Round 7 continues on Sunday afternoon with Richmond taking on Fremantle at the MCG. Last year’s first clash between the pair saw Richmond lose the seemingly un-loseable (for the second week in a row) when David Mundy kicked a goal after the siren to secure the win for Freo at the ‘G- before Richmond turned the tables with a vicious 104-point win at Perth. Curiously, the Away side has won the last 6 meetings – an especially surprising statistic considering the 3000-odd kilometers between the two cities. Despite that, Richmond are heavily favoured to beat the Dockers at the ‘G- with Ross Lyon desperate for a win and a new headline for his club.
Tigers (LWWWW) – There was a brief hiccup in Adelaide, but apart from that the Tigers have looked flawless in their quest for back-to-back Premiership. They have played some breathtaking footy at times, but more pleasing for Hardwick would be the way his side lifts when games are on the line. Cotchin is absolutely flying, and proving to be the form Captain of the competition, while Toby Nankervis just goes from strength to strength….he may even be the most improved player in the League over the past 18 months.
Dockers (WWLWL) – The Dockers up and down season continued, with a gallant defeat in the Derby to the Eagles. Fyfe has led from the front and is in Brownlow-winning form, while the defensive endeavour has improved after a big 50 point loss to the Power in Round 1.
Stats That Matter– Fremantle are 5-0 ATS in their past 5 matches – Dustin Martin had 36 disposals and 2 goals in his last game against the Dockers – The Tigers average winning margin this year is 44 points – Richmond are the highest scoring side this season, averaging 105 per game – Nat Fyfe has registered 120+ Fantasy points on 3 occasions this season – The Tigers have won 17 of their past 19 at the MCG
The Wolf is expecting a dominant Richmond win at the ‘G on Sunday afternoon, with the injury enforced absence of Michael Walters a massive blow to Fremantle’s chances- he has been superlative this season. Tigers to take themselves to 5 wins in a row.
How It’s Shaping UpRichmond by 42
Best: Richmond -36.5 ($1.91) Value: Richmond 106-120 Total Points ($4.00) Player Prop: Josh Caddy 3+ Goals ($2.75) First Goalscorer: Jack Riewoldt