We take a look at Saturday’s (29/06/2019) NRL 2019 Week 15 match is between Parramatta Eels and Canberra Raiders. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Saturday June 29, 7:35pm
Where: TIO Stadium Darwin
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Eels make their annual trip to the Top End and host the Raiders in one of the tougher games to call this round. Parra put in a terrific showing against the Broncos two weeks ago, thrashing them 38-10 in another stellar performance at Bankwest Stadium. Canberra led 20-0 against Cronulla before the Sharks reeled them back in, with a 63rd minute Jarrod Croker penalty goal the difference between the two at full time.
Young five-eighth Dylan Brown is back after a stint on the sidelines since round three. He is slotted to start, with Jaeman Salmon moving back to the pine. In the only other starting chance, Brad Takairangi replaces Michael Jennings. For the Raiders, injured centre Nick Cotric is replaced by Sebastian Kris, while Josh Hodgson starts at hooker in a big boost for the Green Machine.
The Raiders have the wood on the Eels, beating them five times in a row, including a 19-0 blanking in round 5 this season. In fact, in their past two games against Canberra, Parra has scored just two points. Canberra is giving up just 14.3 points per game, making them the second best defensive outfit in the league behind Melbourne. Parra are third worst at 21.9 points per game and in hot and humid conditions in Darwin, defensive discipline will be key. The Wolf has the Raiders just edging this one, with the return of Hodgson huge.
Tip: Canberra Raiders at $1.72
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Bailey Simonsson at $9.50
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Brad Takairangi 4. Josh Hoffman 5. Blake Ferguson 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 14. Jaeman Salmon 15. Peni Terepo 16. David Gower 17. Marata Niukore 18. Daniel Alvaro 19. Tepai Moeroa 20. George Jennings 21. Will Smith
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Siliva Havili 15. Corey Horsburgh 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Ryan Sutton 18. Sam Williams 20. Royce Hunt 21. Michael Oldfield. 22. JJ Collins
Players cut: 19. Emre Guler
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change