Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

McDonald Jones Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 7 NRL game between Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels. The game kicks off at 2:00 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Newcastle Knights vs. Parramatta Eels game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday April 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Where: McDonald Jones Stadium

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The Newcastle Knights have lost all their early-season form to lose three on the bounce. Their latest: an ugly 21-16 loss to a hapless Dragons outfit. Meanwhile, the Parramatta Eels will be desperate to bounce back from their shock defeat to the Tigers last week.

Adam Clune returns for the Knights which pushes Phoenix Crossland to the bench and Simi Sasagi to 18th man. The Eels have been forced into a couple of changes but to welcome back Junior Paulo. Marata Niukore is out and replaced by Will Penesini in the centres while Hayze Perham is the latest name on the wing.

The Knights have done little to impress in recent weeks. Kalyn Ponga hasn’t provided a spark. If anything, the Knights attack has looked worse upon his return. Their middle disappointed last week, too. Injuries or not, a pack headlined by David Klemmer and the Saifiti brothers should be getting their side a lot further up the field in attack. They will need to against an Eels side that will surely go back to what works and play narrow and direct. They fell back into bad habits last week and tried to take the easy path around the Tigers defence. Brad Arthur will be pleading with his side to hit the tramlines, fashion splits in defence and hit short sides this week. If the Eels return to their pre-Round 6 form, this one won’t be close. They have allowed teams to hang in games through some poor defence but the Knights don’t have enough with the ball to keep up with the Eels if they’re firing. We’re going to learn a lot about Parramatta’s approach in the early stages of this one. If Shaun Lane and Isaiah Papali’i are being dropped back off to the middle and Mitchell Moses and Dylan Walker are getting downhill behind them, the Knights will struggle to keep them out for the full 80 minutes.

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Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels Teams

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jake Clifford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Brodie Jones 13. Kurt Mann 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Leo Thompson 17. Sauaso Sue 18. Simi Sasagi 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Tex Hoy 21. Hymel Hunt 22. Jack Johns 23. Dylan Lucas 24. Jaron Purcell

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Hayze Perham 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Nathan Brown 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Ryan Matterson 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Jakob Arthur 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Mitch Rein 20. Wiremu Greig 21. Ky Rodwell 22. Samuel Loizou 23. Elie El Zakhem 24. Zac Cini