As Round 14 of the AFL season approaches take a look at the game between Richmond and West Coast which is to be played at Metricon Stadium on Thursday. Richmond are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:10 pm. We preview the upcoming Richmond vs. West Coast game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Thursday August 27, 2020 at 7:10 pm
Where: Metricon Stadium
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Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles Odds
Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles Preview
West Coast’s six-game run at Optus Stadium has finally come to an end as they now travel back over to Queensland to face the Tigers at Metricon on Thursday night.
To call this battle between fourth and fifth a blockbuster would be an understatement, particularly with the jury still out on West Coast’s premiership credentials following such a long stretch of games in Perth.
We should receive a firm answer this week as to who the Eagles truly are, but as the market suggests, it is hard to find confidence in West Coast based on the troubles they had in the Sunshine State to start the season.
To refresh your memory, Adam Simpson’s side lost three consecutive games to the Suns, Lions and Power between Rounds 2 and 5.
The Eagles bounced back with a couple of handy wins over the lowly Swans and Crows before returning home, a form line that doesn’t exactly read well with a game against the reigning premiers ahead.
Richmond, on the other hand, have now won back-to-back games after surviving a couple of scares against the Suns and Bombers in successive weeks.
The Tigers won by only a goal when these two sides last met, but unlike West Coast, Richmond’s record in Queensland speaks for itself.
Damien Hardwick’s side is a perfect 5-0 up north this year and they should feel pretty good about themselves knowing Bachar Houli is back in the side alongside Tom Lynch, who was lucky to avoid suspension.
It would be surprising if this game isn’t close, but with some good value straight-up, you have to like the Tigers to win outright.
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Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles Teams
B: B.Houli, D.Grimes, N.Balta
HB: J.Short, N.Vlastuin, O.Markov
C: K.McIntosh, J.Graham, M.Pickett
HF: J.Aarts, K.Lambert, T.Lynch
F: J.Riewoldt, D.Martin, J.Castagna
FOLL: I.Soldo, S.Bolton, T.Cotchin
I/C: L.Baker, T.Nankervis, D.Rioli, T.Dow
EMG: J.Ross, J.Caddy, N.Broad, W.Martyn
IN: T.Nankervis, T.Dow
OUT: S.Stack (Injured), M.Chol (Omitted)
B: S.Hurn, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard
HB: L.Duggan, J.McGovern, J.Nelson
C: D.Sheed, L.Shuey, J.Cripps
HF: J.Brander, J.Darling, L.Ryan
F: B.Ah Chee, J.Kennedy, N.Reid
FOLL: N.Naitanui, T.Kelly, A.Gaff
I/C: O.Allen, X.O’Neill, T.Cole, J.Rotham
EMER: H.Brayshaw, L.Jetta, E.Yeo, M.Hutchings
IN: B.Williams, M.Hutchings
OUT: O.Allen (Injured), J.Nelson (Injured)