Australian Football League Western Bulldogs vs Richmond Tigers Live Stream Free, AFL 2019 Round 07 Live Stream. Western Bulldogs vs Richmond Tigers match will be kickoff at Marvel Stadium, Docklands, Australia, Saturday 04 May 2019 online, 7.25pm AEST and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Western Bulldogs will be out to snap a four game losing streak. After opening up the season with two wins, the Dogs have since gone down to Gold Coast, Collingwood, Carlton and Fremantle. Last week it was a 19 point loss to the Dockers in Perth.
Richmond are one of seven sides on the ladder with a win-loss record of 4-2. The 2017 premiers have done well in recent weeks as injuries have plagued the club. Jack Riewoldt went down with a knee injury again last weekend and will be on the sidelines for the next two months. That injury came in the Tigers 43 point win over Melbourne.
Look for the Western Bulldogs to find plenty of the football. They rank seventh in the competition for total disposals, while Richmond are just 16th. Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli and Lachie Hunter are among the main contributors for the Dogs.
However, Richmond are more efficient with their ball use and if they can cover Riewoldt’s absence up forward, they can kick a winning score. Tom Lynch and Josh Caddy will be the focal points up forward and it will be interesting to see if Sydney Stack can continue his fine form.
The result for the Tigers could see them end up anywhere from 2nd to 11th on the ladder, depending on other results. The Bulldogs will need a win to stay in touch.
The Western Bulldogs have no immediate injury concerns out of the Fremantle game. A couple of players have been quiet and may face the axe. Bailey Dale and Josh Schache are among those in the VFL at the moment.
Richmond lose Riewoldt to a knee injury, while David Astbury is in doubt with a foot injury. Shai Botlon is among those that could come in. Trent Cotchin is still another couple of weeks away with a hamstring issue.
The Western Bulldogs have an excellent record against Richmond, winning four of the past five games. The loss was the most recent clash between the two sides and that encounter was played in round 23 last season, going the way of the Tigers by just three points
Richmond were heavily favoured that day but just claimed the points after a late Bulldogs shot sailed wide. Dustin Martin was the Tigers best, while Jack Riewoldt booted five goals. Jackson Macrae accumulated 43 possessions for the Bulldogs.
The Western Bulldogs have won seven of the past eight games against Richmond at Marvel Stadium.
This could be a bit closer than what a lot of people think as the Dogs have a good record against Richmond.
B: Ed Richards, Jackson Trengove, Hayden Crozier
HB: Caleb Daniel, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
C: Lachie Hunter, Tom Liberatore, Jason Johannisen
HF: Billy Gowers, Marcus Bontempelli, Sam Lloyd
F: Toby McLean, Aaron Naughton, Tory Dickson
FOL: Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae
I/C: Mitch Wallis, Bailey Smith, Will Hayes, Lachie Young
EMG: Josh Schache, Fletcher Roberts, Patrick Lipinski, Roarke Smith
B: Nathan Broad, Nick Vlastuin, Dylan Grimes
HB: Sydney Stack, Shane Edwards, Bachar Houli
C: Brandon Ellis, Dion Prestia, Kamdyn McIntosh
HF: Daniel Rioli, Jack Ross, Jason Castagna
F: Shai Bolton, Tom J. Lynch, Dustin Martin
FOL: Toby Nankervis, Josh Caddy, Kane Lambert
I/C: Noah Balta, Liam Baker, Jack Higgins, Connor Menadue
EMG: Riley Collier-Dawkins, Ryan Garthwaite, Ivan Soldo, Dan Butler
IN: Shai Bolton, Connor Menadue
OUT: David Astbury (Injured), Jack Riewoldt (Injured)