Eels vs Cowboys Round 23 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Eels vs Cowboys Tips

Parramatta Eels will be desperate to snap their four-game losing streak when they face the lowly North Queensland Cowboys in Round 23 of the NRL on Saturday night.

Eels vs Cowboys Tips, Preview & Predictions

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL Round 23 betting tips, predictions and preview – the last 10 meetings between these teams have produced under 51.5 points…

Eels vs Cowboys Tips

Best Eels win & Under 51.5 points odds with Ladbrokes

  • Cowboys are on a nine-match losing streak
  • Cowboys have lost nine of their 10 matches away from Townsville this season
  • Cowboys have only defeated one team currently in the top eight all season
  • The last 10 meetings between the teams have produced under 51.5 points

Eels vs Cowboys Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Kyle Feldt has scored eight tries in his last six games vs Eels and has scored a try in three of his last four matches
  • Isaiah Papali’i has scored seven tries this season and is good value to barge over vs a weak Cowboys defence

Eels vs Cowboys Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 21
Time: 7.35pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium


Eels vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 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
  • 16/9/17: Eels 16-24 Cowboys

Eels vs Cowboys Preview and Prediction

It’s not quite panic stations for Parramatta, but it most certainly will be if they fail to beat the Cowboys on Saturday night at Cbus Super Stadium

The Eels have dropped out of the top four for the first time since Round 5 after losing four matches on the bounce and now look well off the pace to challenge for the premiership.

Parramatta’s attack has dried up suddenly, with the return of Mitchell Moses not improving the side in the opposition 20. Indeed, the Eels have only scored 32 points combined in their last four matches, while they have been crushed 40-12 and 56-10 by the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles over the last fortnight.

While the Eels are assured of a finals spot, they need to improve quickly if they are to make any sort of impact in September.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys are woeful out of form and come into this encounter on the back of a nine-match losing streak.

North Queensland have only won one match outside of Townsville all season and couldn’t even beat the Tigers in front of their own fans last week.

That doesn’t bode well for this clash or any of their remaining games for the season. There’s no better chance for the Eels to rediscover their attacking mojo than against this Cowboys side.

VERDICT:

We’re not expecting the Eels to blitz the Cowboys, but they really should do enough to snap their four-match losing run.

With the last games between the sides seeing under 51.5 total points and with both sides struggling in attack, we’re liking the unders here as our best bet (Best Eels win & Under 51.5 points odds $2.69 with Ladbrokes).


Eels vs Cowboys Teams

Oregon Kaufusi is set to play for the Eels after missing last week with concussion, while Will Penisini and Haze Dunster come into the backline.

Jason Taumalolo and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow have been named on an extended bench for the Cowboys and need to pass late fitness tests to feature, while Reuben Cotter makes his return on the bench.

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Isaiah Papali’i 9. Joey Lussick 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Nathan Brown 14. Will Smith 15. Bryce Cartwright 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Makahesi Makatoa 18. Ray Stone 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Sean Russell 21. Jakob Arthur

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


Eels vs Cowboys Stats

  • Cowboys are on a nine-match losing streak
  • Cowboys have lost nine of their 10 matches away from Townsville this season
  • Cowboys have only defeated one team currently in the top eight all season
  • The last 10 meetings between the teams have produced under 51.5 points
  • Kyle Feldt has scored eight tries in his last six games vs Eels and has scored a try in three of his last four matches
  • Isaiah Papali’i has scored seven tries this season and is good value to barge over vs a weak Cowboys defence

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