We take a look at Saturday evenings (24/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Wests Tigers and the Newcastle Knights. With finals on the line for both sides, this is one game that either side can afford to lose. Will the home ground advantage be the difference for the Tigers?
When: Saturday August 24th, 5:30pm
Where: Campbelltown Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It is a knockout finals game three weeks early for the Tigers and Knights when they meet in Campbelltown. The loser of Saturday afternoon’s match will find it difficult to feature in September and will it all to play for, this game should be a ripper.
The Tigers lacked leadership in a 32-12 loss to the Sea Eagles and two tries conceded just before half time cost them dearly in that one. The Knights finally got a win after six losses in a row, beating North Queensland 42-6.
Both teams will feature new hookers this week, without of favour Josh Reynolds earning a start at 9, while Danny Levi replaces the injured Connor Watson for Newcastle.
In round 19 when these two sides met in Newcastle it was a high scoring game, with the Tigers holding on to win 28-26.
The Wolf thinks this game will be just as exciting and with little to separate the two sides, the underdog Tigers offer good value at home.
Tip: Wests Tigers at $2.13
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Robert Jennings at $9.00
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
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Hymel Hunt 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Tautau Moga 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Josh King 14. Kurt Mann 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Jacob Saifiti 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Jamie Buhrer 19. Chris Randall 20. Bradman Best 21. Tim Glasby
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change