Cronulla Sharks aim to hand Canterbury Bulldogs their eighth straight defeat when the two sides clash in NRL Round 7 action on Saturday.
Sharks vs Bulldogs Tips, Preview & Predictions
Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the H2H favourite has won 19 of the last 20 matches involving the Sharks…
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Sharks vs Bulldogs Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 24
⏰ Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Jubilee Stadium
Sharks vs Bulldogs Head to Head (last five matches)
- 21/6/20: Sharks 20-18 Bulldogs
- 30/6/19: Bulldogs 14-12 Sharks
- 2/9/18: Bulldogs 18-30 Sharks
- 20/5/18: Sharks 22-16 Bulldogs
- 27/5/17: Sharks 9-8 Bulldogs
Sharks vs Bulldogs Preview and Prediction
After suffering consecutive late-game defeats in their last two matches, Cronulla will be confident of returning to the winners circle when they host the embattled Bulldogs on Saturday night.
The Sharks were in winning positions in the final 10 minutes against the Roosters and Knights over the last fortnight, only to lose both games in the dying stages.
Instead of being firmly entrenched in the top eight, the Sharks are now languishing in the bottom half of the table. Those two results continued the remarkable trend of the H2H favourite now winning 19 of the last 20 matches involving Cronulla.
Fortunately for the Sharks, they now take on the worst team in the competition and are $1.15 to prevail. In a further boost, Cronulla welcome back star playmaker Shaun Johnson from injury and the Kiwi couldn’t have hoped for a better match to ease his way back.
Canterbury are in absolute shambles and don’t look like turning things around anytime soon. They are the only winless side after six rounds and have conceded an average of 34 points per game.
The Bulldogs went scoreless for three straight games earlier this season and if their attack doesn’t improve considerable soon, they are on track to equal their club record of 11 consecutive defeats (currently on seven).
Ironically, the Bulldogs looked their most dangerous for the season last week when they were reduced to 12 men against the Cowboys, scoring a pair of tries before going down 30-18.
Recent matches between these sides have been extremely close, but I’m prepared to go against the stats here. This Bulldogs side is as poor as we’ve seen in recent memory and they’ve lost six of their last seven by 13+ margins. I’m expecting the Sharks to rack up another big score on Saturday night.
Sharks vs Bulldogs Teams
Shaun Johnson makes his return from injury for the Sharks and joins the bench, while Josh Dugan comes back into the centres.
Jack Hetherington is suspended for the Bulldogs after being sent off against the Cowboys, with Dylan Napa and Luke Thompson the new starting props.
Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Connor Tracey 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Billy Magoulias 15. Shaun Johnson 16. Jack Williams 17. Siosifa Talakai 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Will Chambers 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Chris Smith 13. Corey Waddell 14. Bradley Deitz 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Matt Doorey 19. Lachlan Lewis 20. Joe Stimson 21. Nick Meaney 23. Ofahiki Ogden
Sharks vs Bulldogs Stats
- Sharks have won six of the last seven meetings between the teams
- Bulldogs have lost six of their last seven games by 13+ margins
- Bulldogs are conceding an average of 34 points per game this season
- The H2H favourite has won 19 of the last 20 matches involving Cronulla
- Will Kennedy has scored a try in his last three matches at Jubilee
- Mawene Hiroti has scored a try in his last three matches
- Will Hopoate has scored a try in his last three matches vs Cronulla
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