We take a look at Sunday’s (14/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 17 match is between St George-Illawarra Dragons and Canberra Raiders. The St George-Illawarra Dragons go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Sunday July 14, 6:10pm
Where: WIN Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Sunday night footy makes a cameo this weekend with the Dragons hosting the Raiders to close round 17. The closest betting match of the round pits the top four Green Machine against the 12th placed Dragons, with both sides losing their last outing.
The Raiders dominated Parramatta for 38 minutes in the first half, but let in two, late, momentum changing tries that swung the pendulum the Eels way and they romped home. For the Dragons, a two point loss to Melbourne last round without their Origin players was valiant, but they need wins if they hope to play finals.
Canberra boasts the second best defence in the league, leaking just 14.8 points per game, while the Dragons is one of the worst at 21.9 points per game. In their round 11 meeting last season, the Dragons prevailed by seven points, with the home side winning the past four matches in this series.
A host of Origin players back up will boost the Dragons, but Canberra will benefit from being the fresher side and want to atone for their last start loss, so The Wolf is backing the better side to get the win on the road.
- The Raiders last win at WIN Stadium, Wollongong was Round 20, 2013 with a 22-18 victory.
- The Dragons are doing a lot of defensive work, sitting first in tackles made with 355 per match.
- Jarrod Croker just needs 4 more points to reach 100 career points against the Dragons.
Tip: St George-Illawarra Dragons at $2.10
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: TBA
Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jonus Pearson 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Darren Nicholls 8. Jeremy Latimore 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jacob Host 12. Tariq Sims 13. Luciano Leilua 14. Korbin Sims 15. Reece Robson 16. Patrick Kaufusi 17. Josh Kerr 18. Tristan Sailor 19. Jason Saab 20. James Graham 21. Ben Hunt 22. Paul Vaughan 23. Tyson Frizell
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Siliva Havili 15. Corey Horsburgh 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Ryan Sutton 18. Sam Williams 19. Michael Oldfield 20. Royce Hunt 21. Emre Guler
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change