Roosters vs Knights Round 18 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Roosters vs Knights Tips

The Roosters attempt to cement their top four status when they take on an understrength Knights side on Saturday night.

Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Roosters have won their last seven home matches against the Knights by 13+ marginsโ€ฆ


Roosters vs Knights Tips

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
Roosters 13+ $1.46 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ
Tedesco to score 1st, 2nd or last try $4.00 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Value Bet ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Margin Roosters $1.42
  • Anytime Tryscorer Brett Morris $1.52
  • Anytime Tryscorer Daniel Tupou $1.52
  • Anytime Tryscorer James Tedesco $1.72
  • Anytime Tryscorer Luke Keary $3.30
Same Game Multi $12.07 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

Roosters vs Knights Match Details

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: NRL
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Saturday September 12
โฐ Time: 7.30pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: SCG


Roosters vs Knights 2020 Form (last five matches)

Roosters (WLWWW)

  • R13: Dragons 16-24 Roosters
  • R14: Roosters 6-24 Storm
  • R15: Tigers 16-38 Roosters
  • R16: Roosters 58-12 Broncos
  • R17: Raiders 6-18 Roosters

Knights (WWWLW)

  • R13: Knights 44-4 Tigers
  • R14: Knights 26-24 Sea Eagles
  • R15: Knights 12-0 Cowboys
  • R16: Warriors 36-6 Knights
  • R17: Knights 38-10 Sharks

Roosters vs Knights Head to Head (last five matches)

Roosters have won four of their last five encounters.

  • 20/7/19: Roosters 48-10 Knights
  • 24/5/19: Knights 38-12 Roosters
  • 9/6/18: Knights 16-18 Roosters
  • 25/3/18: Roosters 38-8 Knights
  • 21/7/17: Roosters 28-4 Knights

Roosters vs Knights Preview and Prediction

Two-time reigning premiers the Roosters are looking lethal heading into the finals, and with their full compliment of players back, they will be confident of registering a comfortable victory over the Knights on Saturday.

The Roosters almost certainly wrapped up a top four spot with last weekโ€™s 12-point victory over the Raiders in what was the second Grand Final rematch of the season.

With the likes of Brett Morris, Daniel Tupou, Luke Keary, Boyd Cordner and Jared-Waerea Hargreaves back on deck, the Roosters appear almost impossible to stop.

Sonny Bill Williams was understandably off the pace in his first NRL game since 2014, but if he can get some match fitness heading into the finals, then watch out.

All in all, itโ€™s shaping as a relatively easy night at the office for the Roosters here.

Newcastle have rested star fullback Kalyn Ponga after he scored three tries in their romp over the Sharks last week – and without him, itโ€™s tough to see how the Knights can post enough points to hang with the Roosters.

The Knights also havenโ€™t beaten a side in the top four all season and have been fairly inconsistent from week to week, so itโ€™s unlikely they will trouble the tricolours.

Add in the Roostersโ€™ dominant home record over the Knights and this should be a fairly straightforward contest.

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
Roosters 13+ $1.46 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ
Tedesco to score 1st, 2nd or last try $4.00 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Value Bet ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Margin Roosters $1.42
  • Anytime Tryscorer Brett Morris $1.52
  • Anytime Tryscorer Daniel Tupou $1.52
  • Anytime Tryscorer James Tedesco $1.72
  • Anytime Tryscorer Luke Keary $3.30
Same Game Multi $12.07 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

Roosters vs Knights Teams

Jake Friend returns from a head knock for the Roosters in place of Freddy Lussick.

Kalyn Ponga, Mitch Barnett and Hymel Hunt have all been rested for the Knights, with Tex Hoy starting at fullback Edrick Lee returning from injury and Herman Eseโ€™ese starting at lock. Daniel Saifiti also returns on the bench.

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Nat Butcher 15. Lindsay Collins 16. Angus Crichton 17. Sonny Bill Williams 18. Poasa Faamausili 19. Mitchell Aubusson 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Ryan Hall

Knights: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Starford Toโ€™a 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Herman Eseโ€™ese 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Daniel Saifiti 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Sione Mataโ€™utia 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Tautau Moga 21. Chris Randall


Roosters vs Newcastle Stats

  • Roosters have won their last seven matches at home vs Knights
  • All of those wins were by 13+ margins
  • Brett Morris has scored a try in his last six matches in Sydney
  • Daniel Tupou has scored a try in his last three home matches vs Knights
  • Luke Keary has scored a try in five of his last seven matches vs Knights

Roosters vs Newcastle Best Bet

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
Roosters 13+ $1.46 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

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