We take a look at Thursday nights (22/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Eels have won their past four games and will look to continue their winning streak over the Bulldogs.
When: Thursday August 22, 7:50pm
Where: Western Sydney Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Two teams with healthy winning streaks will meet Thursday night at Bankwest Stadium when the Eels host the Dogs. Parra has quietly won eight of its past 10 games and four on the trot, while the Dogs were on the foot of the table earlier this season, but have won three in a row against teams vying to play finals.
Parra accounted for the lowly Titans last round with a clinical second half to prevail 36-12. The Dogs fought for the full 80 minutes against the Bunnies, holding Souths tryless in an unlikely 14-8 win as 10-point outsiders.
These two traditional rivals played in round two with Parra winning 36-16. On that night Blake Ferguson scored two tries and was a menace for the Eels, who will be without his services this weekend.
Junior Paulo is back for the Eels in their only change, while the Dogs go into this one unchanged.
Canterbury has covered and won their last three outright but this week run into an Eels team that is just points difference outside the top four. With plenty to play for, The Wolf thinks the Eels will snare the two points, but the Dogs will keep it close and play well as they have during the past two months.
Tip: Parramatta Eels at $1.30
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Brad Takairangi at $8.00
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 14. Peni Terepo 15. David Gower 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Marata Niukore 18. Tepai Moeroa21. Jaeman Salmon
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott 14. Jack Cogger 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Chris Smith 19. Danny Fualalo 21. Michael Lichaa
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change