Raiders vs Eels Round 12 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Canberra Raiders will be targeting another upset and a fourth win on the trot when they play host to the Parramatta Eels to conclude NRL Round 12 action on Sunday.

Raiders vs Eels Tips, Preview & Predictions

Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels free Round 12 NRL rugby league tips, predictions and preview – the Eels have only defeated the Raiders once in Canberra since 2007…

Raiders vs Eels H2H Prediction


Raiders vs Eels Tips

Best Under 40.5 total points odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes

  • Raiders are on a three-game winning streak
  • Raiders have won nine of their last 10 games vs Eels in Canberra dating back to 2007
  • Eels haven’t won back-to-back games since early April
  • Under 40.5 points has landed in five of the last seven meetings
  • Jordan Rapana has scored a try in his last two games vs eels
  • Waqa Blake has scored a try in eight of his last 11 games

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Raiders vs Eels Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday May 29
Time: 4.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: GIO Stadium


Raiders vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 22/7/21: Eels 10-12 Raiders
  • 17/4/21: Raiders 10-35 Eels
  • 27/6/20: Eels 25-24 Raiders
  • 29/6/19: Eels 22-16 Raiders
  • 14/4/19: Raiders 19-0 Eels

Raiders vs Eels Preview & Prediction

A fascinating clash awaits in the nation’s capital to close out NRL Round 12 as the Raiders and Eels square off on Sunday afternoon.

Canberra looked down and out after five straight defeats, but they’ve bounced back superbly over the last few weeks and bring a three-game winning streak into this encounter.

Ricky Stuart’s side turned things around with a gritty 14-4 home win over the Bulldogs before enjoying success on the road, crushing the high-flying Sharks 30-10 during Magic Round and putting 32 points in another 20-point triumph over the Rabbitohs.

All of a sudden, the Raiders are on the cusp of the top eight and receive a boost with halfback recruit Jamal Fogarty returning from injury to play his first game for the Green Machine.

Meanwhile, the Eels continue to be inconsistent, with Brad Arthur’s side failing to win back-to-back games since victories over the lowly Dragons and Titans in early April.

Parramatta have proven they can conquer the very best, defeating the Storm and Panthers on enemy territory already this season, but it’s winning these sorts of games on a regular basis that is their biggest challenge.

The Eels almost slipped up to the Sea Eagles last week at home before prevailing 22-20, so their form right now isn’t entirely convincing after a loss to the Roosters in Magic Round the previous week.

VERDICT:

Canberra are a decent shout for the upset here considering their dominant record at home against the Eels over the years.

Indeed, the Raiders have won nine of their last 10 games against the Eels in Canberra dating back to 2007, so Parramatta obviously don’t like this road trip.

We like the Green Machine to register a fourth straight win, while under 40.5 points looks a good bet as well, with five of the last seven meetings going under that total (Best Under 40.5 total points odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes.)


Raiders vs Eels Teams

Raiders team: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Adam Elliott 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Sebastian Kris 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Brad Schneider 19. Harry Rushton 20. James Schiller 21. Corey Harawira-Naera 22. Trey Mooney 23. Emre Guler 24. Matt Frawley

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Waqa Blake 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Isaiah Papali’i 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Ryan Matterson 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Nathan Brown 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Mitch Rein 21. Hayze Perham 22. Sean Russell 23. Ky Rodwell 24. Maika Sivo


Raiders vs Eels Stats

  • Raiders are on a three-game winning streak
  • Raiders have won nine of their last 10 games vs Eels in Canberra dating back to 2007
  • Eels haven’t won back-to-back games since early April
  • Under 40.5 points has landed in five of the last seven meetings
  • Jordan Rapana has scored a try in his last two games vs eels
  • Waqa Blake has scored a try in eight of his last 11 games

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