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Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants Predictions & Tips - Tigers to bounce back in AFL

  • Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants predictions for Saturday's AFL Round 9 match
  • The match is being played at Marvel Stadium (10.25am BST)
  • Richmond Tigers have won all 6 home matches against GWS Giants
  • The Tigers are tipped for a 1-39 point victory
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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GWS Giants have never beaten the Richmond Tigers awat from home (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 14 May 2021
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Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants Predictions


The defending premiers host the resurgent GWS Giants on Saturday. With the top 8 starting to take shape, it is a crucial game for both sides.

Richmond have kept bouncing back from losses this year and should hold off this Giants side. GWS have won four of their last five matches so don't expect a blowout win from the Tigers. 

  • Richmond Tigers have won the next game following their last 2 defeats.
  • Richmond Tigers have won all 6 home matches against GWS Giants.
  • GWS Giants have won 4 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head


GWS Giants have won three of the last five matches against Richmond Tigers, but trail 10-5 in the overall head to head.

The Giants won last year's last year's match 62-50, but went down in both matches in 2019 including the Grand Final. 

Richmond have won all six home matches against GWS.

Richmond Tigers Form


The Tigers are coming off a 63-point thrashing against Geelong Cats at the MCG in a replay of the 2020 Grand Final.

The Cats kicked 13 goals in the second-half compared to the Tigers' two majors in what was a dominant Geelong performance. 

It has been an up and down year thus far for the Tigers, as they sit eighth with four wins and four losses on a congested ladder. 

A large part of their inconsistencies can be contributed to their inside 50 statistics. The Tigers are ranked 2nd in the league for inside 50’s but are ranked 14th in efficiency once inside their attacking 50. 

Richmond Tigers Team News 


High-Flyer Shai Bolton is out with a fractured wrist, joining fellow midfielders Trent Cotchin and Shane Edwards on the injury list. 

Dylan Grimes returns after following concussion protocols, and there is a debut for Hugo Ralphsmith.

Richmond Tigers Team List 


B: D.Astbury, N.Vlastuin, D.Grimes
HB: N.Broad, B.Houli, J.Short
C: K.McIntosh, R.Collier-Dawkins, P.Naish
HF: D.Rioli, H.Ralphsmith, J.Aarts
F: T.Lynch, D.Martin, J.Riewoldt
FOLL: T.Nankervis, L.Baker, J.Graham
I/C: R.Mansell, M.Pickett, J.Castagna, N.Balta
EMG: J.Ross, J.Caddy, C.Coleman-Jones, M.Rioli

GWS Giants Form


GWS Giants have won four of the last five matches, most recently beating Essendon Bombers 107-105 in a thriller last weekend.

This is a vastly different team to the one that started the season with three straight losses, and the Giants now look to be a genuine top 8 contender again. 

The Giants are second in the league in Rebound 50s, averaging over 43 per game.

A big win against the Tigers on Saturday will put them back in the top 8 for the first time since Round 16 of last year. 

GWS Giants Team News


An unfortunate ACL injury for key defender Lachie Keeffe means he will miss the remainder of the season. 

Jeremy Finlayson has been suspended one week and will be absent and Shane Mumford is managed this week.

Forward Jesse Hogan returns from a calf injury, Matt Flynn comes in for Mumford and Kieren Briggs is handed a debut. 

GWS Giants Team List 


B: J.Buckley, S.Taylor, M.Buntine
HB: L.Whitfield, I.Cumming, L.Ash
C: J.Kelly, J.Hopper, H.Perryman
HF: B.Hill, J.Hogan, D.Lloyd
F: T.Greene, M.Flynn, H.Himmelberg
FOLL: K.Briggs, T.Taranto, C.Ward
I/C: C.Idun, J.Riccardi, X.O’Halloran, T.Green
EMG: C.Stone, T.Bruhn, Z.Sproule, N.Shipley

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Verdict

This is a match with the most at stake in Round 9. The winner of this contest gives their team some much needed breathing room inside the top 8. The Tigers are tipped to bounce back once again, but don't expect a blowout.

Best Bet: Richmond by 1-39 Winning Margin @105.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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