Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 09. GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers match will be kickoff at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 20 May 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
After dropping their Round 8 encounter to Fremantle in heartbreaking circumstances, the equation does not get any easier for the Richmond Tigers, who journey to Sydney to take on 2nd placed GWS in AFL action this weekend.
The Round 9 encounter gets underway at 4.35PM and it is the Giants that head in as strong favourites in the head to head betting.
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GWS are currently in 2nd spot on the AFL ladder, just behind the ladder leaders, Adelaide, on percentage and have won six of their eight games.
Richmond sit in 7th position with five wins but could easily be in top spot after losing their past two games by less than a goal.
A fortnight ago it was a five-point loss at the hands of the Western Bulldogs, while last week, Fremantle stole victory with a kick after the siren, consigning the Tigers to a two-point loss.
At GWS, the footy gods were on their side as Steven Johnson kicked a goal at the death to win the game against Collingwood by two points.
The expansion club head into this as $1.22 favourites in the head to head betting. However, they have a stack of injuries and may be a little short at that quote.
The battle in the middle of the ground should be full of intrigue. Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin continue to have excellent years for the Tigers but the Giants have a stack of depth, with high class running players that can break the game open.
Josh Kelly has been in scintillating form, while Tom Scully and Dylan Shiel continue to rack up big numbers. The Tigers will need to negate the influence of this trio of players and their coach, Damien Hardwick, will be imploring his troops to apply a stack of pressure throughout the four quarters.
Other key battles loom in the ruck, where Shane Mumford takes on Toby Nankervis. The Giants are ranked 2nd in the competition for hitouts, while the Tigers are 16th. Nankervis will have his work cut out.
Richmond’s Alex Rance should be able to quell one of the Giants big forwards but will need his teammates to limit the supply further up the ground. The competition’s best defender is likely to match up on Jeremy Cameron, who is currently the competition’s leading goalkicker.
There is plenty at stake here as the winner is likely to be cemented in the top four at the end of the weekend, while the loser will be back amongst the chasing pack in the lower reaches of the eight.
B: N.Wilson, A.Tomlinson, A.Corr
HB: H.Shaw, P.Davis, Z.Williams
C: D.Smith, D.Shiel, T.Scully
HF: R.Lobb, J.Patton, T.Greene
F: S.Johnson, J.Cameron, S.Reid
FOL: S.Mumford, J.Kelly, C.Ward
I/C: D.Lloyd, H.Perryman, L.Whitfield, T.Taranto
EMG: M.Kennedy, M.de Boer, H.Himmelberg
IN: T.Greene, H.Perryman
OUT: S.Coniglio, H.Himmelberg
B: A.Rance, D.Astbury, D.Grimes
HB: J.Short, B.Houli, B.Ellis
C: J.Castagna, J.Caddy, S.Grigg
HF: D.Rioli, S.Lloyd, S.Edwards
F: D.Martin, J.Riewoldt, K.McIntosh
FOL: T.Nankervis, T.Cotchin, K.Lambert
I/C: I.Soldo, D.Prestia, C.Menadue, S.Bolton
EMG: J.Townsend, A.Miles, C.Ellis
IN: S.Lloyd, D.Prestia, C.Menadue, S.Bolton, I.Soldo
OUT: J.Batchelor, T.Elton, O.Markov, C.Ellis, D.Butler