Wests Tigers vs Dragons Round 12 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Wests Tigers vs Dragons Tips

Both the Tigers and Dragons are aiming to bounce back from heartbreaking last-start defeats when they face off in Round 12 of the NRL on Friday night.

Wests Tigers vs Dragons Tips, Preview & Predictions

Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons free NRL tips, predictions and preview – Bankwest Stadium is seeing an average of 36 points this season, while seven of the last eight meetings between the sides have gone under the total points line…

Wests Tigers vs Dragons Tips

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Wests Tigers vs Dragons Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday May 28
Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Bankwest Stadium

Wests Tigers vs Dragons Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 2/5/21: Dragons 8-16 Tigers
  • 15/3/20: Dragons 14-24 Tigers
  • 1/9/19: Dragons 14-42 Tigers
  • 18/8/18: Tigers 10-20 Dragons
  • 15/7/18: Dragons 16-20 Tigers

Wests Tigers vs Dragons Preview and Prediction

After letting wins slip within their grasp last week, both the Tigers and Dragons will be desperate for the two points when they collide at Bankwest on Friday night.

The Tigers led the Warriors by two points with less than 20 minutes remaining but couldn’t hold on, ultimately succumbing 30-26.

That defeat means the Tigers still haven’t won back-to-back matches since June 2020 and saw them fail to build on what was an impressive 36-18 win over the Knights during Magic Round.

Languishing in 14th spot on the ladder with just three wins from their 11 games this season, the Tigers are already in must-win territory if they harbour ambitions of making the finals.

Fortunately for them, they are coming up against one of the three teams they have beaten on Friday night in the Dragons.

St George Illawarra started the season with a bang but have come crashing back down to earth, losing five of their last six games to slip to seventh on the ladder.

The Dragons went down 13-12 in golden point last week to a Sharks side who had lost six games on the trot, while they were humbled 44-18 by a Storm side who were missing their big guns the previous week in Magic Round.

Attack has become an issue for the Dragons, with the team only scoring 20 points once in the last six weeks – and that was against the last-placed Bulldogs.

It’s a crunch game for both sides and neither are reliable at the moment. In saying that, the Tigers have won four of the last five meetings between the sides and most of those games have been relatively low-scoring. Backing the Tigers to edge this in another low-scoring and tight affair.

Wests Tigers vs Dragons Teams

James Roberts returns for the Tigers on the wing, pushing Joey Leilua out of the side, while Tom Amone comes onto the bench for Jake Simpkin.

Tariq Sims is back for the Dragons and replaces the suspended Josh Kerr, while Gerard Beale gets his first start for the Dragons in the centres.

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Tommy Talau 5. James Roberts 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Tom Amone 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Kiah Cooper

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Brayden Wiliame 3. Jack Bird 4. Gerard Beale 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford 14. Talatau Amone 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jaiyden Hunt 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Adam Clune 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Billy Brittain

Wests Tigers vs Dragons Stats

  • Tigers have won four of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Dragons have lost five of their last six games
  • Seven of the last eight games between the teams have gone under the total points line
  • Dragons have failed to score 20 points in five of their last six games
  • David Nofoaluma has scored at least one try in his last six matches with the Tigers as favourites
  • Cody Ramsey has scored a try in two of his last three games

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