Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sydney Swans vs. Richmond Tigers
We started the round with a great match-up and should finish on a similar note with Richmond making the journey to the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Fourth placed Sydney dominates the betting despite being only one win in front of Richmond on the table who sit in sixth spot.
Sydney have easily accounted for struggling Melbourne, GWS and West Coast in the past three weeks however, the last team they met a side who were inside the eight – Port Adelaide, it was resulted in a loss to the Swans (72 – 54).
They’ll need to be at their best to counter an in-form Tigers side who have won six of their last seven.
Richmond holds a winning 3 – 2 record over Sydney since 2010 but do find it hard to win at the SCG, not having done so in the past six attempts.
Both sides have been strong defensively this year so we can expect another relatively low total point score. In fact the last three games have produced a total of 153, 155 and 140 points.
Sydney hold a distinct advantage over Richmond in Contested Possessions and Tackles, proving that if Richmond are going to be able to break their SCG hoodoo, they’ll need to be hard at the ball and take Sydney on at their own game.