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Adelaide Crows vs Richmond Tigers
When: September 30, 2017
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Odds: Crows $1.75, Tigers $2.25
The Crows host the Tigers on Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. We’ll provide an overview of the clash below.
Adelaide will start as favourite in the betting markets at Ladbrokes. They head into the AFL Grand Final with impressive finals form. They thrashed the Cats at home in the Preliminary Final and comfortably beat the Giants at home in Week 1. They have a great record in Grand Finals (2-0) and they have been the best team all year.
The Tigers are into the Grand Final and they’ll enjoy playing at the MCG once again. They put away the Giants by 6 goals in their last match and beat the Cats by 51 points in Week 1. They have the best player in the league at the moment in Dustin Martin and he’ll be keen to end the Tiger’s Grand Final drought.
The Tigers have been great at the MCG this season as they’ve won 10 of 12 matches. They’ve also won the last two against the Crows at the venue. While for the Crows, they’re 2-0-1 at the MCG this season and secured a stunning draw in their last match here.
Mitch McGovern was again ruled out for the Crows with a hamstring. So the Crows will go in unchanged. The Tigers are also unchanged as they have the best injury list in the AFL.
The Crows have owned the Tigers in the last 3 meetings have won them all by 36 or more points. In Round 6 this season, the two sides met in Adelaide and they were both undefeated (5-0). However, the Crows dismantled them at the Adelaide Oval, winning by 76 points. Overall since 2010, the Crows are 5-4 against them. The Tigers last beat them in Round 21, 2014 at the Adelaide Oval. They also won the last clash at the MCG. It was back in 2013 and the Tigers kicked 16 goals to 10 (110-72). So there is hope for a Tigers upset!
Crows WIN ($1.75)
Looking at the stats, they say the Crows will win this by 2-3 goals. They were easily the best attacking side in the AFL this season and the Tigers haven’t got close to them in the last 3 clashes. But the Tiger fans will be roaring on Saturday, which will basically be a home game for them.
In the end, the Crows forward line will be the key in this match. If the likes of Betts/Walker/Jenkins kick goals early, this could be a blowout. The Tigers did struggle against the Giants last week and the Crows will be a tougher challenge. The Crows also have the edge in the midfield with the likes of the Crouch brothers in super form. Cotchin and Martin are the key for the Tigers, but we think the Crows can beat them in the clearances. So we’re backing the Crows to get the job done.
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