As Round 8 of the NRL season approaches we take a look at the game between Parramatta Eels and Nth Qld Cowboys which is to be played at Bankwest Stadium on Friday. Parramatta Eels are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:55 pm. We preview the upcoming Parramatta Eels vs. Nth Qld Cowboys game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Friday July 3, 2020 at 7:55 pm
Where: Bankwest Stadium
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Parramatta Eels vs Nth Queensland Cowboys Odds
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An intriguing game for many, many reasons.
How the Bankwest turf holds up is the biggest question on everyone’s mind, while the potential inclusion of Valentine Holmes makes the market very interesting if you fancy the Cowboys.
The Eels nearly came unstuck last week against the Raiders, but they did manage to squeak out a 25-24 victory in extra-time.
Maika Sivo and Michael Jennings were again the stars of the show, but head coach Brad Arthur will be asking for a more composed effort this week after allowing two unanswered tries in the final five minutes of the game.
Speaking of effort, that’s exactly what Paul Green will be after following North Queensland’s statement win over the Knights.
The Cowboys seemingly have their season back on track, and if they can hammer the Eels with quick plays and a successful aerial attack, there’s nothing stopping them from rejoining the eight.
Also working in North Queensland’s favour is Mitchell Moses’ calf injury. Arthur has several replacement options in line for the Eels halfback, but this is the kind of loss that could cause a few problems on attack.
Last but not least, the trends seem to suggest the Cowboys can at least keep this close.
They’ve covered in three of their last five games following a win, while they’ve also won their last two meetings against the Eels. All in all, a +7.5 line at time of publish is pretty generous.
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Parramatta Eels vs Nth Queensland Cowboys Teams
Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jai Field 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Marata Niukore 14. Ray Stone 15. David Gower 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Brad Takairangi 18. Stefano Utoikamanu 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. George Jennings 21. Will Smith
Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tom Opacic 4. Esan Marsters 5. Justin O’Neill 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. Gavin Cooper 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo 18. Reuben Cotter 19. Valentine Holmes 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Granville