Raiders vs Bulldogs Round 9 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Raiders vs Bulldogs Tips

Canberra Raiders are desperate to snap a five-game losing run when they entertain fellow battlers the Canterbury Bulldogs in NRL Round 9 action on Friday night.

Raiders vs Bulldogs Tips, Prediction & Preview

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Canberra Raiders free expert NRL tips, predictions and preview – Raiders have won the last five meetings between the teams…

Raiders vs Bulldogs H2H Prediction

Best Raiders win H2H odds $1.91 with bet365

  • Raiders have won the last five meetings between the teams
  • Bulldogs have lost 16 of their last 19 games
  • Raiders’ last six games at GIO Stadium have been decided by a 1-6 margin
  • Three of Raiders’ last four wins vs Bulldogs have been by a 1-12 margin
  • Four of Raiders’ last five games have seen under 42.5 points

Raiders vs Bulldogs Tips


Raiders vs Bulldogs Same Game Multi Tips

  • Josh Addo-Carr has scored a try in his last three games
  • Sebastian Kris has scored a try in his last two games vs Bulldogs

Raiders vs Bulldogs Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday May 6
Time: 6.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: GIO Stadium


Raiders vs Bulldogs Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 15/5/21: Bulldogs 18-20 Raiders
  • 30/8/20: Raiders 34-20 Bulldogs
  • 1/6/19: Bulldogs 10-12 Raiders
  • 7/7/18: Bulldogs 28-32 Raiders
  • 5/4/18: Raiders 26-10 Bulldogs

Raiders vs Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

It’s a huge game for the Raiders and Bulldogs as both sides look to claw themselves off near the bottom of the ladder when they meet in the nation’s capital on Friday night.

Canberra are in woeful form at the moment, coming into this encounter on the back of a five-game losing run, with their atrocious second-half performances continuing to define them.

No team has conceded more double-digit leads than the Raiders over the last few years and Ricky Stuart must be at a loss as to what he can say to reverse his team’s fortunes.

There was more heartbreak for Canberra last week, with the team leading for the bulk of the contest only to go down in golden point to the Warriors by a 21-20 scoreline.

That loss came after a 36-6 hammering at the hands of the Panthers and a 18-12 defeat at home to the Cowboys, where they blew a 12-0 lead.

Fortunately for the Raiders, they have a great chance to return to the winners circle against one of the least-threatening teams in the competition.

Canterbury have lost six of their eight games to start the season, but will be confident having upset the Roosters 16-12 last week.

It was an important win for the embattled Bulldogs and helped ease some of the pressure on coach Trent Barrett, but at the same time, it wasn’t a good performance.

Josh Addo-Carr scored two tries – one a barge over from dummy half and the other an intercept, and while the Dogs defended bravely, it’s not a sustainable style that will see them win games over a long period of time.

The Bulldogs’ attack is still slow and jittery and until that improves with a genuine halfback and first class hooker, they will struggle in most of their games.

VERDICT:

Neither team is in good form, but we still need to see more from the Bulldogs in order to back them here.

Canberra have lost five straight, but when they get it right, they are a much more dangerous side. The Green Machine have won their last five games against the Bulldogs, so they are good value at even money at home to come away with the two points (Best Raiders win H2H odds $1.91 with bet365.)


Raiders vs Bulldogs Teams

Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Matt Frawley 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Adam Elliott 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Corey Harawira-Naera 16. Sebastian Kris 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Harry Rushton 19. Emre Guler 20. Xavier Savage 21. Trey Mooney 22. Sam Williams 23. James Schiller 24. Peter Hola

Bulldogs team: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Brent Naden 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Jake Averillo 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Corey Waddell 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Joe Stimson 16. Max King 17. Ava Seumanufagai 19. Josh Cook 20. Jackson Topine 21. Brandon Wakeham 22. Reece Hoffman 23. Jayden Okunbor 24. Paul Alamoti 25. Chris Patolo


Raiders vs Bulldogs Stats

  • Raiders have won the last five meetings between the teams
  • Bulldogs have lost 16 of their last 19 games
  • Raiders’ last six games at GIO Stadium have been decided by a 1-6 margin
  • Three of Raiders’ last four wins vs Bulldogs have been by a 1-12 margin
  • Four of Raiders’ last five games have seen under 42.5 points
  • Josh Addo-Carr has scored a try in his last three games
  • Sebastian Kris has scored a try in his last two games vs Bulldogs

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