After 37 years of pain, frustration and humiliation, the Richmond Football Club won the 2017 AFL Grand Final in incredible fashion, climbing from 13th on the ladder in 2016 to blitz the competition and taste the ultimate success.
That made the Tigers the team to beat in 2018, and back-to-back flags looked all but inevitable until they were stunned by a rampaging Collingwood side in the preliminary finals. They made up for it a year later when they smashed the GWS Giants to make it two flags in three years.
Can Richmond back it up in 2020? Let’s take a look at their outright odds for the AFL season and find some value for punters.
About the Richmond Tigers
|Premierships:||12 – 1920-21, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973-74, 1980, 2017, 2019|
|2019 ladder finish:||3rd (premiers)|
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Updated Richmond futures betting
|2020 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Jan||$4||$1.14||$1.53||D Martin $7||J Ross $34||T Lynch $5|
|Feb||$4||$1.14||$1.53||D Martin $7||J Ross $34||T Lynch $5|
|Mar||$4||$1.14||$1.53||D Martin $7||J Ross $34||T Lynch $5|
|May||$5||$1.12||$1.57||D Martin $8||J Ross $34||T Lynch $4.50|
|Jun||$9||$1.33||$2.10||D Martin $13||J Ross $34||T Lynch $7|
|Jul||$10||$1.45||$3||D Martin $26||J Ross $26||T Lynch $13|
|Aug||$5.50||$1.07||$2||D Martin $15||J Ross $41||T Lynch $13|
Best Richmond bets for the 2020 AFL season
Where are the best Richmond bets in the AFL futures markets that matter?
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- With two flags and a preliminary final in the past three years, Richmond are the team to beat. They will start the season as outright premier favourites at all online bookmakers.
- After finishing third on the ladder last year, Richmond are now aiming at four consecutive top-four finishes. Their main rivals are West Coast and Collingwood, while the likes of the Brisbane Lions, GWS Giants and Geelong will also come into the equation. Whichever way you swing it, the Tigers look a good bet to finish near the top again.
- Dustin Martin is always a key figure in the Brownlow Medal betting markets. If the superstar midfielder plays anything like his best over 23 weeks, there are maybe only two players – Patrick Dangerfield and Nat Fyfe – who can match him.
- Not many teams have multiple contenders in the Coleman Medal betting, but Richmond boast two of the best key forwards in the game. Tom Lynch booted 63 goals in his maiden season at Tigerland, while Jack Riewoldt topped the league with 70 majors the year before. With Riewoldt taking on a more team-oriented role, Lynch is the man to back.
Richmond players to watch in 2020
Of all the stories that came out of Richmond’s 2019 premiership, the most romantic was Marlion Pickett’s stunning display on debut in the grand final. We cannot wait to see what the 28-year-old West Australian can do in 2020.
Pickett was the feel-good story of 2019, but Higgins will take that mantle this year. The plucky forward underwent emergency brain surgery last July and can expect a rapturous welcome when he returns to senior footy this season.
Has any player ever had to work so hard to win the respect of the footy public? Edwards has been instrumental in Richmond’s recent success and is now earning the plaudits he so richly deserves. He is a big-game performer and a genius in the wet.
Richmond Tigers records
Most matches: Kevin Bartlett – 403 (1965–1983)
Most goals kicked in one match: Doug Strang – 14 goals (R2, 1931)
Most Best & Fairest awards: Jack Dyer – 6 (1932, 1937-1940, 1946)
Most matches as coach: Tom Hafey – 248 (1966–1976)
Most goals in a season: Michael Roach – 112 (1980)
Most career goals: Jack Titus – 980 (1926–1943)