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Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Predictions & Tips - Tigers tipped to bounce back

  • Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 17 match
  • The match is being played at the MCG (7.10am BST)
  • Every Collingwood match has been decided by 1-39 points
  • The Tigers are tipped to claim a much-needed win
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Freetips staff 10 Jul 2021
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Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Predictions

Richmond are tipped to return to the winners list against Collingwood. The Tigers should be too strong for Collingwood at the MCG and win by 1-39 points.

  • Collingwood have lost each of its last 6 matches at the MCG.
  • Every Collingwood match this season has been decided between the 1-39-point margin. 
  • Richmond’s Dustin Martin has gathered at least 20 disposals in 13 out of 14 matches he has played this season. 
  • Collingwood’s Jack Crisp has amassed 20 disposals in 14 out of 15 matches this season. 

Head to Head

Richmond have won six out of the last 10 against Collingwood.  

In the first match back after the COVID-19 forced hiatus of 2020 the two sides could not be separated, drawing 36-36. 

Richmond and Collingwood did meet earlier this year, although not for premiership points. They faced off in round two of the AAMI Community Series at Marvel Stadium, with Richmond winning 80-74. 

Richmond Tigers Form

Richmond have had a fortnight from hell, on the scoreboard and on the injury front. Last week, the Tigers fell to the inconsistent Gold Coast Suns by 10 points at Marvel Stadium. 

The previous weeks, Richmond dished up a worse performance against St Kilda at the MCG, ultimately losing by 40 points to the Saints. 

In the weeks prior to their bye they played a better standard of football. They beat Adelaide Crows, Essendon Bombers and were beaten in the final minute against West Coast Eagles due to a brilliant Josh Kennedy set shot. 

Richmond are currently sitting 9th on the AFL ladder, with eight wins and eight losses after 16 rounds of the 2021 AFL season. 

Richmond Tigers Team News

Sydney Stack makes his return for the Tigers are being out in the cold since Round 13 last year.

Daniel Rioli, Ryhan Mansell and Ryan Garthwaite all return to the extended squad.

But the Tigers have lost Nick Vlastuin, Shane Edwards, Bacher Houli and Callum Coleman-Jones to injury.

Richmond Tigers Team List

B: Grimes, Astbury, Vlastuin
HB: Baker, Short, Mansell
C: McIntosh, Cotchin, Pickett
HF: Castagna, Riewoldt, Pickett
F: Lynch, Martin, Chol
FOLL: Nankervis, Collier-Dawkins, Bolton
I/C (from): Ross, Stack, Naish, Rioli, Dow, Graham, Martyn, Parker

Collingwood Form

Collingwood were competitive but ultimately outclassed by St Kilda last week, losing by nine points at the MCG.  

A fortnight ago the Pies lost to Fremantle Dockers at Marvel Stadium by 12 points, despite winning at the 20th minute mark of the last quarter. 

In the weeks prior to their bye, the Pies were playing brilliant football, beating the Crows by five points and ladder-leading Demons by 17. 

Collingwood have a 4-11 record heading into round 17 placing them 16th on the AFL ladder. 

Collingwood Team News

Mason Cox has been dropped by the Pies, who are also without Josh Daicos due to injury.

Callum Brown, Oliver Henry and Will Kelly are the inclusions.

Collingwood Team List

B: Quaynor, Roughead, Maynard
HB: Crisp, Madgen, Mayne
C: Hoskin-Elliott, De Goey, Murphy
HF: Bianco, Cameron, Thomas
F: Sidebottom, Mihocek, Elliott
FOLL: Grundy, Pendlebury, Adams
I/C: Brown, Henry, Kelly, Noble

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The Tigers are tipped to turn things around and take care of Collingwood at the MCG. The ultra-consistent Jack Crisp and superstar Dustin Martin are both tipped to collect 20+ disposals.

Best Bet: Richmond by 1-39 Winning Margin @110.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Same Game Multi Richmond by 1-39, Dustin Martin 20+ Disposals, Jack Crisp 20+ Disposals @187.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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