How to watch Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies AFL live and match preview
Collingwood have the chance to bring some joy to a wretched season by beating out-of-sorts rivals Richmond in round 17.
Richmond's premiership defence is on the brink of collapse after the Tigers' shock loss to Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium last round. The Tigers are banged up, out of confidence and out of the top 8. They have lots to fix if they are to salvage their campaign.
Their round 17 opponents, Collingwood, frustrated fans with another half-cooked effort in going down to St Kilda last round. Not for the first time this season, the Pies played their best football – free and fluid – when the game was lost.
When is Richmond vs Collingwood?
The opening bounce is at 4:10pm AEST at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday 11 July.
How to watch Tigers vs Pies
AFL matches in Australia are broadcast across Channel 7 and Foxtel and the games shown vary from state to state. As mentioned above Richmond vs Collingwood is not on free-to-air TV anywhere in Australia. If you want to watch these old rivals square off, you will need access to either Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
With its price structure, features and free trial length, Kayo Sports is our pick of the bunch. Kayo also allows you to get Fox Sports without committing to Foxtel. We have a full guide to watching the AFL season here.
Stream Richmond vs Collingwood on Kayo Sports
We think Kayo Sports is the way to go to watch Richmond vs Collingwood and a whole lot more live sport. If you are new to Kayo, it has a 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Kayo also has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen. Other features include Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
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Who will win Richmond vs Collingwood?
The Tigers enter this game in unfamiliar territory – outside the top 8 on the AFL ladder. Since the beginning of 2017, the Tigers have spent 89 of 103 rounds inside the 8, a massive 86% of the time.
Richmond face a tricky period if they want to get back in there, with games against Brisbane and Geelong to follow the Pies. That makes this week all the more important. Their run home is good with a host of winnable games but they'll want to win at least 1 of their next 3 matches to hold any hope of defending their premiership.
Collingwood will be hoping to put a dent in Richmond's aspirations, as well as grab win number 1 for interim coach Robert Harvey. But their form just doesn't suggest that's likely, even considering Richmond's woes. What better way to kick off a Richmond revival than a feast of Magpies at the MCG, hey? Tigers by 11.
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