Round 17 of the 2021 AFL season continues on Sunday with another three-game slate. Here, we preview the third and final game of the day between Richmond and Collingwood at the MCG. Catch our match prediction and player props for this clash right here!
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AFL Richmond vs Collingwood Betting Tips
Marvel Stadium, Sunday 11th July 4:10pm (AEST)
Both the Tigers and the Magpies come into this fixture in desperate need of a win. The Tigers will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak to stay in touch with the top eight, while the Magpies are hoping to get their first win under new coach Robert Harvey. This clash kicks off at the MCG at 4:10pm on Sunday with the Tigers staring at around $1.57 favourites.
Richmond suffered arguably their worst loss of the season when they went down by 10 points to the Suns last weekend, making it three straight losses for the defending champs, which is their equal-longest losing streak since 2017. As a result, they now find themselves outside the top eight for the first time this season.
Injuries continue to plague the Tigers who are now missing a whole host of key players usually in their starting 22. All of Noah Balta, Nathan Broad, Shane Edwards, Bachar Houli, Kane Lambert and Dion Prestia are currently unavailable for selection.
Collingwood suffered their second loss from as many games under new coach Robert Harvey when they fell short against the Saints in Round 16. They showed plenty of fight in the second half and threatened to steal the win from their opponents, but in the end the deficit was too great. The Magpies are stuck on four wins for the season against 11 losses.
Injuries have been a constant problem for the Magpies like they have been for most teams this season. They certainly don’t have the longest of injury lists, but a few of the players that are missing are comfortably in their most important 10; including Josh Daicos, Jeremy Howe and Darcy Moore.
This is a tough game to call and even the biggest die-hard supporters of either club couldn’t confidently tell you their side will win this fixture. The Tigers will start as narrow favourites due to their success over recent seasons, but their form over the last three weeks has left a lot to be desired. On the other hand, the Magpies have found it extremely tough to win close games this season and are fielding a very inexperienced team on Sunday. With that said, we have to give the slight edge to the Tigers, but expect them to win this by 39 points or less.
Tigers 1-39 (1 Unit)
Same Game Multi
There are plenty of value options in the player markets for this fixture to be able to build a very nice three-leg Same Game Multi. For our first leg we’ll be taking Will Hoskin-Elliott to record 15 or more disposals, which he’s been able to do in six of his last seven games including four games of 21 or more during that span. Secondly, we’ll be including Dustin Martin to kick a goal at any time. Dusty’s kicked at least one goal in each of his last five games and the Tigers will need him to hit the scoreboard again on Sunday. Finally, for our value leg we’ll be taking Mabior Chol to kick a goal at any time. Toby Nankervis makes his return into the ruck for the Tigers which frees up Chol and allows him to play predominantly down forward, where he’s proven himself as a threat to hit the scoreboard.
Will Hoskin-Elliott 15+ Disposals
Dustin Martin Any Time Goal Scorer
Mabior Chol Any Time Goal Scorer
RICH vs COLL Same Game Multi