AFL Live Western Bulldogs vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 07 match will be kick off at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Saturday 06 May 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
One of the big games of AFL Round 7 will be when the Western Bulldogs take on the Richmond Tigers at Etihad Stadium.
Both sides feature in the upper echelons of the ladder, but it is last year’s premiers, the Bulldogs, that head in as favourites in the head to head betting.
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The Western Bulldogs sit in 6th position on the AFL ladder with a win-loss record of 4-2, while Richmond are 4th and 5-1.
The Bulldogs have had the harder draw of the two sides thus far and come off a two point loss to GWS in Round 6, a game they arguably should have won, while on the same weekend, Richmond were exposed by rampant Adelaide, going down to the Crows by 76 points.
The Doggies head into this as firm favourites at the $1.35 quote in the head to head betting with CrownBet and have had an extra two days break in between games.
Look for Luke Beveridge’s side to take control of the game with quick ball movement from halfback and through the corridor, while they should also get on top at the disposal count. They rank 6th in the competition for total disposals while Richmond are 18th.
The Dogs have seven players ranked in the top 100 of the competition for disposals, while Richmond have just the three, Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin and Shaun Grigg. One of the Dogs chief playmakers, Marcus Bontempelli, looms as a key contributor and was in sparkling form in the narrow loss to the Giants.
One aspect of the Dogs game that they will need to turn around is their kicking for goal. They booted 9.19 in the loss to the Giants and had 28 scoring shots to 20. This proved to be costly in the end.
The Tigers, who won their first five games before their spectacular crash against the Crows, will need to quickly rediscover their intensity.
Their coach, Damien Hardwick, suggested there were too many passengers in the loss to the Crows and will need improvements from their recruits, Dion Prestia and Josh Caddy, who were quiet in the loss to Adelaide.
B: M.Boyd, F.Roberts, J.Johannisen
HB: E.Wood, M.Adams, R.Murphy
C: L.Hunter, L.Dahlhaus, J.Macrae
HF: C.Daniel, J.Stringer, C.Smith
F: L.Jong, Z.Cordy, L.Picken
FOL: T.Boyd, M.Bontempelli, T.Liberatore
I/C: M.Suckling, T.McLean, J.Dunkley, B.Williams
EMG: T.Campbell, L.Webb, B.Dale
B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes
HB: J.Short, B.Houli, B.Ellis
C: J.Castagna, J.Caddy, S.Grigg
HF: D.Rioli, N.Vlastuin, D.Butler
F: D.Martin, J.Riewoldt, K.McIntosh
FOL: T.Elton, T.Cotchin, A.Miles
I/C: K.Lambert, O.Markov, I.Soldo, C.Ellis
EMG: S.Lloyd, T.Hunt, S.Morris
IN: A.Miles, T.Elton, C.Ellis, I.Soldo
OUT: S.Morris, D.Prestia, R.Conca, T.Nankervis