Roosters vs Eels Round 20 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Roosters vs Eels Tips

Sydney Roosters can draw level on points with Parramatta Eels if they can prevail in the opening game of NRL Round 20 on Thursday night in Mackay.

Roosters vs Eels Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels free NRL Round 20 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Roosters have won four of the last five meetings between the teams…

Roosters vs Eels Tips

Best Roosters +4.5 odds with Ladbrokes

  • Roosters are on a three-match winning streak
  • Roosters have won four of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Eels have lost two of their last three matches
  • Eels haven’t defeated Roosters twice in the same season since 2007
  • Roosters have seen under 49.5 points in three of their last four matches
  • Eels have seen under 49.5 points in their last four matches

Roosters vs Eels Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Sitili Tupouniua has scored a try in his last three matches

Roosters vs Eels Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday July 29
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: BB Print Stadium, Mackay


Roosters vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 7/5/21: Eels 31-18 Roosters
  • 20/6/20: Roosters 24-10 Eels
  • 29/3/19: Eels 18-32 Roosters
  • 1/9/18: Eels 10-44 Roosters
  • 14/5/17: Roosters 48-10 Eels

Roosters vs Eels Preview and Prediction

BB Print Stadium in Mackay will host an NRL game for the first time since 2013 when the Roosters and Eels square off to launch Round 20 action on Thursday night.

It’s a massive game for both sides, with the Roosters having the chance to draw level on points with the Eels and keep their top four bid alive if they can emerge victorious.

The Roosters will fancy their chances, despite their big injury toll. Trent Robinson’s side are currently on a three-match winning streak and coming off a comfortable 28-8 victory over the Knights last week.

James Tedesco played a starring role in Origin for the Blues and the Roosters will need their star fullback to continue that fine form with so many big names sidelined through injury.

Meanwhile, the Eels have really struggled over the last three weeks after losing Mitchell Moses to a back injury.

Parramatta have lost against the Panthers and Raiders and only managed to break away from the Titans due to Gold Coast seeing a man sin binned at a crucial stage in the first half.

The Eels found it tough to create without Moses in their 12-10 loss to Canberra last week and against a resolute Roosters defence that only conceded one try to a Knights side without Mitchell Pearce, they could find it tough going again on Thursday night.

VERDICT:

We think the bookies have got this the wrong way round with the Eels as favourites here.

Parramatta have hit a roadblock and without Moses, they are finding points hard to come by.

The Roosters have won three matches on the trot and four of the last five meetings between the teams. We will be taking the Chooks with a +4.5 head start (Best Roosters +4.5 odds $2.00 with Ladbrokes).


Roosters vs Eels Teams

Siosiua Taukeiaho and Josh Morris return to the Roosters side, while Joey Manu moves to the wing to replace the unaired Matt Ikuvalu.

Tom Opacic is back for the Eels after being rested last week, pushing Will Penisini out of the squad.

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Joseph Manu 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. Ben Marschke 19. Fletcher Baker 20. Moala Graham-Taufa 21. Naufahu Whyte

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jakob Arthur 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Bryce Cartwright 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Will Smith 18. Haze Dunster 19. Ray Stone 20. Viliami Penisini 21. Joey Lussick


Roosters vs Eels Stats

  • Roosters are on a three-match winning streak
  • Roosters have won four of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Eels have lost two of their last three matches
  • Eels haven’t defeated Roosters twice in the same season since 2007
  • Roosters have seen under 49.5 points in three of their last four matches
  • Eels have seen under 49.5 points in their last four matches
  • Sitili Tupouniua has scored a try in his last three matches

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