite ready for another non-Victorian grand final and after the Doggies last year, the Tigers could well be the fairy tale story of 2017.

Also, Jack Riewoldt doesn’t need to kick a bagful for them to win, but if he does, they’ll definitely win.

Alex Rance at the other end will marshal the defensive line and I honestly think they can put a score on the board in excess of 100 points, which should be enough to get them over the line.

Geelong rely on Danger and if Joel Selwood plays, (he will) him too.

There’ll be a question mark over him and the Tigers should get some advantage over that.

If the cats win, then Harry Taylor and or Tom Hawkins do have to kick a few.

They are a bit thin up forward and don’t bat as deeply as Richmond.

The Verdict 

Again, I think the odds are wrong, 1.78 Geelong and Richmond 2.07 is not what I would put them up at, but the Unibet experts are probably smarter than most.

I’m taking Richmond to win and with the start. Richmond by 25 plus.

 

Unibet Odds:

Geelong at $1.78

Richmond at $2.07

 

Tip: Richmond at $2.07

Line tip: Richmond +4.5

 

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Teams: 

CATS

B: T.Stewart, T.Lonergan, J.Bews

HB: Z.Tuohy, L.Henderson, J.Kolodjashnij

C: A.Mackie, J.Selwood, M.Blicavs

HF: J.Murdoch, H.Taylor, S.Motlop

F: B.Parfitt, T.Hawkins, J.Parsons

R: Z.Smith, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie

I/C: M.Duncan, Z.Guthrie, S.Menegola, S.Selwood

EMG: W.Buzza, D.Menzel, J.Thurlow

IN: J.Selwood, Z.Guthrie

OUT: D.Menzel, W.Buzza

 

TIGERS

B: B.Ellis, A.Rance, D.Grimes

HB: B.Houli, D.Astbury, N.Vlastuin

C: K.McIntosh, T.Cotchin, J.Townsend

HF: K.Lambert, D.Martin, S.Edwards

F: D.Butler, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli

R: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, S.Grigg

I/C: J.Caddy, J.Graham, N.Broad, J.Castagna

EMG: S.Lloyd, S.Hampson, O.Markov

IN: J.Caddy

OUT: O.Markov