We take a look at Friday evenings (16/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 22 match is between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels. The Titans host the Eels this weekend but the away team will go into the match as favourites in the market.
When: Friday August 16, 6:00pm
Where: CBus Super Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Titans found plenty of points in their game against the Dragons in round 21, but their defence was once again lacking. The 40-28 loss was their 16th of the season, leaving them firmly at the foot of the table. Parra accounted for Newcastle by six points in a close match, entrenching themselves in the top eight and just a game behind the fourth placed Souths.
Veteran fullback Michael Gordon is back for the Titans, who have no omissions from the 21-man squad this week. The Eels welcome back Kane Evans, while Tepai Moeroa has been dropped. Blake Ferguson is not listed.
This is the first time these sides meet this season, with Parra winning the previous two matchups. The last time they played Gold Coast at Robina was in 2017 when they lost 26-14. The Titans have in fact won three in a row against Parramatta at home.
None of the stats are pretty for the Titans, who have covered just twice at home this season. Something tells The Wolf they’ll pinch a win between now and the end of the season, and while that might not be on Friday night, they can hold their own and make this a real contest.
Tip: Parramatta Eels at $1.31
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Clint Gutherson at $12.00
Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Whitbread 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Jai Arrow Interchange: 14. Michael Gordon 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Brenko Lee Reserves: 18. Anthony Don 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Leilani Latu 21. Nathan Peats
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Brad Takairangi 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Nathan Brown Interchange: 14. Peni Terepo 15. David Gower 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Marata Niukore Reserves: 18. Tepai Moeroa 19. George Jennings 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Will Smith
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change