We take a look at Sunday’s (14/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 17 match is between Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys. The Sydney Roosters go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Sunday July 14, 2:00pm
Where: Central Coast Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Chooks have a shocking record in Gosford but are red hot favourites to beat the lowly Cowboys when the two meet on Sunday afternoon. Trent Robinson has made a habit of resting players during Origin, with James Tedesco and Boyd Cordner both missing from the team sheet for this one.
Jake Friend is back at hooker after a biceps injury, shifting Victor Radley to the second row. For the Cowboys, Matt Scott is back after a four game absence and Josh McGuire is back from suspension in another forwards boost.
These teams last met in round 21 last season with the Roosters prevailing 26-20. Prior to that, the teams had split their past four encounters. The Tricolours are second in the competition for points scored, while the Cowboys are 14th. There are also differences at the defensive end, with the second placed Chooks giving up 17.5 points per game compared to North Queensland’s 20.8 points per game. The Roosters have a couple of big outs in this one and The Wolf isn’t ready to back them at such a big start. North Queensland has pulled off the odd upset or two this season on the road, so won’t count themselves out.
- The Roosters have won the only clash against the Cowboys at Central Coast Stadium but have lost eight out of their last ten matches at this ground.
- On average, the Roosters score 26.4 points per game against the Cowboys 20.8 points per game.
- The Roosters are devastating in the second 20-minute period (20-40min) of the first half. They have won 12 times in this time period against the Cowboys six. This is their strongest period of their games.
Tip: Sydney Roosters at $1.22
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Daniel Tupou at $7.00
Roosters: 1. Joseph Manu 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Brett Morris 5. Ryan Hall 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Nat Butcher 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley 14. Isaac Liu 15. Angus Crichton 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Poasa Faamausili 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Sam Verrills
Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Jordan Kahu 4. Tom Opacic 5. Javid Bowen 6. Michael Morgan 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh McGuire 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. John Asiata 15. Matt Scott 16. Scott Bolton 17. Francis Molo 18. Coen Hess 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Murray Taulagi
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change