Eels vs Broncos Round 19 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Broncos Eels Tips

Parramatta desperately need to find their best form ahead of the finals as they come up against the embattled Broncos on Friday night.

Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Eels have won their last two matches vs Broncos by a combined scoreline of 92-6…

Eels vs Broncos Tips

Eels vs Broncos Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday September 18
Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Eels vs Broncos 2020 Form (last five matches)

Eels (LWLWL)

  • R14: Eels 12-14 Dragons
  • R15: Eels 14-0 Storm
  • R16: Eels 0-38 Rabbitohs
  • R17: Warriors 18-24 Eels
  • R18: Panthers 20-2 Panthers

Broncos (LLLLL)

  • R14: Raiders 36-8 Broncos
  • R15: Broncos 24-28 Dragons
  • R16: Roosters 58-12 Broncos
  • R17: Broncos 12-25 Panthers
  • R18: Titans 18-6 Broncos

Eels vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)

Eels have won three of their last four encounters.

  • 28/5/20: Broncos 6-34 Eels
  • 15/9/19: Eels 58-0 Broncos
  • 30/8/19: Broncos 17-16 Eels
  • 15/6/19: Eels 38-10 Broncos
  • 24/5/18: Broncos 18-10 Eels

Eels vs Broncos Preview and Prediction

It’s not quite yet panic stations for the Eels, but anything other than a convincing win against the struggling Broncos will be a cause for concern heading into the finals.

For all of their scratchy form over the last couple of months, Parramatta have their top four destiny in their own hands.

But they need considerable improvement for the remainder of the season if they are to make an impact in the upcoming finals.

Parramatta haven’t scored a try in their last two defeats to the Rabbitohs and Panthers, with their once-lethal attack stalling over the last two months.

Indeed, the Eels have failed to register 20 points in all but one of their last seven games. Mitchell Moses needs to step up and lead his team around the paddock.

The good news for Parramatta fans is that they should be able to return to form against a Broncos side who come into this clash on the back of a club-record nine-match losing streak.

Brisbane have been in shambles since the restart and don’t look close to winning a game. Their season hit a new low when they lost to the Titans last week – the first time they’ve gone down to their ‘little brothers’ twice in a single season.

The end of the season can’t come quick enough for the Broncos, and at home after beating Brisbane by a combined scoreline of 92-6 in their last two meetings, the Eels should be able to bounce back strongly.

Eels vs Broncos Teams

Reed Mahoney returns from injury for the Eels in place of Ray Stone.

Payne Haas, Rhys Kennedy and Sean O’Sullivan are out for the Broncos, with Tyson Gamble starting in the halves and Jamie Hopoate and Ethan Bullemor joining the bench.

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jai Field 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Shaun Lane 13. Nathan Brown 14. Will Smith 15. Andrew Davey 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Haze Dunster 19. Stefano Utoikamanu 20. George Jennings 21. Daniel Alvaro

Broncos team: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Richard Kennar 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Tom Dearden 8. Joe Ofahengaue 9. Issac Luke 10. Ben Te’o 11. David Fifita 12. Alex Glenn 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Cory Paix 15. Jamil Hopoate 16. Xavier Coates 17. Ethan Bullemor 18. Kobe Hetherington 19. Pride Petterson-Robati 20. Sean O’Sullivan 21. Jesse Arthars

Eels vs Brisbane Stats

  • Eels have won three of their last four encounters
  • Eels have won their last two meetings by a combined score of 92-6
  • Eels haven’t scored a try in their last two defeats
  • Maika Sivo has scored a try in his last four games vs Broncos
  • Only one of the last 12 games between these teams have been decided by a margin of under 6.5 points
  • Brisbane haven’t won in 2020 when conceding the opening try

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