Australian Football League Live Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 20 match will be kickoff at Melbourne Cricket Ground stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Friday 05 August 2016 online, 19.50 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
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Richmond are coming off their two heaviest defeats of the year, a 70 point loss to Hawthorn and an 88 point loss to GWS, with the Tigers having kicked only eight goals across these two matches.
Collingwood are in a solid block of form, having won four of their last six, having lost only to Adelaide and North while still showing some pluck. The secured victories over top eight sides GWS and West Coast in that run.
Richmond has won two of the last three against Collingwood, but the Pies hold an 8-2 advantage over the last 10 meetings. Collingwood recorded a one point win when they met earlier this season.
Richmond have covered the line twice in 11 MCG matches this year, at -14% POT and 36% under the total match score. They have failed to cover the line in 21 of their last 27 matches.
Collingwood are +28% POT this year, ranked #1 in the league. They are +14% POT at the MCG this season, ranked second of the teams to have played three or more games there.
It’s hard to find a way for the Tigers to win this game, given the poor level of football they’ve played in the last two weeks, and how spiritless they were against the Giants last week.
Collingwood are getting an even contribution across their 22 in recent weeks, while Richmond are getting anything but. Richmond’s ponderously slow ball movement will play into the hands of the Pies pressure game, who will generate scoring opportunities by forcing turnovers in their forward half.
With the Tigers also struggling to score, the Pies should be able to cover the line with some ease, as most teams have done against Richmond this year.
B: D.Astbury, A.Rance, D.Grimes
HB: J.Short, T.Hunt, B.Ellis
C: D.Rioli, T.Cotchin, S.Grigg
HF: D.Martin, S.Lloyd, T.Vickery
F: B.Houli, J.Riewoldt, A.Marcon
R: S.Hampson, N.Vlastuin, N.Drummond
I/C: A.Miles, O.Markov, B.Griffiths, A.Moore
EMG: J.Townsend, K.Lambert, C.Menadue
IN: B.Griffiths, A.Moore
OUT: K.Lambert, R.Conca
B: J.Marsh, N.Brown, J.Howe
HB: J.Smith, B.Reid, B.Maynard
C: S.Sidebottom, A.Treloar, J.Aish
HF: R.Wills, T.Cloke, T.Varcoe
F: M.Cox, J.White, B.Crocker
R: B.Grundy, S.Pendlebury, T.Adams
I/C: J.Blair, L.Greenwood, J.Crisp, M.Williams
EMG: J.De Goey, T.Goldsack, A.Oxley
IN: J.Blair, M.Cox
OUT: D.Moore, J.De Goey