Adelaide vs Richmond Round 18 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Adelaide vs Richmond Tips

Adelaide will be looking to upset the Tigers who are preparing to defend their 2019 premiership.

Adelaide Crows vs Richmond Tigers free AFL tips, predictions and preview โ€“ The Crows have never finished in last place.

Adelaide vs Richmond Tips

Adelaide vs Richmond Match Details

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: AFL
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Saturday September 19
โฐ Time: 5:10pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Adelaide vs Richmond 2020 Form

Adelaide (LWWW)

  • R13: Adelaide 37-65 Geelong
  • R14: BYE
  • R15: Hawthorn 48-83 Adelaide
  • R16: Adelaide 59-47 GWS
  • R17: Carlton 56-72 Adelaide

Richmond (WWWW)

  • R13: Essendon 61-73 Richmond
  • R14: Richmond 88-61 West Coast
  • R15: Richmond 56-29 Fremantle
  • R16: BYE
  • R17: Geelong 31-57 Richmond

Adelaide vs Richmond Head to Head (last five matches)

Adelaide have won three of the last five matches against the Tigers.

  • R13 2019: Adelaide 101-68 Richmond
  • R16 2018: Richmond 103-56 Adelaide
  • R2 2018: Adelaide 118-82 Richmond
  • GF 2017: Adelaide 60-108 Richmond
  • R6 2017: Adelaide 140-64 Richmond

Adelaide vs Richmond Preview and Prediction

The Crows sunk Carltonโ€™s finals aspirations coming out 16-point victors. Whilst, Richmond continued their winning streak heading into finals football, downing premiership contenders Geelong.

Adelaide capitalised on their dominant start to the match against the Blues, leading at half time by 44-points. Their maturity, however, was a highlight in the last quarter when the Blues threatened to turn the tide.

Matthew Nicks wouldโ€™ve been worrying about his job security after starting the season 0-13, but a turnaround in the last month has seen his side go 3-0, leaving positive signs going into the 2021 season.

The Crows midfield will have to have their best day against the Tigers if they are to snatch a result against the reigning premiers. You can expect this match to be surprisingly highly competitive.

Lachlan Scholl impressed for the Crows against Carlton, finishing the match with 24 disposals, eight score involvements, three clearances and two goals.

Damien Hardwick will be relieved to see his side finish in a top-four spot with a win on Saturday, after their uncharacteristic shaky start to the season.

Richmond is an epitome of the big-game team, easily outclassing a Geelong side who have arguably been the best team of the competition this season.

Hardwick brilliantly mastered a plan against the soon to be Coleman medallist Tom Hawkins last time out, by slowing down the Cats ball movement restricting Hawkins to be isolated in one-on-one contests while blocking any leading lanes.

The Tigers will be licking their paws as they head into finals, being fairly confident they can go back-to-back, although injuries to Ivan Soldo and Tom Lynch will damage their forward half threat against the Crows.

Jack Riewoldt was back to his best, kicking four goals and taking two strong contested marks.

Itโ€™s Richmondโ€™s games to lose despite Adelaideโ€™s strong recent performances, and I believe theyโ€™ll get the four points.

Adelaide vs Richmond Team News

Adelaide will have Daniel Talia available for selection, however Taylor Walker is touch and go.

Richmond are set to be bolstered with Shane Edwards and David Astbury returning to the side to face the Crows.

The two sides last met last season which saw Adelaide defeat the Tigers by 33 points.

Crows vs Tigers Stats

  • The Crows have never finished in last place
  • Only once in the last 10 H2Hโ€™s has the margin been less than 15 points
  • Richmond guarantee top four with a win on Saturday
  • After starting the season 0-13, the Crows have won their last three matches
  • Richmond have won five matches in a row

Crows vs Tigers Best Bet