Parramatta Eels target their fifth straight win when they square off against the New Zealand Warriors in NRL Round 10 action on Sunday afternoon.
Warriors vs Eels Tips, Prediction & Preview
New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels free NRL pro tips, predictions and preview – the Eels have won their last four games by 13+ margins…
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Warriors vs Eels Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 15
⏰ Time: 1.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
Warriors vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)
- 6/9/20: Warriors 18-24 Eels
- 27/7/19: Eels 24-22 Warriors
- 18/5/18: Eels 14-24 Warriors
- 2/6/17: Eels 32-24 Warriors
- 9/4/17: Warriors 22-10 Eels
Warriors vs Eels Preview and Prediction
Parramatta Eels will be aiming to keep pace with undefeated competition leaders Penrith when they tackle the inconsistent Warriors on Saturday during Magic Round at Suncorp.
The Eels have been superb all season and come into this clash having won eight of their nine matches, including their last four by convincing 13+ margins.
Indeed, the Eels have been on fire with their attack, with the 260 points scored the most the club has ever scored through nine rounds in their history.
Parramatta were clinical in swatting away an out-of-form Raiders side and resident battlers Brisbane and Canterbury before recording their first win in four years over the Roosters last week.
It’s been a terrific response from the Eels after they limped out of the finals last season and so far they are proving they are genuine premiership contenders in 2021.
Meanwhile, the Warriors have gone win-loss for most of the season and head into this showdown smack bang in the middle of the ladder in eight spot with four wins to five losses.
The Warriors scored plenty of points last week against Manly – 32 to be exact – but the problem was their defence, which leaked 38 and ultimately saw them go down at Lottoland.
Having defeated the Titans and Dragons among others this season, the Warriors know they can beat teams above them on the ladder, but the Eels will prove a considerable step up in class.
The Eels have won three of the last four meetings between the teams, but they’ve played some close games in recent times, with the last five decided by 1-12 margins.
The Warriors enjoy playing at Suncorp in front of what is usually a strong Kiwi support base, but the Eels are flying and are favourites to continue their strong start to the season.
Warriors vs Eels Teams
Ben Murdoch-Masila returns for the Warriors in their only change from last week, with Bayley Sironen dropping to the reserves.
Brad Arthur has named his son Jakob to make his NRL debut at five-eighth for the suspended Dylan Brown, while Waqa Blake returns from injury at centre in place of the suspended Marata Niukore.
Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Edward Kosi 3. Adam Pompey 4. Rocco Berry 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Reece Walsh 18. Bayley Sironen 20. Jack Murchie 21. Eliesa Katoa 22. Euan Aitken
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. Ray Stone 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Joey Lussick 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Haze Dunster 21. Jordan Rankin
Warriors vs Eels Stats
- Eels have won three of the last four meetings between the teams
- The last five meetings between the sides have been decided by 1-12 margins
- Eels have won eight of their nine games this season
- Eels have scored a total of 260 points in the first nine rounds
- Warriors haven’t won back-to-back games in 2021
- Maika Sivo has scored nine tries in nine games this season
- Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored eight tries from 10 games against the Eels
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