We take a look at Sunday afternoons (1/9/2019) NRL 2019 Week 24 match is between the St George-Illawarra Dragons and the Wests Tigers. The Dragons and the Tigers will go head to head this weekend in what looks a close match with bookies leaning slightly towards the Tigers as favourites in betting.
When: Sunday September 1st, 4:05pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Wests grabbed a valuable two points and points differential in their 46-4 thumping of the Knights at Campbelltown. That victory leaves the Tigers just a point behind the Broncos in ninth spot on the table, with matches remaining against the Dragons and Sharks. They will fancy themselves to beat the 15th placed Dragons at the SCG on Sunday.
It is an unchanged Tigers side, with Josh Reynolds named to start at hooker, but he could be shifted back to the bench as he was a week ago. For the Dragons, their season was over weeks ago and last week’s 34-12 loss to the Roosters was another horrible performance by the Big V, who fell behind 34-0 after 50 minutes.
The last time these two met was in round 23 last season, with the Saints winning 20-10 at Leichhardt Oval. The nominated road team has won four of the past five matches between these two clubs, who have played off at a host of venues in recent times.
St George give up the third most points, second most tries and second most run metres in the NRL, so it’s no surprise they find themselves near the bottom of the standings. The Wolf doesn’t expect them to turn a corner against a Wests side with plenty of play for. The Tigers need this win and will get it by double digits.
Tip: Wests Tigers at $1.72
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Robert Jennings at $9.00
Dragons: 1. Tristan Sailor 2. Zac Lomax 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Corey Norman 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Jackson Ford 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Tyson Frizell 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Patrick Kaufusi 18. Mikaele Ravalawa 19. Josh Kerr 20. Jacob Host 21. Ben Hunt
Tigers: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Thomas Mikaele 9. Josh Reynolds 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Matt Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Alex Twal 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. Tommy Talau 19. Chris McQueen 20. Sam McIntyre
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change