Eels vs Cowboys Round 8 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Eels vs Cowboys Tips

A potential match of the round awaits in Darwin on Saturday night as the Parramatta Eels and North Queensland Cowboys collide in a top five showdown.

Eels vs Cowboys Tips, Preview & Predictions

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL Round 8 betting tips, predictions and preview by our NRL footy tips experts – Cowboys have won four of the last seven meetings between the teams…

Eels vs Cowboys H2H Prediction


Eels vs Cowboys Tips

Best Cowboys +10.5 line odds $1.87 with bet365

  • Cowboys have won four of the last seven meetings between the teams
  • Cowboys have covered the +10.5 line in six of their seven games this season
  • Cowboys have won two of their last three games at TIO Stadium
  • Two of the last three games involving both teams have been decided by a 1-12 margin

Eels vs Cowboys Same Game Multi Tips

  • Kyle Feldt has scored a try in five of his last six games vs Eels
  • Dylan Brown has scored a try in three of his last four games

Eels vs Cowboys Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 30
Time: 7.35pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: TIO Stadium


Eels vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 21/8/21: Eels 32-16 Cowboys
  • 3/7/20: Eels 42-4 Cowboys
  • 18/5/19: Cowboys 17-10 Eels
  • 24/8/18: Cowboys 44-6 Eels
  • 9/6/18: Eels 20-14 Cowboys

Eels vs Cowboys Preview & Prediction

The Top End gets its first taste of footy for 2022 as the Eels and Cowboys take their Round 8 clash to Darwin to conclude Super Saturday.

It promises to be a cracking contest between two teams in the top five coming off big and convincing victories over the long weekend.

Parramatta bounced back strongly from their shock loss to the Tigers and depleted backline stocks, completely obliterating the hapless Knights 39-2.

It was a dreadful performance from Newcastle, but the Eels were terrific, once again led by Mitch Moses, who now leads the try assists rankings by five over Cameron Munster and Ben Hunt.

Consistency is the main issue for the Eels –  on their day they can beat anyone (see their golden point win away to Melbourne), but they still have a tendency to put in flat performances any given week.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys are having a great start to the season – it’s the first time they have held a winning record heading into Round 8 since 2017.

Still, it’s hard to gauge what sort of form the Cowboys are really in. Their four wins this season have been over the Raiders (twice), Broncos and Titans, while they have lost to the likes of the Bulldogs (their only win) and Warriors (just leaked 70 points vs Storm).

There’s no doubt the Cowboys have been playing some excellent football though – their backline, led by Valentine Holmes, has been potent, Tom Dearden and Chad Townsend have been solid in the halves and Jason Taumalolo is back to his rampaging best. Then you’ve got teen sensation Jeremiah Nanai, who is proving to be one of the hottest young prodigies in the game.

VERDICT:

Parramatta certainly deserve favouritism, but we’re not sure we can justify backing them at just $1.28. However, the Cowboys have yet to really beat a team of any real quality this season, so this game will say a lot as to how they’re really tracking.

Regardless, the Cowboys enjoy playing up north and the heat and humidity in Darwin will certainly be to their benefit. We’ll take a punt and take the Cowboys at the +10.5 line, which they’ve covered in six of their seven games this season (Best Cowboys +10.5 line odds $1.87 with bet365.)


Eels vs Cowboys Teams

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

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Heilum Luki 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Reuben Cotter 17. Griffin Neame 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 20. Connelly Lemuelu 21. Ben Condon 22. Emry Pere 23. Brendan Elliot 24. Ben Hampton


Eels vs Cowboys Stats

  • Cowboys have won four of the last seven meetings between the teams
  • Cowboys have covered the +10.5 line in six of their seven games this season
  • Cowboys have won two of their last three games at TIO Stadium
  • Two of the last three games involving both teams have been decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Kyle Feldt has scored a try in five of his last six games vs Eels
  • Dylan Brown has scored a try in three of his last four games

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