AFL Live Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants Streaming Free 2017 Regular Seasons Final week 03 match will be kick off at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Saturday 23 September 2017 online, 19:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Richmond are fifth on the ladder with a 10-6 record following their win over the Brisbane Lions. The Tigers have now won five of their last seven clashes and have conceded more than 81 just twice since Round 1 but on both occasions, they have been blowouts of 140 and 138 points. Richmond have the fourth best defence but rank 13th in scoring.
Greater Western Sydney are third on the ladder with a 10-4-2 record. The Giants have won just one of their last five games – a 60-point win over last-placed Brisbane. GWS have played in seven games decided by eight points or fewer this year and have lost only one. The Giants rank fourth in scoring and seventh in defence.
Another under game seems to be on the cards here. Richmond are the preeminent under team in the AFL with 12 under games from 16 matches. They are a huge under team in day games at the MCG and at the MCG overall. GWS go under when they play at the MCG and have been a strong defensive unit this year.
Richmond are currently at the odds of $1.58 in the head to head betting and enjoy favouritism courtesy of the home ground advantage as well a sizzling display in the first week of the finals series when they defeated Geelong by 51 points.
The Tigers had the week off following their Qualifying Final triumph and watched on as GWS comfortably defeated West Coast by 67 points in one of last weekend’s Semi Finals. The Giants faced a sudden death clash against the Eagles after dropping their opening finals encounter to Adelaide by 36 points.
The expansion club venture down from NSW to play in their first ever final at the MCG but should head in with plenty of confidence after finding what may be the right formula to challenge Richmond.
After being criticised for being a tad too top heavy after their loss to Adelaide, the Giants fleet of runners ran amok against the Eagles. Stephen Coniglio, Lachie Whitfield, Callan Ward and Josh Kelly were among their best players, while Stevie Johnson booted six goals in his return to the side.
The Giants midfielders will look to use the wide expanses of the MCG and across the course of the year they have found more of the football than their Tigers counterparts.
B: B.Ellis, A.Rance, D.Grimes
HB: B.Houli, D.Astbury, N.Vlastuin
C: K.McIntosh, T.Cotchin, J.Townsend
HF: K.Lambert, D.Martin, J.Caddy
F: D.Butler, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, S.Grigg
I/C: S.Edward, J.Graham, N.Broad, J.Castagna
EMG: S.Hampson, S.Bolton, C.Ellis
B: Z.Williams, P.Davis, H.Shaw
HB: N.Haynes, A.Tomlinson, N.Wilson
C: D.Shiel, S.Coniglio, T.Taranto
HF: M.de Boer, H.Himmelberg, T.Scully
F: S.Johnson, J.Patton, B.Deledio
FOLL: R.Lobb, J.Hopper, J.Kelly
I/C: A.Corr, L.Whitfield, T.Greene, C.Ward
EMG: D.Smith, H.Perryman, S.Reid