|GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers AFL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|AFL betting odds||GWS $2.35 at BetOnline | Richmond $1.62 at Bet365|
|When||Friday, August 13 at 7:50pm AEST|
|Where||Marvel Stadium – Melbourne, Victoria|
|Last time they met||Richmond 13.9.87 – GWS Giants 12.11.83 (R9, 2021)|
|Watch live||Seven, Foxtel, Kayo|
The GWS Giants will kickstart round 22 of the 2021 AFL Premiership season this Friday night when they face the Richmond Tigers in a crunch clash at Marvel Stadium.
This match was originally scheduled for Giants Stadium, but Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 restrictions have forced GWS to remain in Victoria.
Damien Hardwick’s Tigers beat the Giants in a thrilling battle earlier this season at Marvel Stadium, where Dustin Martin was at his best with 28 disposals and four goals.
The Tigers got through their win over North Melbourne unscathed last weekend, which should see them bring an unchanged side into this Friday’s contest.
Leon Cameron and the Giants have a busy week ahead at the selection table, as Josh Kelly, Jesse Hogan, Jacob Hopper, Phil Davis, Shane Mumford, Adam Kennedy and Daniel Lloyd are all ready to return from the sidelines.
GWS Giants vs Richmond match preview
The GWS Giants challenged Toby Greene’s two-match suspension at the tribunal during the week, but they only managed to halve the penalty to one game. Greene carried the Giants to victory last week against the Cats with four goals, so GWS fans will be hoping a second appeal proves successful.
Both teams are stacked with talented midfielders, which has been a huge strength for them over the last few seasons. Tim Taranto has collected 30 or more disposals in each of his last four full-length matches against Richmond, while Dion Prestia has been excellent for the Tigers. Both Taranto ($2.50) and Prestia ($2.70) offer great value at Sportsbet to amass 30 or more disposals in this contest.
- Jake Stein
- Sam Taylor
- Isaac Cumming
- James Peatling
- Nick Haynes
- Lachie Whitfield
- Adam Kennedy
- Callan Ward
- Lachie Ash
- Daniel Lloyd
- Harry Himmelberg
- Matt de Boer
- Zach Sproule
- Jesse Hogan
- Tim Taranto
- Shane Mumford
- Jacob Hopper
- Josh Kelly
- Tanner Bruhn
- Harry Perryman
- Xavier O’Halloran
- Connor Idun
- Jake Riccardi (Emg)
- Connor Stone (Emg)
- Phil Davis (Emg)
- Kieran Briggs (Emg)
- Coach: Leon Cameron
- Jack Riewoldt
- Matthew Parker
- Tom Lynch
- Liam Baker
- Kane Lambert
- Shane Edwards
- Thomson Dow
- Trent Cotchin
- Shai Bolton
- Daniel Rioli
- Jayden Short
- Sydney Stack
- David Astbury
- Dylan Grimes
- Nick Vlastuin
- Toby Nankervis
- Dion Prestia
- Jack Graham
- Rhyan Mansell
- Callum Coleman-Jones
- Hugo Ralphsmith
- Maurice Rioli
- Ryan Garthwaite (Emg)
- Jake Aarts (Emg)
- Kamdyn McIntosh (Emg)
- Will Martyn (Emg)
- Coach: Damien Hardwick
Key matchup: Tom Lynch vs Sam Taylor
Tom Lynch played his worst game of the season in Richmond’s win over North Melbourne, collecting just six disposals and failing to hit the scoreboard. The key forward must respond this Friday if the Tigers want to keep their season alive, but it will be a tough task against the in-form Sam Taylor, who kept Tom Hawkins to just one goal last weekend while registering 21 disposals and 12 marks. Richmond’s forward structure functions well when Lynch is switched on, and we think the two-time premiership winner will be up to the challenge this Friday night.
GWS Giants vs Richmond betting tips
GWS Giants to win by 1-24 points
Beating Geelong at GMHBA Stadium is one of the toughest tasks in football, yet the Giants got the job done last week without several of their stars. Even if the Giants cannot overturn the Toby Greene suspension, their inclusions this week should be enough to knock off Richmond and retain their spot in the top eight.
GWS Giants by 1-24 points
Tim Taranto to get 30+ disposals
Not many players have performed consistency well against the Tigers in recent years, but Tim Taranto is an exception. The 2019 Kevin Sheedy Medallist racked up 32 touches against Richmond earlier this season, while he is coming off a 34-disposal effort against Geelong last week. Taranto is a sound option to once again register 30 or more disposals.
Tim Taranto 30+ disposals
Same game multi: 3 legs @ $15.75
The Giants were pipped in the last quarter by the Tigers back in round nine, but they should get the job done at Marvel Stadium this time around. Tim Taranto will showcase his elite ball-winning skills in the midfield, while Tom Lynch will silence his doubters with a couple of goals.
GWS 1-24 / Taranto 30+ disposals / Lynch 2+ goals
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