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Richmond Tigers vs Brisbane Lions Predictions & Tips - Fifth straight defeat predicted for Tigers

  • Richmond Tigers vs Brisbane Lions predictions for Friday's AFL Round 18 match
  • The match is being played at Metricon Stadium (10.50am BST)
  • The Tigers have lost their last 4 matches
  • The Lions are tipped for a 3rd straight win over Richmond
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Jack Riewoldt plays his 300th game when Richmond take on Brisbane (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 15 Jul 2021
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Richmond Tigers vs Brisbane Lions Predictions


The game moves to Metricon Stadium as Jack Riewoldt celebrates his 300th AFL appearance. I'm predicting their will be no winning milestone for the Tigers forward with a fifth straight loss predicted for the reigning premiers.

  • Richmond Tigers have lost their last 4 matches.
  • Brisbane Lions have won their last 2 matches against Richmond Tigers.
  • Brisbane Lions won 102-74 when the sides met in Round 10 this season.
  • Brisbane Lions have won 3 of their last 4 matches, and 10 of their last 12 matches.

Head to Head


Having lost 15 in a row to the Tigers, Brisbane have won the last two clashes between the sides.

The Lions beat Richmond 69-54 in the first week of the finals last year, and repeated the victory with a 102-74 success in Round 10 this season.

Richmond Tigers Form


The reigning premiers are in a whole lot of strife after losing four in a row and dropping out of the top eight spots on the ladder.

Damien Hardwick's side have been poor over the last month, starting when losing in the final minute against West Coast Eagles due to a brilliant Josh Kennedy set shot. 

Richmond then went down by 40 points to St Kilda, scoring just 22 points in a 62-22 defeat, and lost by 10 points to Gold Coast Suns.

Last week, Richmond capitulated in the final quarter of an 87-71 defeat to Collingwood as they were outscored seven goals to one in the final term.

Richmond Tigers Team News


Richmond are boosted by the return of Toby Nankervis and Kane Lambert from injuries.

The Tigers have also handed a debut to Matthew Parker with the ex-St Kilda star named on the interchange.

Jack Ross, Patrick Naish, Riley Collier-Dawkins and Thomson Dow are all left out.

Richmond Tigers Team List


B: Garthwaite, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Short, Stack, Mansell
C: McIntosh, Cotchin, Pickett
HF: Castagna, Baker, Aarts
F: Lynch, Martin, Riewoldt
FOLL: Chol, Lambert, Bolton
I/C: Rioli, Nankervis, Parker, Graham
EMG: Ross, Dow, Martyn, Naish

Brisbane Lions Form


Brisbane Lions suffered just their second defeat in the last 12 matches when suffering 95-63 upset at the hands of Metricon Stadium last weekend.

It was a poor display from the Lions, who were hampered by the loss of forward Eric Hipwood to a season-ending ACL injury.

Craig Fagan's side had won three straight prior to last week. A hard-fought 68-54 win over North Melbourne was followed by wide-margin victories over Geelong Cats (94-50) and Adelaide Crows (111-59).

Brisbane Lions Team News


The Lions have lost Eric Hipwood and Marcus Adams to injuries.

The axe has also fallen on Callum Ah Chee and Rhys Mathieson.

Jaxon Prior, Ryan Lester and Tom Fullarton and recalled into the Brisbane side.

Brisbane Lions Team List


B: Madden, Andrews, Lester
HB: Rich, Birchall, Starcevich
C: McCluggage, Neale, Robinson
HF: Zorko, McStay, McCarthy
F: Coleman, Daniher, Cameron
FOL: McInerney, Lyons, Bailey
I/C: Robertson, Prior, Fullarton, Payne
EMG: Cockatoo, Berry, Mathieson, McFadyen

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Verdict

Brisbane have struggled against Richmond in Melbourne. The fact this game has been moved to the Gold Coast will be welcome for the Lions, who are tipped to win by 1-39 points.

Best Bet: Brisbane by 1-39 Winning Margin @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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