We take a look at Sunday’s (30/06/2019) AFL 2019 Week 15 match is between St Kilda Saints and Richmond Tigers. The Tigers have been heavily backed to win the match at the short odds despite their recent poor form.
When: Sunday June 30, 1:10pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Saints and Tigers will be looking to bounce back from big last start losses when they meet on Sunday at Marvel Stadium. The Tigers started strongly against the Crows in round 13 before a late Adelaide avalanche saw them lose by 33 points. It was far worse for the Saints in Round 14, who found themselves down as many as 76 points against the Lions before late consolation goals brought the final margin to 56 points.
The Saints are just 4-6 in their past 10 games, but despite their poor recent form, they are one game away from the top eight, so a shock win here sees them back in the fold and the pressure off coach Alan Richardson. The Tigers have won three on the trot against the Saints, but St Kilda shocked Richmond in their premiership year of 2017, thumping them by 67 points in round 16.
The Tigers lengthy injury list goes some way to explaining their dip in form, with Trent Cotchin and Shane Edwards likely to return this week, and David Astbury is a certain starter. Forward Jack Riewoldt is still a couple of weeks away with a PCL injury. The Saints are struggling with injuries as well, with midfielders Jack Lonie and Jack Steele still a few weeks away. The Saints’ past three losses have ben by 56, 70 and 41 points. The Tigers don’t play at Marvel Stadium often, but are 4-2 at the ground since 2017. The Wolf can see them making that 5-2 this week with a win against a down on confidence Saints side.
Tip: Richmond Tigers at $1.30
Value Tip: First Goal Scorer: Tom J. Lynch at $7.00
B: McKenzie, Carlisle, Savage
HB: Wilkie, Battle, Clark
C: Billings, Ross, Hannebery
HF: Hind, Bruce, Sinclair
F: Gresham, Membrey, Acres
FOLL: Marshall, Dunstan, Steele
I/C (from): Coffield, Newnes, Armitage, Long, Paton, Parker, Langlands, Rowe
IN: Steele, Coffield, Long, Paton, Langlands, Rowe
OUT: Marsh, Kent
B: David Astbury, Nathan Broad, Dylan Grimes
HB: Jayden Short, Nick Vlastuin, Sydney Stack
C: Kamdyn McIntosh, Dion Prestia, Brandon Ellis
HF: Daniel Rioli, Jason Castagna, Kane Lambert
F: Shane Edwards, Josh Caddy, Tom Lynch
FOLL: Ivan Soldo , Trent Cotchin , Dustin Martin
I/C (from): Bachar Houli, Jack Graham, Mabior Chol, Patrick Naish, Daniel Butler, Connor Menadue, Shai Bolton, Liam Baker
IN: Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards, David Astbury, Jayden Short, Kane Lambert, Shai Bolton, Ivan Soldo
OUT: Jack Higgins (omitted), Noah Balta (omitted), Ryan Garthwaite (omitted)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change