We take a look at Saturday’s (27/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 19 match is between Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Warriors. The Eels will go into the match as favourites but we expect there to be good money for both sides in betting.
When: Saturday July 27, 3:00pm
Where: Western Sydney Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It’s 6th versus 9th at Bankwest on Saturday when the Eels host the Warriors. New Zealand keeps in touch with the top eight after a thrilling 19-18 win against Cronulla last week, after falling behind 12-0.
The Eels topsy turvy season continued last round, with a 36-24 loss to Manly at Lottoland. They are 1.5 games inside the eight after finishing last season at the bottom.
Brad Arthur has named former Panther Waqa Blake for his blue and gold debut, while Blake Ferguson remains out with a knee infection. Shaun Lane is injured, with Marata Niukora starting in the second row.
The Warriors get one half of their wing duo back with Ken Maumalo named. Half Kodi Nikorima is said to be battling an ankle injury, but has been named. Chanel Harris-Tavita is on the bench, with Adam Keighran named in the reserves.
These two sides have flip flopped in their past five meetings, with New Zealand prevailing in round 11 last season 24-14 in Sydney. This is their first visit to Bankwest Stadium, where the Eels have lost just once in five games.
Parramatta have been strong at home this season, but New Zealand hasn’t been too shabby on the road. The Wolf notes they have covered 6 of 8 times away from New Zealand in 2019, so look for them to keep it within a try on Saturday afternoon in what could well be a nail biter.
Tip: New Zealand Warriors at $2.35
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Gerard Beale at $10.00
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Brad Takairangi 4. Waqa Blake 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Marata Niukore 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. David Gower 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Jaeman Salmon 19. Andrew Davey 20. Tim Mannah 21. Ethan Parry
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2. Gerard Beale, 3. Peta Hiku, 4. Blake Ayshford, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Kodi Nikorima, 7. Blake Green, 8. Agnatius Paasi, 9. Isaac Luke, 10. Leeson Ah Mau, 11. Adam Blair, 12. Isaiah Papali’i, 13. Jazz Tevaga, Interchange: 14. Lachlan Burr, 15. Sam Lisone, 16. Bunty Afoa, 17. Chanel Harris-Tavita, 18. Adam Pompey
20. Adam Keighran, 21. Ligi Sao, 23. Chris Satae
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change