AFL Tips – West Coast v Richmond – Round 7 2022

Expect a high scoring match.

Best Bet

Over 162.5 ($1.90)

This has all the hallmarks of a low pressure, high scoring game. 

The Eagles have started the season in dismal form. But for freakish goalkicking accuracy against Collingwood they would be 0-6. This is not a new trend either. The team began to fall apart in the second half of last year and this season has only confirmed that they are in desperate need of new players and new ideas. 

It is difficult to trust Richmond. They were lucky to cover last week against a Melbourne side that kicked 9.22 for the game. But they are playing considerably better than the Eagles at the moment. 

Both teams are ranked in the bottom four for key differentials including inside 50s, clearances, and disposals. The problem for the Eagles is simply effort. If you are not winning the footy you should be ranking highly for tackles, but they are 17th in this area as well. 

The bet that really appeals is the over. The strength of both teams is their forward line and the total has gone over in seven of eight games at Perth Stadium when the Eagles have been outsiders. Richmond concede disposals at the highest rate in the league so West Coast should win plenty of footy, which has been their main issue so far this season.

Same Game Multi

Richmond H2H / Over 162.5 / J.Kennedy 2+ Goals / T.Lynch 2+ Goals ($5.00)

Richmond should be able to get over the Eagles in present form. A high scoring match should see the two in-form key forwards for each time hit the scoreboard.

Value Bet

Richmond 40+ ($5.00)

It is assumed that the Eagles will improve this week. But if they bring the same effort they did in the last two matches a big Tigers win is a distinct possibility. Worth a play at $5.00.

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