Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

Bankwest Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 5 NRL game between Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons. The game kicks off at 6:15 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Parramatta Eels vs. St George Illawarra Dragons game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Sunday April 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Where: Bankwest Stadium

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Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Preview

Another week, another win for the Parramatta Eels. They did it easy to start. Without Clint Gutherson and Blake Ferguson’s issues at the back in the first half, their 36-22 win over the Tigers would never have been as close as it once was. The St. George-Illawarra Dragons made the most of Newcastle’s injuries to grind out a 22-13 win.

Ryan Matterson was a late scratch last week but has been named to start on Sunday. Isaiah Papali’i reverts back to the bench. Interestingly, Bryce Cartwright makes his club debut with Keegan Hipgrave and Ray Stone dropping out. On the Dragons side of the teamsheet, Jack Bird is back into the centres forcing Brayden Wiliame into #17.

While the Dragons have surprised everyone to start the 2021 NRL season, there is no doubt that they’ve received a healthy share of luck along the way. It took the Knights losing their most influential player and three of the four players in their spine for the Dragons to get in front and win the game last week. Up against an unbeaten Eels side on Sunday, even a repeat of that scenario might not be enough for the Dragons. Parramatta are on fire, and in Round 4, showed a level of patience we’ve not always seen. Starting well before conceding points in quick succession, Parramatta got things back on track before blowing the Tigers off the park late. They will be out to do similar without the dropped balls at the back leading to opposition points on Sunday.

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Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Teams

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Isaiah Papali’i 16. Will Smith 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Ray Stone 19. Haze Dunster 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Jordan Rankin

Dragons team: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 18. Jackson Ford 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Max Feagai