Eels vs Raiders Round 19 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Eels vs Raiders Tips

Parramatta Eels look to further cement their top four status when they face a resurgent Canberra Raiders side to launch NRL Round 19 action on Thursday night.

Eels vs Raiders Tips, Preview & Predictions

Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders free NRL Round 19 betting tips, predictions and preview – the last nine meetings between the teams have produced under 48.5 points…

Eels vs Raiders Tips

Best Eels win & under 48.5 points odds with Sportsbet

  • Eels have won the last three meetings between the teams
  • Eels have won nine of their last 12 games
  • Eels haven’t lost to a team currently outside the top eight all season
  • Raiders have lost nine of their last 13 games
  • The last nine meetings between the teams have produced under 48.5 points
  • Seven of the Eels’ last nine games have seen under 48.5 points

Eels vs Raiders Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi odds with Sportsbet

  • Maika Sivo has scored 15 tries in 16 games this season
  • Ryan Matterson scored a try last week vs Titans and has crossed in three of his last four when the Eels have been favourites
  • Jordan Rapana scored a try last week vs Sharks and has scored nine tries in 15 games in 2021

Eels vs Raiders Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday July 22
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium


Eels vs Raiders Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 17/4/21: Raiders 10-35 Eels
  • 27/6/20: Eels 24-24 Raiders (Eels won 25-24 in golden point)
  • 29/6/19: Eels 22-16 Raiders
  • 14/4/19: Raiders 19-0 Eels
  • 14/4/18: Raiders 18-2 Eels

Eels vs Raiders Preview and Prediction

Both the Eels and Raiders enjoyed opening wins at their makeshift home ground of Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast last week – who emerges triumphant when they clash on Thursday night?

Parramatta have been flowing along nicely with nine wins from their last 12 games to sit comfortably inside the top four.

A top two finish isn’t out of the question for the Eels, but they will need to keep winning in order to keep pace with Penrith and Melbourne, who have been on another level all season.

The Eels took advantage of a 12-man Titans side in the opening half of last week’s clash to run in three quick tries and hold on for a 26-8 victory.

Mitch Moses is sidelined with a back fracture for the Eels and as a result, another relatively low-scoring game could be on the cards here.

Adding further fuel to a low-scoring game is the fact Jack Wighton is also out for the Raiders due to a rib problem.

Canberra have come from nowhere to be right on the brink of a finals spot, only outside of the top eight coming into Round 19 on points differential.

The Raiders looked down and out for 2021, but back-to-back upset wins over top eight sides Manly and Cronulla have put them right back in the conversation.

However, they will have to snap a three-match losing run to the Eels in order to preserve their mini winning streak.

VERDICT:

The Eels have been by far the more consistent team of the two sides throughout the season and deserve to be favourites here.

However, with both sides major attacking weapons sidelined – Moses and Wighton – we’ll be backing a low-scoring game.

The last nine meetings between the teams have seen under 48.5 points at the end of 80 minutes, while seven of the Eels’ last nine games have gone under that points total (Best Eels win & under 48.5 points odds $2.40 with Sportsbet).


Eels vs Raiders Teams

Mitchell Moses is out for the Eels with a back injury, with Jake Arthur once again partnering Dylan Brown in the halves. Junior Paulo is back after Origin duty, with Bryce Cartwright dropping out, while Blake Ferguson is back on the wing in place of Haze Dunster.

Jack Wighton is sidelined for the Raiders with a rib injury and boom fullback Xavier Savage is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder problem.

Jordan Rapana shifts to fullback, Harley Smith-Shields comes onto the wing and Matt Frawley starts in the halves.

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jakob Arthur 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Will Smith 18. Haze Dunster 19. Bryce Cartwright 20. Makahesi Makatoa 21. Joey Lussick

Raiders team: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Harley Smith-Shields 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Semi Valemei 6. Matt Frawley 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Hudson Young 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Matthew Timoko 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Joseph Tapine 18. Caleb Aekins 19. Ryan James 20. Siliva Havili 21. Trey Mooney


Eels vs Raiders Stats

  • Eels have won the last three meetings between the teams
  • Eels have won nine of their last 12 games
  • Eels haven’t lost to a team currently outside the top eight all season
  • Raiders have lost nine of their last 13 games
  • The last nine meetings between the teams have produced under 48.5 points
  • Seven of the Eels’ last nine games have seen under 48.5 points
  • Maika Sivo has scored 15 tries in 16 games this season
  • Ryan Matterson scored a try last week vs Titans and has crossed in three of his last four when the Eels have been favourites
  • Jordan Rapana scored a try last week vs Sharks and has scored nine tries in 15 games in 2021

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