Eels vs Sea Eagles Round 11 Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Eels vs Sea Eagles Tips

Fierce rivals Parramatta Eels and Manly Sea Eagles collide in a blockbuster showdown to conclude NRL Round 11 action at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday.

Eels vs Sea Eagles Tips, Preview & Predictions

Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Sea Eagles have won 18 of their last 24 matches with Tom Trbojevic in their side…

Eels vs Sea Eagles Tips

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Eels vs Sea Eagles Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday May 23
Time: 4.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Eels vs Sea Eagles Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 18/7/20: Sea Eagles 22-18 Eels
  • 6/6/20: Eels 19-16 Sea Eagles
  • 6/9/19: Eels 32-16 Sea Eagles
  • 21/7/19: Sea Eagles 36-24 Eels
  • 22/4/18: Eels 44-10 Sea Eagles

Eels vs Sea Eagles Preview and Prediction

Arguably the match of the round awaits at Bankwest on Sunday afternoon as the Eels and Sea Eagles square off in a heavyweight encounter between two of the competition’s in-form sides.

Parramatta are flying to start the season, winning nine of their 10 games, with their only defeat an upset to the Dragons back in Round 5.

The Eels have built up a strong defence that concedes an average of just 14 points per game, but Mitchell Moses and Clint Gutherston are also leading an explosive attack that has seen them win their last five matches by 13+ margins, scoring 30+ points in all of those victories.

However, only one of those wins has come against a current top eight side, so this clash will give a true indication of where the Eels stand after 11 rounds.

Meanwhile, the Sea Eagles have surged from last into the top eight on the back of Tom Trbojevic’s return from injury.

Manly have won four of their five matches since Tommy Turbo came back into the side, scoring 36+ points in all of those victories.

Trbojevic has established a fantastic combination with Daly Cherry-Evans and lightning quick winger Jason Saab and the points have flowed as a result.

Saab has scored at least one try in his last six games, Trbojevic has crossed for six tries in five games since his return, while Cherry-Evans produced two try assists in the 50-6 win over the Broncos last week and has made 10 tackle breaks in his last two games.

It all shapes to what should be a cracking contest on Sunday. The Eels deserve favouritism, but the value is with Manly here.

The Sea Eagles are a different side with Tommy Turbo present – they can produce the upset here in what might turn out to be a low-scoring contest, with an average of 36 points scored at Bankwest this season.

Eels vs Sea Eagles Teams

Just one change to the Eels side that beat the Warriors last week, with Joey Lussick joining the interchange in place of Ray Stone.

Kieran Foran is out for the next 2-4 weeks for Manly, with Cade Cust coming into the side in the halves.

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Shaun Lane 16. Joey Lussick 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Ray Stone 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Haze Dunster 21. Jordan Rankin

Sea Eagles team: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Moses Suli 15. Zac Saddler 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua

Eels vs Sea Eagles Stats

  • Sea Eagles have won five of their last six games
  • Eels have won nine of their 10 games in 2021
  • The last two games between the sides have been decided by four points or less
  • Those two games saw 40 points or less scored
  • Bankwest Stadium has seen an average of 36 points scored this season
  • Jason Saab has scored a try in his last six matches
  • Tom Trbojevic has scored six tries in his last five games
  • Maika Sivo has scored 27 tries in 27 games at Bankwest

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