Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

McDonald Jones Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 8 NRL game between Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters. The game kicks off at 7:35 pm with Sydney Roosters heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Newcastle Knights vs. Sydney Roosters game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday May 1, 2021 at 7:35 pm

Where: McDonald Jones Stadium

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Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters Odds

Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters Preview

The Newcastle Knights failed to put a dent in the Panthers winning streak last week. The heroics of the round prior weren’t evident in the 24-6 defeat. While slow to start, the Sydney Roosters didn’t have too many problems in getting past the Dragons despite James Tedesco leaving the field after 34 minutes.

Adam O’Brien has named the same 17 for Saturday, however, Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Tex Hoy have been named in the reserves. Siosiua Taukeiaho is expected to return for the Roosters but Tedesco may not pass protocols to play in this one. Sam Verrills has once again been named to start at #9.

Tedesco would be a huge loss, but this is still a very good Roosters side. It’s a dodgy matchup for the Knights even with the Roosters injury issues. Newcastle have played with a very direct style all season. Any success has come on the back of Jayden Brailey getting his forwards over the advantage line and giving the always-changing spine time and space to move. They’ll struggle to get up the field against this strong Roosters middle. From there, the Knights lack the creativity outside of Kalyn Ponga to score. The Roosters remain underrated.

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Head To Head Bet

Sydney Roosters
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We're tipping Sydney Roosters to win at $1.45 odds.

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Daniel Tupou
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First Try Scorer: Daniel Tupou at $9.00.

Newcastle Knights vs Sydney Roosters Teams

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Brayden Musgrove 6. Kurt Mann 7. Blake Green 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. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Pasami Saulo 19. Phoenix Crossland 20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 21. Tex Hoy

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Sam Verrills 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Benjamin Marsce 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Fletcher Baker 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii