Bet Of The Day May 26

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day May 26

The NRL Round 13 match between the Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys features as’s best bet for Friday May 26.

Bet Of The Day May 26 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

Key Points

  • Eels have won three of the last four meetings between the teams
  • Eels beat Cowboys 42-4 in only previous clash at CommBank
  • Cowboys conceded 66 points in heaviest loss since 2004 vs Tigers last week
  • Cowboys are leaking 25 points per game this season (worst defence in the NRL)
  • Cowboys are missing four players to Origin
  • Eels are coming off a 36-16 win over first-placed Souths last week

We’re off to the NRL for today’s best bet as the Eels look to start building some momentum when they play host to the embattled Cowboys at CommBank Stadium.

After being dealt a tough draw across the first few months of the season, the Eels now have a great chance to start their push towards the top eight.

Parramatta produced their best performance of the season last week with a crushing 36-16 win over the top-of-the-table Rabbitohs and they have a very good draw coming up with two byes over the next couple of months.

By contrast, the Cowboys are reeling and look like wooden spoon contenders after copping their biggest loss since 2004 last week, suffering an embarrassing 66-18 defeat to the lowly Tigers.

Defence is a major issue for the Cowboys and a far cry from the sort of form that saw them make the preliminary finals last season.

Indeed, the Cowboys are conceding 25 points per game this season, the worst defence in the NRL by far (compared to just 12 points at this stage last year).

The Eels should really put another big score on North Queensland at home tonight.

Parramatta have won three of the last four meetings and prevailed 42-4 in the only previous meeting between the teams at CommBank.

The Eels aren’t really impacted by Origin either, with their core attacking threat of Mitch Moses, Dylan Brown and Clint Gutherson all playing.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys have lost four of their best players to Origin, including Val Holmes, Murray Taulagi, Reuben Cotter and Tom Dearden.

North Queensland leaked 66 points last week to one of the worst teams in the competition. Now they have lost four of their best players to Origin and face last year’s Grand Finalists on the road. The stage is set for a big Eels win.



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