Collingwood v Richmond tips, prediction and odds; AFL rd 2 betting 2020
Welcome to our Collingwood v Richmond betting tips for Thursday night’s crowd-less blockbuster at the MCG. We will preview the first AFL game back from the COVID-19-enforced layoff.
The AFL season has been at a standstill since March 22 with both of these teams having won the one game they played, before the shutdown.
Richmond defeated Carlton 105-81 to show they will again be a force in 2020, with Dion Prestia and Dustin Martin dominating the midfield, while Jack Riewoldt was the pick of the forwards with three majors.
Collingwood thrashed pre-season hype team the Western Bulldogs 86-34 on the back of dominant ruckman Brodie Grundy, who will be keen to atone for his nine-possession performance in his last game against Richmond.
The Tigers have been installed a $1.60 favourite to defeat the Magpies ($2.34) with leading AFL bookmaker Unibet, which seems about right given the underdogs will be missing arguably their best midfielder Adam Treloar and possibly giant forward Mason Cox.
The Tigers will go into the clash with a clean bill of health with the 2017 and 2019 premiers enjoying a blessed run with injury in recent times.
Below we have highlighted our Collingwood vs Richmond tips and match betting prediction for the June 11 AFL clash being played at the MCG.
Collingwood v Richmond odds
Start: 7:50PM, Thursday, June 11 – Local Time Venue: MCG, Melbourne Head-to-head odds: Richmond $1.60, Collingwood $2.34 Line Betting: Richmond (-7 points) $1.90, Collingwood (+7 points) $1.90 Premiership Odds: Richmond $4.50, Collingwood $6.50
Magpies v Tigers tips
As always our AFL betting experts have cast their eye over the betting markets and given a few selections we believe provide an advantage to the bettor. Our best Magpies v Tigers tips are:
Taylor Adams to get 25 or more touches at $2.30
In a lot of ways Taylor Adams is the Pies’ barometer with the hard-as-nails midfielder missing his team’s last game against Richmond, which they lost. When the Pies whipped Richmond in the 2018 preliminary final, Adams was one of the stars with 36 possessions. Even with the shortened quarters in effect we think the $2.30 on offer at Unibet for Adams to reach 25 touches is a solid bet, especially with fellow inside midfielder Adam Treloar set to miss the match through injury.
Dustin Martin to score two or more goals at $2.25
The Richmond superstar put the Magpies to the sword in round 19 last year with 36 touches and two goals as he cashed in on the long-term injury to tagger Levi Greenwood. We can see Martin spending plenty of time forward with no injuries to the Tigers’ midfield in this one and the $2.25 on offer for him to score two or more goals is too juicy for us.
Collingwood v Richmond prediction
There are more variables to consider than in a usual game of AFL football, with it unclear to the football world how the teams will return after being forced to socially isolate and then return off a limited mini-preseason. The Tigers’ much vaunted professionalism will be put to the test against the Pies, who were super-impressive in their season opener against the Western Bulldogs. While our official Collingwood v Richmond betting prediction is the Tigers by 22, we think there are better markets with more certainty around them than head-to-head betting in this one, keeping in mind Collingwood are one of only three teams to beat Richmond twice since 2018.
Magpies v Tigers lowdown
Free to air TV: Seven Mate; subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; mobile: AFL Live Pass.
The game starts at 7.50pm local time.
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