Despite losing a qualifying final for the first time in four years last Friday night, Richmond has been heavily supported to atone from $1.40 to $1.28 at TAB to defeat St Kilda ($2.90 to $3.70) in their semi-final at Metricon Stadium tomorrow night.
The Tigers have received 92 percent of support from TAB customers to keep their back-to-back premiership hopes alive while the Saints have drifted as they deal with injuries and suspension following their three-point elimination final triumph over the Western Bulldogs.
Since the pre-finals bye was introduced in 2016, three of the eight qualifying final losers have fallen in the semi-finals and Geelong will be desperate to avoid that fate against Collingwood at the Gabba on Saturday night.
Early money was for the Magpies after their dramatic one-point elimination final victory over West Coast, but the Cats have garnered 66 percent of interest from TAB punters.
Geelong – who rebounded from qualifying final defeats in 2017 and 2019 – were as much as $1.77 and are currently $1.67 favourites at TAB with Collingwood easing to $2.20.
2020 AFL Semi-Finals
$1.28 Richmond $1.40 Saturday 7:20pm
$3.70 St Kilda $2.90 Saturday 7:20pm
Tomorrow 7:50pm AEDT at Metricon Stadium
$1.67 Geelong $1.72 Saturday 10:50pm; as much as $1.77 since
$2.20 Collingwood $2.10 Saturday 10:50pm; as short as $2.05 since
Saturday 7:40pm AEDT at the Gabba
2020 AFL Premiership
$3.25 Brisbane Lions $5 before Week 1 of finals
$3.75 Port Adelaide $6 before Week 1 of finals
$4 Richmond $3.20 before Week 1 of finals
$8 Geelong $5.50 before Week 1 of finals
$11 Collingwood $26 before Week 1 of finals
$26 St Kilda $34 before Week 1 of finals
2020 Norm Smith Medal
$9 Lachie Neale
$11 Dustin Martin
$13 Travis Boak
$15 Charlie Cameron
$17 Tom Lynch
$19 Patrick Dangerfield
$21 Hugh McCluggage
$26 Zak Butters
Jordan De Goey
$29 Bachar Houli
$34+ Others Quoted