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Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers Predictions & Tips - Tigers to win crucial game

  • Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers tips for Sunday's AFL Round 20 match
  • The match is being played at Optus Stadium (9.10am BST)
  • Richmond has won four of the last five matches against Fremantle
  • Who will win the battle of the finals hopefuls?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Freetips staff 31 Jul 2021
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  • Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers FAQs

Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers Predictions

Richmond are tipped to defeat Fremantle at Optus Stadium on Sunday. The Tigers regain a number of key players and the reigning premiers can boost their finals hopes.

  • Fremantle Dockers have lost their last 2 matches.
  • Fremantle Dockers have lost by a 40+ point margin five times this season. 
  • Fremantle Dockers' Adam Cerra is averaging 22 disposals this season.  
  • Richmond Tigers have won their past 4 matches against Fremantle Dockers in Perth. 
  • Richmond Tigers' Jayden Short is averaging 23 disposals this season.  

Head to Head

Richmond have won the past four matches against Fremantle. The Dockers' last victory over Richmond was in Round 8 2017 when David Mundy sunk Tigers hearts with a goal after the siren.  

The Tigers have also won the last four encounters in Perth against Fremantle. Their most recent victory in the west came in Round 8 2019.

Fremantle Dockers Form

Fremantle fell away in the second half against the Sydney Swans, ultimately losing by 40 points despite being 17 points up midway through the second quarter. 

In Round 18, the Dockers were kept to their lowest score of the season by Geelong Cats. Freo lost by 69 points in a 100-31 defeat. 

The Dockers defeated the Gold Coast Suns in Round 13 in their last match at Optus Stadium by 27 points.

Fremantle are currently sitting 11th on the AFL ladder, with 8 wins and 10 losses after 19 rounds of the 2021 AFL season. 

Fremantle Dockers Team News

Things have become a lot harder for the Dockers with Nat Fyfe and Michael Walters ruled out for the season. 

Alex Pearce also misses out on Sunday's game.

Josh Treacy, Tobe Watson and Joel Western come into the side.

Fremantle Dockers Team List

B: Wilson, Logue, Walker
HB: Young, Ryan, Aish
C: Colyer, Mundy, Cerra
HF: Banfield, Taberner, Henry
F: Schultz, Treacy, Crowden
FOLL: Darcy, Serong, Brayshaw
I/C: Meek, Western, Watson, Tucker
EMG: Bewley, O’Driscoll, Hughes, Blakely

Richmond Tigers Form

Richmond matched Geelong for three quarters last week, however five unanswered second quarter goals ultimately prove to be the difference. The Cats won 95-57 at the MCG. 

A fortnight ago, the Tigers defeated Brisbane Lions by 20 points and looked back to their best after a stretch of disappointing performances against Gold Coast, St Kilda and Collingwood. 

Richmond have a 9-10 record heading into round 20 placing them 10th on the AFL ladder. 

Richmond Tigers Team News

The Tigers are set to regain a number of key premiership players in the coming weeks, including 2019 best and fairest winner Dion Prestia who is back to face the Dockers.

Prestia replaces Marlion Pickett, who is given a rest.

Richmond Tigers Team List

B: Garthwaite, Grimes, Astbury
HB: Mansell, Short, Rioli
C: Edwards, Cotchin, Baker
HF: Graham, Lambert, Bolton
F: Lynch, Chol, Riewoldt
FOLL: Nankervis, Prestia, Parker
I/C: Ross, Castagna, Stack, Aarts
EMG: Coleman-Jones, Caddy, Miller, Dow

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This is a must win for Richmond if they are going to make the finals. Richmond are backed to return to the winners list against Fremantle.

Fremantle will still believe they are just as much a chance to make finals as Richmond, but they are without key personnel. Richmond winning by a 40+ point margin is worth a small stake.

The ultra-consistent Jaden Short and young gun Adam Cerra are both tipped to collect 20+ disposals.

Best Bet: Richmond Win Match Result @-166.67 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Same Game Multi Adam Cerra & Jayden Short 20+ disposals / Richmond to win @125.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Megabet: Richmond by 40+ Winning Margin @500.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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