Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Tips

Papua New Guinea and Fiji are set to light up Campbelltown Stadium when the two proud nations collide on Saturday night.

Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Tips, Prediction & Preview

Papua New Guinea vs Fiji free expert Rugby League tips, predictions and preview – PNG have covered the +10.5 line in 10 of their 12 previous meetings with Fiji…

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Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Tips

Best PNG +10.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365

  • PNG have won eight of the 12 previous meetings between the teams
  • PNG have covered the +10.5 line in 10 of the 12 previous encounters
  • PNG are 2-0 at Campbelltown Stadium
  • Fiji are 0-2 at Campbelltown Stadium
  • Under 46.5 points has landed in the last seven meetings
  • The last four meetings have been decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Justin Olam has scored six tries in nine games for PNG
  • Maika Sivo has scored two tries in his three games for Fiji

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Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Match Details

🌏 Competition: Rugby League International
🗓 Date: Saturday June 27
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Campbelltown Stadium


Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 9/11/19: Fiji 22-20 PNG
  • 23/6/18: PNG 26-14 Fiji
  • 7/5/16: Fiji 22-24 PNG
  • 2/5/15: PNG 10-22 Fiji
  • 5/11/11: PNG 26-0 Fiji

Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Preview & Prediction

Entertainment is guaranteed on Saturday night as Papua New Guinea and Fiji square off for the first time since 2019, with the two nations concluding a triple-header of Rugby League internationals.

PNG and Fiji will be locking horns for the first time since 2019. The Kumals have won eight of the 12 previous meetings between the nations, but Fiji prevailed 22-20 in their last clash. PNG did get the better of the Bati 26-14 when the teams last played in Campbelltown in 2018 and are a perfect 2-0 at the venue.

Papua New Guinea’s side are headlined by NRL stars Alex Johnston and Justin Olam, while David Mead will captain the side at centre, with Lachlan Lam playing halfback.

Johnston and Olam are two of the NRL’s best finishers and will be targets in the backline, with Johnston lining up at fullback for his third cap for the Kumuls.

Fiji are equipped with a powerful backline consisting of Maika Sivo, Mikaele Ravalawa, Semi Valemei and Waqa Blake, with Kevin Naiqama co-captaining the team at five-eighth.

Panthers star Viliame Kikau is the other co-captain as he plays his 12th Test match, while the Bati forward pack has more NRL experience with the likes of Tui Kamikamica and Taane Milne.

VERDICT:

It promises to be a cracking contest full of electric attack and massive hits in defence. It’s usually tough to predict these sorts of games, but the value certainly lies with PNG.

Papua New Guinea have won eight of the 12 previous meetings and covered the +10.5 line set for Saturday night in 10 of those games. With PNG 2-0 in Campbelltown, we like the Kumuls as outsiders here (Best PNG +10.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365.)


Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Teams

PNG team: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Robert Derby 3. David Mead 4. Justin Olam 5. Terry Wapi 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Lachlan Lam 8. Epel Kapinias 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Sylvester Namo 11. Dan Russell 12. Nixon Putt 13. Jacob Alick 14. Liam Horne 15. Emmanuel Waine 16. McKenzie Yei 17. Dilbert Issac 18. Junior Rop 19. Sherwin Tanabi 20. Solo Wane

Fiji team: 1. Sunia Turuva 2. Mikaele Ravalawa 3. Semi Valemei 4. Waqa Blake 5. Maika Sivo 6. Kevin Naiqama 7. Nautu’a Masima 8. Joseph Ratuvakacerivalu 9. Penioni Tagituimua 10. Tui Kamikamica 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Taniela Sadrugu 13. Taane Milne 14. Isaac Lumelume 15. Pio Seci 16. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 17. Kaylen Miller 18. Ralulu Nasoki 19. Waqasaqa Qiolevu 20. Mesake Kurukitoga


Papua New Guinea vs Fiji Stats

  • PNG have won eight of the 12 previous meetings between the teams
  • PNG have covered the +10.5 line in 10 of the 12 previous encounters
  • PNG are 2-0 at Campbelltown Stadium
  • Fiji are 0-2 at Campbelltown Stadium
  • Under 46.5 points has landed in the last seven meetings
  • The last four meetings have been decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Justin Olam has scored six tries in nine games for PNG
  • Maika Sivo has scored two tries in his three games for Fiji

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