Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

McDonalds Park will play host to Saturday's Round 9 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights. The game kicks off at 3:00 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. Newcastle Knights game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday May 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Where: McDonalds Park

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Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Odds

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The Raiders and the Knights are equally desperate for a win ahead of Saturday’s game in Wagga Wagga.

Canberra’s woes only got worse last week with a blowout 14-point loss to the Rabbitohs at home, while the Knights also disappointed their home fans with a 34-point defeat to the Roosters.

Injuries have played a large part in the demise of both teams recently, but there is some hope on the horizon.

Newcastle could potentially welcome back Edrick Lee and Hymel Hunt into the lineup this weekend, while the Raiders could see Josh Hodgson and George Williams return.

The Raiders have always been a strong bet to bounce back from a previous loss, but it’s hard to feel confident in Canberra right now when it comes to scoring.

Last week saw the Raiders fade after the opening 25 minutes of play as their troubles in the second half continued.

Considering the Knights have won two of their last three over the Raiders – which includes last year’s 34-18 win in Canberra – Newcastle looks a good bet to get back on track with a few of its stars returning.

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Canberra Raiders
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We're tipping Canberra Raiders to win at $1.50 odds.

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Jordan Rapana
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Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Teams

Raiders team: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Siliva Havili 15. Hudson Young 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Joseph Tapine 18. Sam Williams 19. Ryan James 20. Matthew Timoko 21. Dunamis Lui

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Brayden Musgrove 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Brodie Jones 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 19. Starford To’a 20. Josh King 21. Tex Hoy