We take a look at Sunday afternoons (11/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 21 match is between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters. The Raiders and Roosters will clash this weekend in what bookies think will be a tight game but the Roosters hold the edge in the odds.
When: Sunday August 11, 2:00pm
Where: GIO Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Huge match on Sunday as the Raiders and Roosters do battle in the nation’s capital. Both teams are in ripping form ahead of this game and the market is struggling to split the two premiership contenders, with the Roosters slight favourites.
Nick Cotric is back from suspension for the Raiders, while Joey Leilua is named in the reserves. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns from suspension in the only change for the Tricolours, dropping Lindsay Collins to the reserves.
The Raiders and Roosters both dazzled last round, producing thumping wins against the Warriors and Titans respectively.
They last met in Magic Round where the Roosters won 30-24, but they did lead 30-6 midway through the second half.
In 20 visits to GIO Stadium, the Roosters have won just six times. Last season, the Raiders snuck home 14-12, with Canberra winning their past five against the Chooks in the nation’s capital. This is a big test for Canberra and The Wolf thinks they might just get up against the Chooks in front of a packed GIO Stadium.
Tip: Sydney Roosters at $1.85
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Brett Morris at $9.00
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine. Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan Sutton. Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Joseph Leilua 20. Emre Guler 21. Michael Oldfield
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Poasa Faamausili 17. Sitili Tupouniua. Reserves: 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Matt Ikuvalu 21. Lachlan Lam
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change