Parramatta Eels have won their last four matches against Brisbane Broncos as the two sides prepare to face off in Darwin on Friday night.
Eels vs Broncos Tips, Preview & Predictions
Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Broncos have lost seven of their last nine away games by 13+ margins…
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Eels vs Broncos Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 22
⏰ Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: TIO Stadium
Eels vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)
- 12/3/21: Broncos 16-24 Eels
- 18/9/20: Eels 26-12 Broncos
- 28/5/20: Broncos 6-34 Eels
- 15/9/19: Eels 58-0 Broncos
- 30-8/19: Broncos 17-16 Eels
Eels vs Broncos Preview and Prediction
Flying high in third spot on the ladder, the Eels will look to further cement themselves as premiership contenders when they face the struggling Broncos in Darwin on Friday night.
Parramatta have won five of their six matches this season, immediately bouncing back from their shock home loss to the Dragons by easing past the Raiders 35-10 last week.
It was the Eels’ first victory in Canberra since 2006, with off-season signing Isaiah Papali’i scoring a double to take his try-scoring tally to an impressive five across the first six rounds.
Mitch Moses produced arguably his best performance of the season as he took complete control of the game with his kicking and ball-playing. It was a polished display and now the Eels will look to keep their momentum going against one of the competition’s battlers.
Brisbane put in a brave effort against the unbeaten Panthers last week and were level with 10 minutes to go, but Nathan Cleary scored eight points himself as the Broncos went down 20-12.
After dropping Anthony Milford to reserves, Tom Deardon and Brodie Croft combined in the halves and almost guided their side to an upset for the ages – but the challenge for the inexperienced pair is to repeat that performance week in and week out.
The fact remains that the Broncos haven’t beaten a team outside of the Bulldogs since March 2020 and with a poor away record, I can’t see them snapping that run against one of the NRL’s best sides.
Parramatta have won the last four games between the teams and are coming off a big win over the Raiders last week. Another 13+ victory should be on the cards here.
Eels vs Broncos Teams
Dylan Brown returns from suspension for the Eels in the halves, pushing Will Smith to the bench and Keegan Hipgrave out of the side.
Herbie Farnworth returns for the Broncos at centre, while new recruit Danny Levi makes his club debut off the bench.
Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Viliami Penisini 16. Wiremu Greig 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Haze Dunster 19. Jordan Rankin 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Ryan Matterson
Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. David Mead 5. Corey Oates 6. Brodie Croft 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Danny Levi 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Jordan Riki 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Tyson Gamble 20. John Asiata 21. Jesse Arthars
Eels vs Broncos Stats
- Eels have won their last four games vs Broncos
- Eels have won five of their six games this season
- Broncos haven’t beaten a team outside of the Bulldogs since March 3, 2020
- Broncos have lost seven of their last nine away games by a 13+ margin
- Isaiah Papali’i has scored at least one try in his last three matches
- Clint Gutherson has scored a try in his last three matches
- Xavier Coates has scored six tries in six games this season
- Maika Sivo has scored at least one try in five of his last six games vs Broncos
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