Bulldogs vs Roosters Round 17 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Bulldogs vs Roosters Tips

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Bulldogs vs Roosters Tips

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Bulldogs vs Roosters Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Monday June 15
Time: 7.00pm AEST
? Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Bulldogs vs Roosters 2020 Form

Bulldogs (LLLW)

  • R1: Eels 8-2 Bulldogs
  • R2: Bulldogs 16-24 Cowboys
  • R3: Sea Eagles 32-6 Bulldogs
  • R4: Bulldogs 22-2 Dragons

Roosters (LLWW)

  • R1: Panthers 20-14 Roosters
  • R2: Roosters 8-9 Sea Eagles
  • R3: Roosters 28-12 Rabbitohs
  • R4: Broncos 0-59 Roosters

Bulldogs vs Roosters Head to Head (last five matches)

Roosters have won their last six encounters.

  • 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
  • 21/5/17: Bulldogs 18-24 Roosters

Bulldogs vs Roosters Preview and Prediction

It’s hard to fathom that the Roosters will be fielding a stronger team than the side that demolished Brisbane by a 59-0 scoreline last week, but that’s exactly what they’ll do against the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Star fullback James Tedesco returns at fullback and will be determined to make an immediate statement – something he’s more than capable of doing considering he’s scored the first try in three of the Roosters’ last four day matches in Sydney.

Overall, the Roosters have been sensational since the competition resumed, cruising to an easy win over Souths before last week’s thrashing of Brisbane.

The two-time reigning premiers are now favourites to make it a three-peat in 2020 – and if they can replicate last week’s form, the Bulldogs will be in for a long day at the office.

Canterbury are coming off their first win of the season after subduing the embattled Dragons 22-2 on Monday at Bankwest.

Kieran Foran made a world of difference to Canterbury’s attack as he returned from another long injury lay-off and the Bulldogs will need him at the top of his game if they are to keep the scoreline close.

However, the fact still remains that the Bulldogs lack creativity, and while their defence is great and they love the grind, Dean Pay’s side simply lack the class to compete with the very best right now.

The Roosters should win this easily, but I don’t see an absolute blow-out like last week happening.

Bulldogs vs Roosters Teams

Christian Crichton replaces Kerrod Holland on the interchange for Canterbury. The Dogs have yet to name who will replace the suspended Reimis Smith in the backland, with Crichton and Morgan Harper the main candidates.

Tedesco returns for the Roosters at fullback, pushing Ryan Hall out of the side and Brett Morris to the wing.

Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Jake Averillo 5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliott 14. Christian Crichton 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Dean Britt 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Brandon Wakeham 21. Morgan Harper 22. Jack Cogger

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Victor Radley 14. Sam Verrills 15. Isaac Liu 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Sitili Tupouniua 19. Mitchell Aubusson 20. Ryan Hall 21. Lachlan Lam

Bulldogs vs Roosters Stats

  • Roosters have won the last six meetings between the teams
  • Bulldogs haven’t beaten Roosters since 2016
  • Five of their last six meetings have totalled less than 43.5 points
  • Both teams kept their opponents try-less last week
  • Bulldogs have won three of their last four games at Bankwest
  • Daniel Tupou has scored nine tries in his last 10 games vs Bulldogs

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