AFL Live Gold Coast Suns vs Richmond Tigers Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Round 19 match will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, Saturday 29 July 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Gold Coast are headed for another inglorious finishing position and have won just six of their 17 games in 2017. They currently sit in 15th spot on the ladder and are unlikely to challenge their best ever result since joining the comp in 2011 (12th in 2014).
Things are much rosier at Punt Road, where the Tigers are firming for a top four position and the coveted double chance. Damien Hardwick’s side have won four of their past five games and head into this as $1.38 favourites in the head to head betting with CrownBet.
Hardwick’s side are thriving on the back of some outstanding seasons from a host of their star players, including Dustin Martin, Alex Rance and Trent Cotchin. Martin looks set for another big game and is a $2.10 chance for the Brownlow Medal at this stage, while Rance looks to be the perfect foil for Gold Coast’s Tom Lynch.
The struggling Suns will need some big games from a host of players but after plummeting to another loss last weekend (a 54-point blowout to the Western Bulldogs) their chances look unlikely.
Gary Ablett remains in some doubt, while other key players are on the sidelines, meaning that the expansion club’s poor depth will once again be tested.
A number of statistical measures point to Richmond. They rank 3rd in the competition for fewest points conceded, while the Suns are 16th. The Tigers are great at keeping the ball inside their forward 50 and are 2nd for marks in this area.
While the Tigers have been known to lose when unexpected in recent seasons, it is unlikely that they will let this one slip. A win will hold a number of other contenders at bay, including Port Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, who are all breathing down the necks of the yellow and black on the ladder.
The two sides have met on six occasions and the ledger is split at three wins apiece. Gold Coast were a bit of a bogey side for Richmond early on – who can forget Karmichael Hunt’s post siren winner in 2012?
The most recent encounter was in Round 12 last season and on that occasion it was Richmond by 17 points. Dustin Martin played a blinder that day and was the difference.
B: J. Harbrow, S. May, P. Hanley
HB: A. Sexton, J. Joyce, A. Saad
C: M. Rischitelli, G. Ablett, M. Rosa
HF: B. Fiorini, T. Lynch, C. Ah Chee
F: B. Ainsworth, P. Wright, J. Martin
FOL: J. Witts, T. Miller, D. Swallow
I/C: S. Lemmens, A. Hall, D. Macpherson, J. Scrimshaw
EMG: J. Lonergan, J. Schoenfeld, M. Spencer
IN: G. Ablett, S. May, J. Joyce
OUT: T. McKenzie, J. Lonergan, J. Bowes
B: B. Houli, A. Rance, D. Grimes
HB: B. Ellis, D. Astbury, N. Vlastuin
C: J. Caddy, T. Cotchin, S. Grigg
HF: K. Lambert, T. Nankervis, J. Castagna
F: K. McIntosh, D. Rioli, D. Butler
FOL: I. Soldo, D. Martin, A. Miles
I/C: S. Edwards, N. Broad, C. Ellis, S. Bolton
EMG: S. Lloyd, J. Batchelor, T. Elton
IN: B. Houli, A. Miles, S. Bolton
OUT: J. Riewoldt, D. Prestia, J. Short