Dragons vs Cowboys Round 24 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Dragons vs Cowboys Tips

Either the St George Illawarra Dragons or North Queensland Cowboys will break their respective losing streaks when they clash in NRL Round 24 action on Saturday.

Dragons vs Cowboys Tips, Preview & Predictions

St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL Round 24 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Cowboys are conceding an average of 34 points per game since their bye in Round 13, while the Dragons have leaked an average of 34 points per game in their last six matches…

Dragons vs Cowboys Tips

Best Over 50.5 points odds with Ladbrokes

  • Dragons are on a six-match losing streak
  • Cowboys are on a 10-match losing streak
  • Dragons have conceded 34 points per game in their last six games
  • Cowboys have conceded 34 points per game since Round 13

Dragons vs Cowboys Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Valentine Holmes has scored a try in his last three games vs Dragons
  • Kyle Feldt has scored seven tries in his last nine games
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored a try in his last two games and last three vs Cowboys

Dragons vs Cowboys Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 30
Time: 3.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Browne Park


Dragons vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 20/3/21: Cowboys 18-25 Dragons
  • 6/9/20: Cowboys 23-22 Dragons
  • 28/6/19: Dragons 22-14 Cowboys
  • 16/3/19: Cowboys 24-12 Dragons
  • 21/7/18: Cowboys 10-24 Dragons

Dragons vs Cowboys Preview and Prediction

One of the Dragons and Cowboys will have to relearn the words to their victory song when they square off on Saturday afternoon.

The Dragons are somehow still mathematically in the finals hunt despite six straight defeats, but due to a terrible points differential, they need to win their final two games and hope a miracle happens where the other teams are concerned if they are to sneak into the eight.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys’ season was done and dusted a while ago and they head into this clash on the back of 10 consecutive losses.

Whoever emerges victorious here is a lottery, with both sides absolutely abysmal in defence – the Cowboys are conceding an average of 34 points per game since their bye in Round 13, while the Dragons have let in 34 points per game during their current six-match losing streak.

St George Illawarra showed flashes of brilliance last week, but they still shipped 40 points to an undermanned Roosters outfit.

North Queensland were poor last week against a Parramatta side who had lost four matches on the trot, going down 32-16.

As expected, it’s tough to justify either side coming out on top in this showdown.

VERDICT:

Considering both teams have a fragile defence, we can expect a decent amount of points to be scored on a sunny afternoon in Rockhampton (Best Over 50.5 points odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes).

With star players Jason Taumalolo and Kyle Feldt returning for the Cowboys, they are decent value as the underdogs.


Dragons vs Cowboys Teams

Tyrell Sloan replaces Matt Dufty at fullback for the Dragons, while Blake Lawrie is back from a hand injury. Freddy Lussick will share hooker duties with Jayden Sullivan.

Jason Taumalolo, Kyle Feldt and Murray Taulagi are all expected to return for the Cowboys.

Dragons team: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Corey Norman 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Jayden Sullivan 10. Josh Mcguire 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jack de Belin 14. Freddy Lussick 15. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jackson Ford 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Gerard Beale 21. Josh Kerr

Cowboys team: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Ben Hampton 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Jason Taumalolo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Ben Condon 12. Heilum Luki 13. Reuben Cotter 14. Jake Granville 15. Jeremiah Nanai 16. Mitchell Dunn 17. Griffin Neame 18. Tom Gilbert 19. Daejarn Asi 20. Francis Molo 21. Laitia Moceidreke


Dragons vs Cowboys Stats

  • Dragons are on a six-match losing streak
  • Cowboys are on a 10-match losing streak
  • Dragons have conceded 34 points per game in their last six games
  • Cowboys have conceded 34 points per game since Round 13
  • Valentine Holmes has scored a try in his last three games vs Dragons
  • Kyle Feldt has scored seven tries in his last nine games
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored a try in his last two games and last three vs Cowboys

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