We take a look at Sunday’s (14/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 17 match is between Wests Tigers and Paramatta Eels. The Wests Tigers go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Sunday July 14, 4:05pm
Where: Western Sydney Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The two tenants of Bankwest Stadium clash for the second time this season when the Tigers and Eels meet on Sunday. These sides opened Bankwest Stadium in round 6 and the Eels ran riot, scoring a 51-6 win against a woeful Wests side. Parra has now won four of the past five matches it has played against the Tigers after that result.
The Eels are in seventh spot on the ladder after their come from behind win against the Raiders in round 15, while the Tigers just outside the eight in ninth spot after a 24-16 loss to the Roosters in round 16. Tigers captain Moses Mbye has been named in the centres after Origin on Wednesday and the lengthy turnaround should give him every chance of playing. The Eels have made no changes to the team that beat Canberra in Darwin.
The Wolf knows these are two of the most inconsistent teams in the NRL and there is no saying how this one plays out on Sunday. The value is with the Tigers though as underdogs, despite the Eels losing just one game at Bankwest all season, to the then struggling Panthers.
- The Eels have been the first try scorer in eight of the last ten matches against the Tigers.
- Young Eels hooker Reed Mahoney sits second in tackles this season with 708 tackles. He sits two behind Dragons hooker Cameron McInnes.
- Benji Marshall makes his 300 first grade appearance this weekend. A forgotten stat for Benji is his goal kicking. 402 from 565 attempts with a healthy 71.2% success rate.
Tip: Wests Tigers at $2.15
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: David Nofoaluma at $10
Tigers: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Robert Jennings 3. Moses Mbye 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Robbie Farah 10. Alex Twal 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Matt Eisenhuth 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Elijah Taylor 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. Paul Momirovski 19. Chris McQueen 20. Josh Reynolds 21. Oliver Clark
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Brad Takairangi 4. Josh Hoffman 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Nathan Brown 14. Jaeman Salmon 15. Marata Niukore 16. David Gower 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Oregon Kaufusi 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. Greg Lelesiuao 21. Bevan French
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change