Richmond Tigers v Brisbane Lions Qualifying Final Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Lions value to down Tigers

Adam Cusworth 30 Aug 2019
  • The Lions and the Tigers feature in the second of the AFL Qualifying Finals. 
  • Here is our preview of the Saturday night GABBA clash. 

The second of the AFL Qualifying Finals sees the Brisbane Lions host the Richmond Tigers at the GABBA on Saturday September 7. 

First bounce is at 7.25pm AEST and all the action can be seen on Channel 7 and Foxtel. 

Match Preview


This shapes as a beauty. Brisbane are the new kids on the block and line up in the first finals series since 2009. The Lions have ridden a wave of new found confidence to produce 16 wins this season, 11 more than their 2018 total of five victories. 

They come up against the seasoned Richmond outfit that won the 2017 Grand Final before being unable to reproduce that effort in 2018, missing out in the Preliminary Final last year. The Tigers have recovered from some early season form and fitness issues to also chalk up 16 victories this year. 

Interestingly, the two sides faced each other in their last match of the home and away season with Richmond claiming that by 27 points at the MCG. That was the ninth win in succession for the yellow and black. Brisbane won their nine games prior to that loss. 

The Lions can take some lessons out of the recent encounter. After a nervous start they were good after quarter time. Lachie Neale registered a staggering 51 possessions but the home side will need more from their forwards in Charlie Cameron and Eric Hipwood, who combined for just three goals. 

Key players for Richmond include Bachar Houli off halfback, as well as Dustin Martin and Dion Prestia in the middle. Jack Riewoldt will be out to match his Round 23 total of four goals. 

The winner of this game will advance to the Preliminary Final, while the loser will face a sudden death clash against either the GWS Giants or the Western Bulldogs in week two. 

Selection News


Brisbane have just two players on their injury list. One of those is Allen Christensen and the former Cat is expected to be available. 

Richmond also have healthy list at the moment. Toby Nankervis is some chance of returning. 

Match Odds


Brisbane Lions $2.20
Richmond $1.65

* correct odds at time of writing


Richmond have dominated Brisbane in recent years, winning the past 13 games between the two sides, a sequence that stretches back to 2009. In the Round 23 game recently it was the Tigers that set up their 27 point win with six goals to two in the first quarter. 

A positive for Brisbane is their form at the GABBA in 2019. They have won 10 of 11 at the venue this season. They are unbeaten in 12 finals matches that have been played at the venue. Richmond have won their past eight at the ground. The Tigers are three from five in interstate games this season. 

Prediction and Tips


This could go either way but the recent clash against Richmond should hold the Lions in good stead, while their record at home this year is hard to ignore. 


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