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Match Preview: Brisbane v Richmond

Where and when: MCG, Sunday August 25, 3.20pm AEST

What it means for Brisbane: Incredibly, the Lions are one game clear in first, with the minor premiership on the line. A disaster loss and other results could see Brisbane slide to fourth.  

What it means for Richmond: It's now or never for the Tigers in their quest for a top-four spot. Win and they get the second chance, lose and they'll be hoping for Essendon to overcome Collingwood to ensure Richmond's double chance.

The stat: Richmond has won 12 games straight against Brisbane, dating back to round 13, 2010.

The last time these two sides met, the Lions didn't kick a goal until late in the third quarter.

The match-up: Harris Andrews vs Tom Lynch

Andrews (33rd in the AFL Player Ratings) traditionally took Lynch (272nd) when the pair met in QClashes, and looks set to meet the Tiger forward – who's third in the Coleman Medal race – once again. 

It's a big week for: Dustin Martin

The Brownlow Medal-winning Dusty of 2017 is back at his scintillating best, coming off a 35-disposal game where his influence was obvious. With the Tigers pushing for a top-four spot, they'll need Martin to back up again. 

Big call: Jack Riewoldt will be the key for the Tigers once again, kicking the winning goal for the second week running. 

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs