Sharks vs Eels Round 2 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Sharks vs Eels Tips

Cronulla Sharks go in search of their first win of the season when they play host to the Parramatta Eels in NRL Round 2 action on Saturday.

Eels vs Sharks Tips, Preview & Predictions

Cronulla Sharks vs Parramatta Eels free NRL Round 2 expert betting predictions, tips & picks by our expert NRL tippers – Sharks have won six of their last seven home games vs Eels…

Sharks vs Eels H2H Prediction

Best Sharks win H2H odds $2.15 with bet365

  • Sharks have won six of their last seven games vs Eels at PointsBet Stadium
  • Three of the last four were decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Both Sharks and Eels were involved in a 1-12 margin in Round 1

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  • Sione Katoa has scored at least one try in three of his last four games
  • Waqa Blake has scored a try in six of his last seven games

Sharks vs Eels Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday March 19
Time: 5.30pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: PointsBet Stadium


Sharks vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 27/3/21: Eels 28-4 Sharks
  • 9/8/20: Sharks 12-14 Eels
  • 8/6/19: Sharks 42-22 Eels
  • 6/4/19: Eels 24-12 Sharks
  • 5/5/18: Sharks 22-20 Eels

Sharks vs Eels Preview & Prediction

The Sharks are gunning for their first win of the season and the Eels are looking to make it two victories from two games when the two sides clash at PointsBet Stadium on Saturday.

Cronulla lost seven games by eight points or less last season and they were on the wrong end of another close encounter last week against the Raiders, going down 24-19 in the nation’s capital.

It was always going to take a while for the Sharks’ new-look side to gel and form combinations, with Nicho Hynes better for the run at halfback after his club debut last week.

Dale Finucane is a fantastic leader and Craig Fitzgibbon will finally get to line up in the coaches box after missing last week’s trip to Canberra.

Meanwhile, the Eels were shaky in defence last week against the Titans, conceding 28 points before ultimately edging the match 32-28.

Conceding that many points at home to the Titans isn’t a great sign going forward, but Mitch Moses did have a strong performance, which is encouraging for Eels fans.

Parramatta have won their last two games against the Sharks, but they don’t have the best record at PointsBet Stadium, losing six of the last seven.

VERDICT:

Cronulla weren’t too far off coming away with a road win over the Raiders last week and should be better for the run heading into this clash.

Parramatta got the win last week, but it wasn’t convincing and their defence – which is normally so strong at CommBank – was easily breached.

The Sharks look good value as the underdogs here, especially given they have won six of their last seven home games against the Eels (Best Sharks win H2H odds $2.15 with bet365.)


Sharks vs Eels Teams

Sharks team: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Ronaldo Mulitalo 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Siosifa Talakai 16. Royce Hunt 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Luke Metcalf 19. Cameron McInnes 20. Connor Tracey 21. Jenson Taumoepeau 22. Lachlan Miller 23. Jayden Berrell 24. Franklin Pele

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Waqa Blake 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Oregon Kaufusi 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Ray Stone 17. Nathan Brown 18. Jakob Arthur 19. Mitch Rein 20. Ky Rodwell 21. Hayze Perham 22. Wiremu Greig 23. Solomone Naiduki 24. Samuel Loizou


Sharks vs Eels Stats

  • Sharks have won six of their last seven games vs Eels at PointsBet Stadium
  • Three of the last four were decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Both Sharks and Eels were involved in a 1-12 margin in Round 1
  • Sione Katoa has scored at least one try in three of his last four games
  • Waqa Blake has scored a try in six of his last seven games

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