We take a look at Sunday afternoons (25/8/2019) AFL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Richmond Tigers and Brisbane Lions. This is the most exciting fixture this weekend. Can the Lions keep their momentum running with a big win over the Tigers?
When: Sunday August 25, 3:20pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Tigers and Lions both play back to back matches against fellow top four sides as they clash on Sunday afternoon. Richmond last week got the better of the Eagles by a goal, while the Lions snuck home by a point against the Cats.
The flag favourite Tigers have won eight on the trot, while the Lions have taken nine in a row, with both sides undefeated since the bye.
This matchup is a far cry from their last meeting in round four last season, where the Tigers won by 93 points and the Lions booted just two goals.
Brisbane will relish their chance to test their game at the ‘G, where they have played just once this season, losing by 47 points to the Bombers.
The Wolf thinks this will be a finals preview and while the Lions don’t need to win for a top two finish, they will want to keep it respectable and they’ll do just that, but it’s hard to look past the Tigers at the MCG, where they’ve won 10 times and lost just twice in 2019.
Tip: Richmond Tigers at $1.40
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Charlie Cameron at $10
B David Astbury, Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes
HB Bachar Houli, Nick Vlastuin, Jayden Short
C Brandon Ellis, Dion Prestia, Josh Caddy
HF Daniel Rioli, Jason Castagna, Kane Lambert
F Jack Graham, Tom J. Lynch, Jack Riewoldt
FOL Ivan Soldo, Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin
I/C Trent Cotchin, Jack Ross, Shai Bolton, Kamdyn McIntosh, Noah Balta, Jake Aarts, Mabior Chol, Liam Baker (Four to be omitted)
IN Trent Cotchin, Kamdyn McIntosh, Noah Balta, Jake Aarts
NEW Jake Aarts
B Luke Hodge, Harris Andrews, Marcus Adams
HB Alex Witherden, Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Rich
C Lincoln McCarthy, Dayne Zorko, Mitch Robinson
HF Charles Cameron, Eric Hipwood, Hugh McCluggage
F Oscar McInerney, Daniel McStay, Jarrod Berry
FOL Stefan Martin, Lachie Neale, Jarryd Lyons
I/C Josh Walker, Cam Rayner, Cedric Cox, Lewis Taylor, Zac Bailey, Rhys Mathieson, Brandon Starcevich, Noah Answerth (Four to be omitted)
IN Josh Walker, Cedric Cox, Lewis Taylor, Rhys Mathieson, Brandon Starcevich
OUT Allen Christensen (Injured)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change