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Richmond Tigers vs St Kilda Predictions & Tips - Tigers to repeat big victory

  • Richmond Tigers vs St Kilda predictions for Friday's AFL Round 15 match
  • The match is being played at the MCG (10.50am BST)
  • Richmond have won 6 of their last 7 matches against St Kilda
  • The Tigers are tipped for a wide-margin win
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Richmond beat St Kilda by 86 points earlier this season (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 24 Jun 2021
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Richmond Tigers vs St Kilda Predictions

Richmond have been struggling to put a run of form together. They are tipped to bounce back from defeat last time by handing out a second thumping of the season to the struggling Saints, who they beat by 86 points in Round 5. 

  • Richmond Tigers are 6-0 this season against teams outside of the top 8. 
  • Richmond Tigers have won 6 of their last 7 matches against St Kilda.
  • Richmond Tigers won by 86 points against St Kilda in Round 5 this season.
  • St Kilda have lost 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • St Kilda rank in the bottom five sides for goals scored this year.
  • St Kilda have failed to cover the line in their last 7 night matches.

Head to Head

Richmond have dominated the Saints in recent seasons, winning six of the last seven clashes between the sides.

The Tigers won 80-49 in the semi-final last year before going on to win the premiership.

Richmond also thumped St Kilda 134-48 in Round 5 this season.

Richmond Tigers Form

Richmond return from the bye looking to find some consistency after an agonising 85-81 defeat to West Coast Eagles in Perth.

The Tigers have been struggling to string a run of results together and now sit at 7-6 for the season in eighth spot.

Prior to losing to the Eagles in a game brought forward a week, Richmond had won two straight for the first time since Rounds 1 and 2.

They were 111-83 winners over Adelaide Crows before beating Essendon Bombers 123-84 in Dreamtime in Perth.

Richmond Tigers Team News

The Tigers welcome back Dion Prestia from a hamstring injury, but David Astbury hasn't been rushed back from his Achilles problem.

There is an AFL debut for ruck-forward Samson Ryan as he is handed his first Tigers call up.

Daniel Rioli and Josh Caddy drop out, while Toby Nankervis and key forward Tom Lynch remain sidelined. 

Richmond Tigers Team List

B: Vlastuin, Balta, Grimes
HB: Baker, Short, Broad
C: McIntosh, Cotchin, Pickett
HF: Castagna, Aarts, Graham
F: Coleman-Jones, Martin, Riewoldt
FOLL: Chol, Edwards, Lambert
I/C: Houli, Bolton, Ryan, Prestia
EMG: Collier-Dawkins, Caddy, Mansell, Parker

St Kilda Form

St Kilda also come off the bye, prior to which they had lost four of the last five games.

When last seen in Round 13, the Saints slumped to another low as they led 36-0 in Cairns only to lose 66-60 to the Adelaide Crows.

The loss followed defeats to Geelong Cats, Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans.

St Kilda's only win in the last five games was against bottom of the ladder North Melbourne.

St Kilda Team News

St Kilda are strengthened by the return of both Seb Ross and Tim Membrey after both missed the defeat to return home to Melbourne.

Ruckman Rowan Marshall is available again after a foot injury and he comes in at the expense of Paul Hunter.

Daniel McKenzie also comes back into the Saints side.

Hunter Clark (jaw) and Jack Bytel (concussion) are both missing this week, while Jack Lonie and Nick Coffield are left out.

St Kilda Team List

B: Howard, Wilkie, Sinclair
HB: Highmore, Webster, Long
C: Hill, Crouch, Ross
HF: Billings, Battle, Higgins
F: King, Membrey, Butler
FOLL: Ryder, Steele, Dunstan
I/C: Byrnes, McKenzie, Wood, Marshall
EMG: Coffield, Connolly, Lonie, Hunter

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Saints are on a bad run of form and have already been given a touch up by Richmond this season. Another comfortable Tigers victory is predicted.

Best Bet: Richmond -26.5 Handicap Line @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Richmond by 40+ Winning Margin @155.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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