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Richmond vs Collingwood Tips
- Round 17 fixture to take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Both sides are eager to get end their losing streaks
- Richmond have lost three in a row
- Collingwood are coming off back-to-back losses
- Richmond win and under total points expected at MCG
The Tigers are out to get back on track. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Richmond’s chances at a three-peat took a direct hit last week with a stunning loss to the Suns, but there’s still plenty of time for the Tigers to right their wrongs and salvage something from the season.
A win over Collingwood would go a long way to ensuring a fifth consecutive finals appearance, but after another game full of skill errors, inaccuracy, and a basic lack of effort, it’s hard to feel overly confident in Richmond right now.
The Pies are yet to earn their first win under interim head coach Robert Harvey, but there was a lot to like about their effort in a nine-point loss to St Kilda last week.
Collingwood trailed by a big margin at three-quarter time, only to come roaring home with a five-goal final term to keep the scoreboard respectable.
This year’s Tigers are a far cry from the team most have grown to fear, but a slow start like that from Collingwood would likely prove costly if Richmond can rediscover some of their killer instinct.
Similar to the Pies, Richmond came from behind to play a much tidier second half last week against the Suns, so you could argue this game will be won and lost in the final term.