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Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Cats to continue winning run

  • Geelong Cats hosts Richmond Tigers at Metricon Stadium
  • Geelong have won their last 6 matches
  • Richmond have won 6 of their last 7 matches
  • The blockbuster clash gets underway at 10.50am on Friday
Geelong vs Richmond Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Geelong vs Richmond looks set to be the highlight of the round (Getty Images)

Geelong Cats and Richmond Tigers meet in the highlight of AFL Round 17, with two of the heavyweights of the competition going head to head in a blockbuster.

It will be a battle of the forward lines with the Tigers' Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt down one end, and Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan down the other. The stronger forward line will win the match for the side.

Geelong Cats Form

Having won their last six matches, the Cats are the side in the competition that is in the box seat heading towards the finals.

The Cats have been wide-margin winners against North Melbourne, St Kilda, leaders Port Adelaide and Essendon Bombers and scored hard-fought wins over Adelaide Crows and Western Bulldogs during their run. 

Geelong Cats Team News

Tuohy, Stanley and Steven were withdrawals from the Cats' last match against Essendon, but are all expected to make their way back into the side this week. We have been waiting to see superstar Joel Selwood back for a month and this could be the game.

These are top quality senior players which is exactly what the Cats need against Richmond.

*Round 16 teams available with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: J. Koladhashnij, L. Henderson, H. Taylor
HB: J. Henry, M. Blicavs, T. Stewart
C: M. O'Connor, P. Dangerfield, S. Menegola
HF: L. Dahlhaus, G. Rohan, G. Miers
FF: J. Bews, T. Hawkins, G. Miers
FOL: J. Jenkins, C. Guthrie, B. Parfitt
I/C: L. Fogarty, M. Duncan, Z. Guthrie, B. Cloe

Richmond Tigers Form

Richmond are looking a scary prospect again and that is because we are nearing another Finals campaign for them. This is the time when they do their best work.

Queensland is almost their second home, and the Tigers are enjoyin a run of six wins in their last seven. They towelled up Brisbane in Round 10 and, more recently, gave West Coast a good beating in Round 14.

Richmond Tigers Team News

Off-field issues have been the talking point with Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones suspended for 10 matches.

Two big ins are expected for the Tigers this week with Dylan Grimes and Kane Lambert both ready to take the field.

*Round 16 teams available with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: B. Houli, N. Broad, N. Balta
HB: L. Baker, N. Vlastuin, O. Markov
C: K. McIntosh, J. Graham, M. Pickett
HF: J. Aarts, D. Rioli, T. Lynch
FF: J. Riewoldt, D. Martin, J. Castagna
FOL: I. Soldo, S. Bolton, T. Cotchin
I/C: J. Higgins, J. Short, T. Nankervis, T. Dow

Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Head To Head

For two strong sides in the competition for a long period of time, the head to head is surprisingly one way traffic. Richmond have won four of the last five against the Cats.

The last time they met saw a 19-point win go the way of the Tigers with a big second-half from the reigning premiers in last year's semi-finals.

Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Betting Odds

Geelong are the favourites heading into this match at 1.65 while Richmond at the 2.25 outsiders. The line has been set for Geelong at -4.5.

Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Match Up

The key match up in this match will be between Tom Hawkins and Nathan Broad.

Broad is not known as one of the standout defenders in the league, but he is a premiership winner which shows he is a class player.

Facing the likely 2020 Coleman Medalist in Hawkins will be extremely difficult given the vein of form he is in and the brut strength about him.

If Broad can get some help from the likes of Grimes, then Hawkins can be dealt with which keeps the Tigers right in the game.

Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers Key Stats

  • Tom Lynch has kicked two or more goals in his last six night matches
  • Gary Rohan has kicked two or more goals in his last three night matches
  • Geelong has won each of its last eight matches as the favourite

Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers FAQ

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When is the Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers game played?

The Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers game is played at 10.50am BST on Friday, September 11.

Where is the Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers game played?

The Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers game is played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.



We will be backing Geelong to win this match by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Geelong 1-39 Winning Margin @-120.48 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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