We take a look at Saturday evenings (10/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 21 match is between the Parramatta Eels and the Newcastle Knights. The Eels head into Saturday’s match against the Knights as slight favourites in betting.
When: Saturday August 10, 5:30pm
Where: Western Sydney Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Newcastle’s first visit to Bankwest Stadium is a big one as Nathan Brown’s side look to avoid their sixth loss in a row when they play Parramatta on Saturday night. The Eels are hunting their fifth win in six games and now sit comfortably in the top eight in sixth spot, two games clear of the seventh placed Sharks.
The Knights have lost their way after their best patch of form this season, with a 30-6 loss to the Sea Eagles their latest defeat in a string of poor performances.
Parra ground out a 12-4 win against the Dragons at Kogarah last week, but bring a poor recent record against the Knights into this match.
The blue and golds have lost their past four games to the Knights, including by 28-14 in round 7 this season. The Knights are unchanged, while the Eels will also line up with the same 17 as last weekend.
Newcastle are a sinking ship at the moment and not one The Wolf is going to jump on. The Eels are 6-1 at Bankwest Stadium and should record their first win against the Novocastrians since 2016.
Tip: Newcastle Knights at $2.27
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Shaun Kenny-Dowall $10.00
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. Interchange: 14. Marata Niukore 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. David Gower 17. Tepai Moeroa. Reserves: 18. Greg Lelesiuao 19. Peni Terepo 20. Jaeman Salmon 21. Stefano Utoikamanu
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Kurt Mann 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Tautau Moga 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 14. Jacob Saifiti 15. James Gavet 16. Sione Mata’utia 17. Aidan Guerra. Reserves: 18. Jamie Buhrer 19. Beau Fermor 20. Jirah Momoisea 21. Danny Levi
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change