Sharks vs Warriors Round 17 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview

Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Sharks vs Warriors Tips

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Sharks vs Warriors Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Sunday September 13
Time: 6.30pm AEST
? Stadium: Jubilee Stadium

Sharks vs Warriors 2020 Form (last five matches)

Sharks (LWLWL)

  • R13: Sharks 12-14 Eels
  • R14: Sharks 30-18 Titans
  • R15: Panthers 38-12 Sharks
  • R16: Sharks 28-12 Cowboys
  • R17: Knights 38-10 Sharks

Warriors (WLWWL)

  • R13: Sea Eagles 22-26 Warriors
  • R14: Warriors 12-18 Panthers
  • R15: Bulldogs 14-20 Warriors
  • R16: Warriors 36-6 Knights
  • R17: Warriors 18-24 Eels

Warriors vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

Sharks have won six of their last seven encounters.

  • 19/7/20: Warriors 10-46 Sharks
  • 24/8/19: Sharks 42-16 Warriors
  • 19/7/19: Warriors 19-18 Sharks
  • 29/6/18: Warriors 15-18 Sharks
  • 28/7/17: Warriors 12-26 Sharks

Sharks vs Warriors Preview and Prediction

It’s officially do or die for the Warriors and their brave 2020 season as they look to keep their faint finals hopes alive against a Sharks side coming off a 28-point thrashing to Newcastle.

The Warriors could have come to within two points of the Sharks in eighth had they been able to knock off the Eels last week, but they have another opportunity to close the gap on Sunday night.

With four wins from their last six games and covering the line in each of their last seven matches, the Warriors have competed superbly over the last two months.

It would have been so easy to throw in the towel, but they are fighting to the bitter end and represent tremendous value as underdogs in this clash.

Cronulla have been up and down all season – their attack can be blistering at times, but their defence is among the worst in the competition.

As a result, it’s no surprise their consistency has been poor. A last-start loss to the Knights where they conceded 38 points doesn’t bode well for this fixture.

The Sharks have lost some key players for this game, despite welcoming back Shaun Johnson, and I think they’ll struggle again. The Warriors, dare I say it, have been consistent and reliable over the last couple of months and I’m happy to back them as underdogs to finish up Round 18.

Sharks vs Warriors Teams

Shaun Johnson returns for the Sharks, but Chad Townsend is suspended. Wade Graham is also out due to suspension, while Sione Katoa is back from a chest injury.

Eels loan players George Jennings and Daniel Alvaro both return, with Gerard Beale and Josh Curran dropping out for the Warriors.

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Connor Tracey 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Teig Wilton 15. Jack Williams 16. Andrew Fifita 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Bryson Goodwin 20. Braydon Trindall 21. Billy Magoulias

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Adam Pompey 3. Hayze Perham 4. Peta Hiku 5. George Jennings 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Karl Lawton 10. Isaiah Papali’i 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Lachlan Burr 18. Josh Curran 20. Paul Turner 21. Tom Ale 22. Gerard Beale

Cronulla vs Warriors Stats

  • Sharks have won six of their last seven meetings
  • Warriors have covered the line in their last seven matches
  • The favourite has won each of Cronulla’s last 10 matches
  • Sione Katoa has scored at least one try in his last five matches with Cronulla as favourite
  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored at least one try in three of the Warriors’ last four matches
  • Thirteen of the Sharks’ last 15 matches have gone over the total points line

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