2019 AFL: Round 19 Collingwood vs Richmond Preview & Betting Tips

July 24th 2019, 1:12pm, By: Jake Smit

Round 19 of the 2019 AFL Premiership Season begins on Friday night a blockbuster clash between Collingwood and Richmond at the MCG. This huge clash will be followed by a five-game slate on Saturday and a three-game slate on Sunday.

Make sure to head to our AFL Tips Page for a bunch of content for Round 19 in the AFL including previews and tips for EVERY GAME.

AFL Round 19 Friday Night Betting Tips

Collingwood Magpies vs Richmond Tigers (7:50pm AEST, MCG)

We’ve got a huge match on our hands to kick off an important round of AFL. Two of this season’s genuine contenders in Collingwood and Richmond will be desperate to win on Friday night to stay in touch with the top four, which should make it an epic contest.

Collingwood Magpies

Arguably the most disappointing team in Round 18, Collingwood will be looking to bounce back in a big way on Friday night. They were completely blown out of the water by the Giants last weekend, trailing by a whopping 43 points at quarter time. The game remained around that margin for most of the way, with the Magpies eventually going down by 47 points. As disappointing as the team was, Brodie Grundy still had a fantastic individual performance with 31 disposals, 48 hit-outs, and a goal.

Last weekend’s loss could turn out to be a costly one for Nathan Buckley and his Magpies. They find themselves only just hanging onto fourth spot at the moment with 4% keeping them ahead of the fifth-placed Tigers. The Magpies have two favourable fixtures coming up in the fortnight following Round 19, so a win here could give them some extra momentum heading into the finals.

Richmond Tigers

The Tigers kept the ball rolling in Round 18 with a professional win over the Power at the MCG. They got the jump on them early to lead by three goals at quarter time and never looked back as they went on to win by 38 points. Tom Lynch was impressive up forward with 19 touches and three goals, while Dustin Martin and Dion Prestia had a day out in the midfield, each finishing with 30 touches and a goal.

The win over the Power made it four out of four for the Tigers since their mid-season bye. They’ve been in impressive form and are only getting stronger with their cavalry slowly but surely returning from injury. The Tigers have a favourable run home with all of their remaining games being played at the MCG.

History
The all-time head-to-head record is pretty even between these old rivals. Since 1980, Collingwood lead Richmond 33-30 in the count. The Magpies have had the better of the Tigers in their last two meetings, including last year’s Preliminary Final.

Last five meetings:

2019 R2 – Richmond (66) lost to Collingwood (110)
2018 PF – Richmond (58) lost to Collingwood (97)
2018 R19 – Richmond (105) defeated Collingwood (77)
2018 R6 – Collingwood (70) lost to Richmond (113)
2017 R2 – Richmond (99)defeated Collingwood (80)

Key Betting Statistics

Collingwood have won their last four Friday night matches as an underdog.
- Tom Lynch has kicked three goals in each of his last four matches.
- Jack Crisp has racked up 30+ touches in each of his last two matches vs Richmond.
- Jordan De Goey has kicked 4+ goals in each of his last two matches vs Richmond.
- Mason Cox has kicked 2+ goals in each of his last five matches vs Richmond.

Prediction

We can’t imagine there will be too many punters playing the head-to-head market with much confidence on Friday night. The Tigers will start at around $1.50 favourites, but the Magpies have upset them in their past two meetings, which shows that it really could go either way. Expect both sides to have equal chances to win and the game to be decided by 15 points or less.

 

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