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Match Preview: Round 17 v Richmond

Last Time We Met: Round 3, 2019 The GIANTS recorded a resounding win over Richmond at GIANTS Stadium in round three.

Where and when: MCG, Sunday July 14, 1.10pm AEST 

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What it means for Richmond: A vital top-six scalp. The Tigers are yet to beat a team that currently sits above them, and with the GIANTS' patchy form both at the 'G and overall, the time is ripe.

What it means for the GIANTS: Arresting an alarming form slump. The GIANTS have had a poor two weeks, losing to Essendon and Brisbane, and a rare win at the MCG will set them up well.

The stat: Richmond may have lost its past two games to the GIANTS, but it holds the edge at the MCG. The Tigers have beaten the GIANTS on all four occasions the sides have met in Melbourne, the last match coming in the 2017 preliminary final.

The match-up: Jeremy Cameron v David Astbury

Cameron had a day out and a half against an inexperienced Ryan Garthwaite last time these sides met, but Astbury will be tougher. The GIANT is his club's number one forward in the AFL Player Ratings (No.113 overall), with Astbury the Tigers' third key back (No.314).

It’s a big week for: Dustin Martin

Martin was poor against the GIANTS last time the two sides met, succumbing to the tagging pressure of Matt De Boer and getting suspended for striking. With De Boer injured on the sidelines, Martin will be relishing the opportunity to rebound and put in a dominant performance.

Big call: Trent Cotchin will be determined not to lose to the GIANTS again and will dominate the clearances, recording 10 by himself.