WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Saturday, August 25, 2.10pm AEST
It’s confirmed – the Tigers are minor premiers after their eight-point win over Essendon on Friday night. It was their 17th victory for the season, which moved them two games clear of the second-placed West Coast. With a host of key players, including captain Trent Cotchin, to return to the side after missing the Bombers’ game with minor soreness, the Tigers will look to field as strong a line-up as possible against the Dogs as a dress rehearsal for the weeks to come. Standing in their way of maintaining winning momentum going into the finals are the in-form Bulldogs, who have won their past three games. The late-season purple patch isn’t enough for the Dogs to make a last-minute bid for a finals berth but it has seen them knock off St Kilda, North Melbourne and Carlton in consecutive weeks to give them some positive vibes to end their season on.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R7, 2017, Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) d Richmond 11.9 (75) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2016, Western Bulldogs 12.13 (85) d Richmond 11.9 (75) at Etihad Stadium
R2, 2015, Western Bulldogs 12.13 (85) d Richmond 9.12 (66) at the MCG
R3, 2014, Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) d Richmond 15.8 (98) at Etihad Stadium
R13, 2013, Richmond 17.19 (121) d Western Bulldogs 8.13 (61) at Etihad Stadium
Thommo’s Tip: Richmond by 18 points.
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