AFL Live Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 09 Match will be kick off at Subiaco Oval Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 21 May 2016 online, 19.40 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Fremantle are still looking, albeit not that hard, for their first win, while Richmond are looking to harness newfound momentum.
Fremantle continues to be winless, with question marks growing about how much priority is actually being put on gaining the four points. Recent weeks have seen respectable losses to probably finalists Adelaide, GWS and Hawthorn.
Richmond is coming off what will surely be the win of the season, thanks to a Sam Lloyd goal from 50m out after the siren to sink the Swans. The Tigers had shown signs against Hawthorn the week before, and may have turned the corner after a slow start to the year.
At $7, I don’t mind the look of Dusty Martin to lead possessions here. Neale ($2) has been dominating but is a little short in my ‘expert’ opinion and Dusty has racked up 28, 28 and 31 in the three weeks and even found the ball 34 times against the Dockers in round nine last year. Although he’s not paying much, Handball happy Neale ($1.70) is good value as he’ll win this category with his eyes closed.
Fremantle leads Richmond 6-4 in their last 10 clashes. The last three matches between the sides, including two last year, have gone the way of the visitor, the Dockers winning twice at the MCG and the Tigers winning once at Domain.
From 2013 on, Richmond has clearly the best record of any travelling team at Domain Stadium, winning three games from five attempts, covering the spread in four of them, and with a POT of +107%.
The Dockers have now lost five in a row in Perth, and six of their last seven games there have gone under the total match points.
The two most underwhelming teams of 2016 meet, and if you line them up through other sides they’ve both met (Carlton, Adelaide, Hawthorn), there really doesn’t appear to be much between them.
While playing in Perth would usually be to Fremantle’s advantage, the Tigers play there as well as any side that has to get on a plane. And Richmond has shown in previous seasons that when they do strike form, they hold it.
Trent Cotchin back for the Tigers can only help them, and they appear particularly well primed to take advantage of the lack of Sandilands, Fyfe and Johnson for Fremantle. A fast start will be on their mind, to continue on the momentum of last week.
B: E.Hughes, A.Pearce, Z.Dawson
HB: D.Pearce, G.Ibbotson, L.Spurr
C: N.Suban, C.Pearce, E.Langdon
HF: H.Crozier, M.Pavlich, M.Walters
F: Z.Clarke, M.Taberner, H.Ballantyne
Foll: J.Griffin, D.Mundy, L.Neale
I/C: L.Weller, C.Blakely, T.Sheridan, C.Mayne
Emer: M.deBoer, B.Grey, M.Barlow
In: M.Pavlich, T.Sheridan, Z.Dawson
Out: S.Hill (adductor), C.Sutcliffe, T.Mzungu
B: D.Grimes, T.Chaplin, A.Rance
HB: J.Batchelor, T.Hunt, B.Deledio
C: S.Morris, S.Grigg, N.Vlastuin
HF: T.Cotchin, D.Martin, J.Short
F: J.Riewoldt, T.Vickery, S.Edwards
Foll: S.Hampson, B.Ellis, B.Griffiths
I/C: A.Miles, S.Lloyd, C.Menadue, K.Lambert
Emer: J.Townsend, O.Markov, N.Broad
In: T.Cotchin, K.Lambert
Out: C.Ellis (soreness), D.Rioli (family illness)