Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Eels target fourth straight victory

Andrew Hendrie 14 Aug 2019
  • Gold Coast Titans face Parramatta Eels in Round 22 of the NRL on Friday
  • Eels have won their last two encounters
Titans meet Eels on Friday (PA Images)

Parramatta Eels hope to continue their charge towards the top four when they meet bottom-placed Gold Coast Titans in NRL Round 22 action on Friday night.

Titans vs Eels kicks off at 6.00pm AEST at Cbus Super Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Parramatta target their fourth consecutive victory when they take on the embattled Titans on Friday night on the Gold Coast.

The Eels have established themselves nicely in the top eight over the last month and created a gap from the chasing pack - and now they can focus on pushing for a coveted top four finish over the last few rounds of the regular season.

A win over the Titans on Friday could see them overtake Manly in fifth and draw level with the Rabbitohs in fourth if both of those sides lose their matches in Round 22.

As always, the big challenge for Parramatta is producing their best football away from Bankwest Stadium - can they put a big score on the Titans and prove they are a team to watch in September?

Gold Coast are experiencing a nightmare season and are now near-certainties to pick up the wooden spoon after the Bulldogs won last week to go six points clear from the bottom spot.

The Titans improved slightly last week, but their defence was still a big issue as they went down 40-28 to the Dragons. Gold Coast have now leaked 34+ points in each of their last four defeats.

Despite that, interim coach Craig Hodges has only made one change to the team this week, with Michael Gordon coming back into the side on the bench for Leilani Latu.

Parramatta have won the last two games between the sides, and it would be a massive shock if they didn’t make it three on Friday. It’s always slightly risky backing the Eels away from Bankwest, but this is a match they simply must win if they are serious about making an impact in the finals.

Match Odds


Parramatta Eels - $1.35
Gold Coast Titans - $3.15

Stats


  • Eels have won the last two meetings between the teams
  • Both of those wins were by a 13+ margin
  • Titans won their last clash at Cbus in R3 last year

Teams


Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Whitbread 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Jai Arrow 14. Michael Gordon 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Brenko Lee 18. Anthony Don 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Leilani Latu 21. Nathan Peats

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Brad Takairangi 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. Peni Terepo 15. David Gower 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Marata Niukore 18. Tepai Moeroa 19. George Jennings 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Will Smith

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