Titans vs Knights Round 5 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Titans vs Knights Tips

Gold Coast Titans look to extend their dominant home record over the Newcastle Knights when the two teams face off in Round 5 of the NRL on Saturday.

Titans vs Knights Tips, Preview & Predictions

Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Titans have won the last five meetings between the teams on the Gold Coast…

Titans vs Knights Tips

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Titans vs Knights Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 10
Time: 3.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium

Titans vs Knights Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 25/9/20: Titans 36-6 Knights
  • 31/8/19: Knights 38-4 Titans
  • 21/4/19: Titans 38-14 Knights
  • 21/7/18: Knights 30-24 Titans
  • 19/5/18: Titans 33-26 Knights

Titans vs Knights Preview and Prediction

Gold Coast hold an intimidating home record over the Knights and with Mitchell Pearce sidelined for the next three months, the Titans will be very confident of registering a sixth straight win over Newcastle on their home turf.

Indeed, the Titans are unbeaten against the Knights at Cbus Super Stadium since 2015. They have won the last five meetings at the venue and scored 30 or more points in all of those victories. It doesn’t get much more convincing than that.

Touted by many to play finals in 2021, the Titans have gone 2-2 to start the season as they continue to form combinations within their new-look team.

Encouragingly, big off-season recruits David Fifita and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui have been impressive to start the season. The Titans battled hard but were ultimately outclassed by 16 points against the Raiders last week.

Meanwhile, the Knights endured a horror day at the office last weekend, losing at home to the Dragons and seeing Pearce suffer a pectoral injury that will see him miss up to three months.

Newcastle have now lost back-to-back home games after going down to the Tigers a fortnight ago and now must visit a ground they haven’t won at in six years.

There is some good news for Knights fans with Kalyn Ponga a chance to return, but Pearce is a massive out and could impact their chances to make the eight.

Overall, the stats are too big to ignore here. The Titans have won the last five encounters at this ground and scored 30 points in all of them. Gold Coast to prevail comfortably again.

Titans vs Knights Teams

Brian Kelly returns from a broken hand to replace the injured Anthony Don in the Titans backline, while Ash Taylor has been named in the reserves.

Kalyn Ponga has been named at fullback for the Knights, but Mitchell Pearce is a huge out in the halves, with Blake Green and Connor Watson the new pairing. Chris Randall, Pasami Saulo and Brodie Jones join the bench.

Titans team: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Phillip Sami 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin Clark 18. Beau Fermor 19. Herman Ese’ese 20. Sam McIntyre 21. Ashley Taylor

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To’a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Connor Watson 7. Blake Green 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Sauaso Sue 14. Chris Randall 15. Pasami Saulo 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Jack Johns 19. Brayden Musgrove 20. Simi Sasagi 21. Garrett Smith

Titans vs Knights Stats

  • Titans have won the last five meetings between the teams at Cbus Super Stadium
  • Titans have scored 30 points or more in all of those wins
  • The Titans’ biggest win of 2020 came against the Knights (36-6)
  • Newcastle’s average losing margin against the Titans in their last five meetings is 21.8 points
  • Mitchell Barnett has scored a try in three of his last four games vs the Titans
  • Corey Thompson has scored two tries in his four games this season

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