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Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Lions to break drought against Tigers

  • Brisbane hosts Richmond at the Gabba on Friday in a qualifying final
  • The Lions have not beaten the Tigers since 2009
  • The Tigers beat Brisbane in last year's qualifying final
  • Richmond won 82-41 when the sides met in Round 10 this season
Brisbane vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Brisbane vs Richmond takes place on Friday (Getty)

Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers look horns in a blockbuster match on Friday as they clash at the Gabba in a replay of last year's Qualifying Final.

Richmond have been too strong for the Lions over the last decade, having beaten them each time since 2009. Will that run continue?

Brisbane Lions Form


Beating the Gold Coast Suns, Sydney Swans and Carlton is not the strongest form coming into a Finals campaign, but a win is a win and the Lions are sure to bring winning momentum into this match.

The Lions finished second on the ladder with a 14-3 record, only missing out on the minor premiership to Port Adelaide on percentage.

Brisbane Lions Form & Team News


The big in for the Lions is the return of All Australian defender Harris Andrews, after a niggling hamstring injury that looked worse than it was.

The other key in for the Lions is Jarrod Berry who loves the hard ball and will be a very important player as he comes back into the side.

The Brisbane team for Friday is below:

B: D.Rich, D.Gardiner, H.Andrews
HB: Z.Bailey, R.Lester, G.Birchall
C: H.McCluggage, M.Robinson, C.Ah Chee
HF: D.Zorko, D.McStay, C.Rayner
F: O.McInerney, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: J.Berry, L.McCarthy, K.Coleman, B.Starcevich

Richmond Tigers Form


Richmond are the side you do not want to mess with during the Finals period given their recent record - and the fact that they are the reigning premiers.

Gaining more confidence as the season rolls on, the Tigers are looking dangerous once again as they prepare to defend the flag. Richmond have won six in a row heading into the finals and hold favourtism to retain the premiership.

Richmond Tigers Team News


The Tigers will not have big forward Tom Lynch, but will likely welcome back Shai Bolton and Dion Prestia. Jake Aarts has recovered from injury with the week break, but Josh Caddy hasn't been named to return.

The Richmond team for Friday is below:

B: D.Astbury, D.Grimes, N.Balta
HB: L.Baker, N.Vlastuin, B.Houli
C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett
HF: J.Castagna, S.Bolton, D.Martin
F: M.Chol, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
FOLL: T.Nankervis, S.Edwards, T.Cotchin
I/C: D.Prestia, J.Short, J.Aarts, K.Lambert

Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers Head To Head

The recent head to head record reads all Richmond with the Tigers having not been beaten by Brisbane since 2009.

Brisbane have improved each and every game since then and will look to be a lot more competitive at home in a final.

Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers Betting Tips

Brisbane are the 2.10 outsiders with Richmond the 1.72 favourites to win. The line has been set for Richmond at -3.5.

Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers Match Up

The key match up of this match could be between Jack Riewoldt and Harris Andrews.

With no Tom Lynch and Andrews coming back into the side off an injury, this could be the right option to limit his movement from full back and to shut down their key forward.

Riewoldt has turned his form around in this back half of the year, kicking 28 goals to be Richmond's equal leading goal kicker along with Lynch.

A colossal battle is in store and the winner of this match up could decide the fate of the qualifying final.

Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers Key Stats

  • Jack Riewoldt has been the first goalscorer in each of Richmond's last three matches at the Gabba
  • Jarryd Lyons has recorded 20+ disposals in all of his night matches this season
  • Cam Rayner has kicked 2+ goals in three of his last four appearances in night matches at the Gabba

Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers FAQ

What time is the Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers match?

The Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers match is played at 10.50am BST on Friday, October 2.

Where is the Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers match played?

The Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.

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Verdict

We will be backing Brisbane to win the match at home. Brisbane coach Chris Fagan has brought the best out in the Lions and could do so once again in front of the home crowd.

Best Bet: Brisbane To Win @+110 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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