Roosters vs Knights Round 19 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Roosters vs Knights Tips

Sydney Roosters look to keep pace with the top four when they come up against the Newcastle Knights in NRL Round 19 action on Friday.

Roosters vs Knights Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights free NRL Round 19 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Roosters have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the teams…

Roosters vs Knights Tips

Best Roosters win & under 49.5 points odds with Ladbrokes

  • Roosters have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the teams
  • Roosters have won by an average margin of 32-12 in that period
  • Roosters have seen under 49.5 points in their last three games
  • Knights have seen under 49.5 points in five of their last six games
  • Roosters have only lost one game to teams outside the top eight in 2021
  • Knights have only defeated two teams inside the top eight in 2021

Roosters vs Knights Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi odds with Ladbrokes

  • Matt Ikuvalu has scored three tries in his last two games
  • Billy Smith has scored a try in his last four NRL games
  • Dominic Young has scored three tries in his last two game

Roosters vs Knights Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday July 23
Time: 6.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Sunshine Coast Stadium


Roosters vs Knights Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 1/5/21: Knights 4-38 Roosters
  • 12/9/20: Roosters 42-12 Knights
  • 20/7/19: Roosters 48-10 Knights
  • 24/5/19: Knights 38-12 Roosters
  • 9/6/18: Knights 16-18 Roosters

Roosters vs Knights Preview and Prediction

A crucial clash for both the Roosters and Knights awaits at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday night.

The Roosters have been hit hard by injuries in 2021 but have still managed to lock down fifth spot on the ladder for most of the season.

Trent Robinson’s side have only lost to the Panthers and Storm since Round 11 and will be going for three straight wins for the first time this year after conquering the lowly Bulldogs and Cowboys over the last fortnight.

James Tedesco and Angus Crichton will be back for this game after missing the 34-18 win over the Cowboys as the Roosters look to continue their recent dominance over the Knights.

With Mitchell Pearce sidelined through injury, the Knights have a big challenge in front of them as they look to remain within touching distance of the top eight.

Newcastle have struggled all season when either one of Pearce or Kalyn Ponga have been missing. Ponga was also forced from the field in the first half last week as Newcastle went down 48-4 to Melbourne – their heaviest loss of the season.

Ponga looks like he will be cleared to play this game, but without Pearce running the show from halfback, his impact diminishes.

VERDICT:

The Roosters have won nine of the last 10 games between the teams and with Pearce out for Newcastle, that trend is set to continue.

We’ll also be backing under 49.5 points for some value – five of the Knights’ last six have gone under that points total, while the Roosters have seen under 49.5 points in their last three matches (Best Roosters win & under 49.5 points odds $2.75 with Ladbrokes).


Roosters vs Knights Teams

James Tedesco and Angus Crichton are back in the starting side for the Roosters, but Josh Morris has been dropped. Siosiua Taukeiaho also returns from a hamstring injury in place of Fletcher Baker.

Daniel Saifiti returns for the Knights, but Mitchell Pearce is out injured. Kalyn Ponga and David Klemmer have been named despite suffering head knocks against Melbourne.

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Adam Keighran 19. Fletcher Baker 20. Josh Morris 21. Ben Thomas

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Kurt Mann 4. Enari Tuala 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Phoenix Crossland 8. Jacob Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Sauaso Sue 15. David Klemmer 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones 18. Jack Johns 19. Simi Sasagi 20. Tex Hoy 21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon


Roosters vs Knights Stats

  • Roosters have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the teams
  • Roosters have won by an average margin of 32-12 in that period
  • Roosters have seen under 49.5 points in their last three games
  • Knights have seen under 49.5 points in five of their last six games
  • Roosters have only lost one game to teams outside the top eight in 2021
  • Knights have only defeated two teams inside the top eight in 2021
  • Matt Ikuvalu has scored three tries in his last two games
  • Billy Smith has scored a try in his last four NRL games
  • Dominic Young has scored three tries in his last two game

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