Bulldogs vs Roosters Round 17 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Bulldogs vs Roosters Tips

Sydney Roosters look to extend their five-year winning run over Canterbury Bulldogs when the two sides clash in NRL Round 17 action on Saturday night.

Bulldogs vs Roosters Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Roosters have won their last seven games against the Bulldogs…

Bulldogs vs Roosters Tips

Best Roosters win & under 48.5 points odds with Sportsbet

Bulldogs vs Roosters Same Game Multi Tips

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Bulldogs vs Roosters Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday July 10
Time: 7.35pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Bulldogs vs Roosters Head to Head (last five matches)

15/6/20: Bulldogs 6-42 Roosters

28/7/19: Bulldogs 12-20 Roosters

16/6/19: Roosters 38-12 Bulldogs

19/4/18: Bulldogs 0-6 Roosters

16/3/18: Roosters 30-12 Bulldogs

Bulldogs vs Roosters Preview and Prediction

Both the Roosters and Bulldogs are looking to bounce back from humiliating last-start defeats when they collide at Bankwest on Saturday night.

Canterbury suffered their biggest defeat since 1935 when they were demolished 66-0 by Manly, while the Roosters were humbled 46-0 by reigning premiers Melbourne.

Having being kept scoreless in their respective crushing losses, which side will respond and immediately return to the winners circle?

Almost certainly the Roosters – they’ve toppled the Bulldogs in the last seven meetings between the sides since 2016 and haven’t lost three games in a row all season.

Injuries have crippled the side’s premiership chances, but the Roosters are still a comfortable top eight side and should be cruising to victory against the last-placed Bulldogs.

It’s been another nightmare season for Canterbury and Trent Barrett has a lot of work to do in order to transform his side into top eight contenders for 2022.

The Bulldogs have been kept scoreless four times already in 2021 and their attack doesn’t look like improving anytime soon.


The Bulldogs have lost seven straight at Bankwest and their last seven meetings with the Roosters, and considering their current form, that run will be extended to eight in this clash.

However, with both sides failing to score a single point, we can find some value in taking the Roosters and under 48.5 total points (best odds $2.10 with Sportsbet).

Bulldogs vs Roosters Teams

Corey Waddell, Sione Katoa, Aaron Schoupp and Dylan Napa are back for the Bulldogs after missing the Manly loss due to breaching isolation protocols.

Victor Radley returns from his lengthy suspension for the Roosters, while centre Billy Smith plays his first NRL game since 2019.

Bulldogs team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Kyle Flanagan 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Corey Waddell 12. Joe Stimson 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ofahiki Ogden 17. Renouf Atoni 19. Lachlan Lewis 20. Jackson Topine 21. Falakiko Manu 22. Chris Patolo

Roosters team: 1. Joseph Manu 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Billy Smith 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Isaac Liu 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Egan Butcher 16. Nat Butcher 17. Ben Thomas 18. Adam Keighran 19. Tukupa Hau Tapuha 20. Naufahu Whyte 21. Joseph Suaalii

Bulldogs vs Roosters Stats

  • Roosters have won the last seven meetings between the teams
  • Bulldogs have lost their last seven games at Bankwest
  • Bulldogs have lost 13 of their 15 matches this season
  • Both sides failed to score a single point last week
  • Five of the last six meetings between the sides have seen under 48.5 points
  • Bulldogs have seen under 48.5 points in 12 of their 15 games this season
  • Roosters have seen under 48.5 points in 10 of their 15 games this season
  • Sam Walker has scored a try in five of his last six matches with Roosters as favourites
  • Jake Averillo has scored a try in three of his last five home matches

Bulldogs vs Roosters Best Bet