Roosters vs Titans NRL Round 9 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Roosters vs Titans Tips

Sydney Roosters look to bounce back after a fortnight of disappointment when they face the struggling Gold Coast Titans in Mackay on Saturday.

Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans free NRL Round 9 expert rugby league tips, predictions and preview – the Roosters have won the last eight meetings between the teams…

Roosters vs Titans H2H Prediction


Roosters vs Titans Tips

Best Roosters -3.5 & over 36.5 points odds $1.95 with bet365

  • Roosters have won the last eight meetings between the teams
  • Roosters’ last three wins over Titans have been by 1-12 margins
  • Three of the last four meetings have produced over 36.5 points
  • Titans have lost their last four games

Roosters vs Titans Same Game Multi Tips

  • James Tedesco has scored a try in four of his last five games vs Titans
  • Sitili Tupouniua has scored a try in three of his last four games and crossed in one game in Mackay last year
  • Brian Kelly has scored a try in his last two games vs Roosters

Roosters vs Titans Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 7
Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: BB Print Stadium


Roosters vs Titans Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 11/9/21: Roosters 25-24 Titans
  • 12/6/21: Titans 34-35 Roosters
  • 1/8/20: Roosters 18-12 Titans
  • 4/8/19: Roosters 58-6 Titans
  • 15/7/18: Titans 12-20 Roosters

Roosters vs Titans Preview & Prediction

It’s a must-win game for the Roosters if they want to be known as genuine top four contenders when they take their home game to Mackay to face the embattled Titans on Saturday.

Touted as one of the leading contenders for the premiership at the start of the season, the Roosters have been distinctively average throughout the eight rounds and come into this clash with a 4-4 record.

The Roosters have been hugely disappointing over the last two weeks, losing to the lowly Dragons and Bulldogs, with both defeats coming by four points or less.

It shows the Roosters could have won both of those games, but the fact they couldn’t ice games against competition battlers illustrates just how down on confidence the team is.

Luke Keary is struggling to make an impact upon his return from knee surgery and his partnership with young Sam Walker in the halves needs to improve if the Roosters are to start turning heads.

Meanwhile, the Titans have been woeful over the last month and come into this encounter on the back of a four-match losing streak.

Gold Coast have only managed to score one try in their last two matches, marking the third time in their last five outings they’ve been restricted to just one four-pointer.

Attack has become a big issue, while their last two defeats have been by 13+ margins. Nothing is working for the Titans right now and Justin Holbrook has a lot of work to do in order to get his side into a groove.

VERDICT:

The Roosters have been disappointing over the last two weeks, but a team with this much quality have to figure it out sooner rather than later – and a trip to Mackay to face one of the competition’s current worst teams could be just what they need in order to regain their mojo.

The Roosters have won their last eight meetings with the Titans, so we’ll back them to win by more than a try’s margin with over 36.5 points, which has landed in three of the last four encounters between the teams (Best Roosters -3.5 & over 36.5 points odds $1.95 with bet365.)


Roosters vs Titans Teams

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Lachlan Lam 19. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 20. Ben Marschke 21. Naufahu Whyte 22. Kevin Naiqama 23. Billy Smith 24. Renouf Atoni

Titans team: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Will Smith 7. Toby Sexton 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Isaac Liu 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Beau Fermor 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Sam McIntyre 18. Jamayne Isaako 19. Paul Turner 20. Esan Marsters 21. Phillip Sami 22. Jayden Campbell 23. Sosefo Fifita 24. Jaimin Jolliffe


Roosters vs Titans Stats

  • Roosters have won the last eight meetings between the teams
  • Roosters’ last three wins over Titans have been by 1-12 margins
  • Three of the last four meetings have produced over 36.5 points
  • Titans have lost their last four games
  • James Tedesco has scored a try in four of his last five games vs Titans
  • Sitili Tupouniua has scored a try in three of his last four games and crossed in one game in Mackay last year
  • Brian Kelly has scored a try in his last two games vs Roosters

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