Warriors vs Sharks Round 21 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Warriors vs Sharks Tips

Both the New Zealand Warriors and Cronulla Sharks are looking to boost their finals chances when they clash in NRL Round 21 action on Saturday.

Warriors vs Sharks Tips, Preview & Predictions

New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks free NRL Round 21 betting tips, predictions and preview – 19 of the last 21 meetings between the teams have produced under 54.5 total points…

Warriors vs Sharks Tips

Best Under 54.5 points odds with Ladbrokes

  • Warriors have covered the -9.5 line in 13 of their 19 matches this season
  • Sharks have only won by eight or more points four times this season
  • Nineteen of the last 21 meetings between the teams have seen under 54.5 total points
  • Warriors have seen under 54.5 points in five of their last six matches
  • Sharks have seen under 54.5 points in 13 of their last 15 matches

Warriors vs Sharks Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Reece Walsh has scored a try in seven of his last nine games
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored six tries in his last eight games and at least one try in three of his last four matches vs Sharks

Warriors vs Sharks Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 7
Time: 3.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium


Warriors vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 11/7/21: Sharks 20-12 Warriors
  • 13/9/20: Sharks 22-14 Warriors
  • 19/7/20: Warriors 10-46 Sharks
  • 24/8/19: Sharks 42-16 Warriors
  • 19/7/19: Warriors 19-18 Sharks

Warriors vs Sharks Preview and Prediction

It’s a massive game for both the Warriors and Sharks as the race for a finals spot continues to heat up as we enter the final rounds of the regular season.

Cronulla are in a far better position than the Warriors, sitting in eighth spot with their destiny in their own hands.

However, they’ve lost Steve Johnson and Matt Moylan to injury and might struggle to score points with the makeshift halves pairing of Connor Tracey and Braydon Trindall.

The Sharks have lost two of their last three, with their only win in that period coming against the last-placed Bulldogs. Not entirely convincing form of a team wanting to play the finals.

Meanwhile, it’s absolutely must-win time for the Warriors, who are four points adrift of the Sharks with their season hanging in the balance here.

It’s been a tough season for the Warriors, who of course were forced to leave their families behind in New Zealand, while superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has already left the club.

In saying that, the Warriors snapped a seven-match losing streak by upsetting the Tigers last week and have some big guns back this week in the form of Addin Fonua-Blake, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Matt Lodge.

VERDICT:

Cronulla are the big favourites with the bookies, but I can’t tip a team that has lost more games than they’ve won this season without their two halves at those odds.

The Warriors aren’t faring any better, but they’ve been in most games this season, losing seven games by eight points or less. We’ll be backing the Warriors to cover the line, while we also believe the total points line has been set a little high considering the Sharks are without their halves (Best under 54.5 points odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes).


Warriors vs Sharks Teams

Chanel Harris-Tavita, Addin Fonua-Blake and Matthew Lodge are all in for the Warriors, along with Josh Curran, while Jazz Tevaga starts at hooker for Taniela Otukolo.

Matt Moylan will likely remain sidelined for the Sharks, while Jesse Ramien has been included to return from an ear infection.

Warriors team: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Peta Hiku 4. Viliami Vailea 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Jazz Tevaga 10. Matt Lodge 11. Euan Aitken 12. Josh Curran 13. Bayley Sironen 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Kane Evans 17. Eliesa Katoa 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 20. Edward Kosi 21. Jack Murchie 22. Adam Pompey

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Will Chambers 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Connor Tracey 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Jack Williams 14. Braden Hamlin-Uele 15. Royce Hunt 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Joniah Lualua 19. Luke Metcalf 20. Billy Magoulias 21. Matt Moylan


Warriors vs Sharks Stats

  • Warriors have covered the -9.5 line in 13 of their 19 matches this season
  • Sharks have only won by eight or more points four times this season
  • Nineteen of the last 21 meetings between the teams have seen under 54.5 total points
  • Warriors have seen under 54.5 points in five of their last six matches
  • Sharks have seen under 54.5 points in 13 of their last 15 matches
  • Reece Walsh has scored a try in seven of his last nine games
  • Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored six tries in his last eight games and at least one try in three of his last four matches vs Sharks

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