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Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels Predictions & Tips - Eels' hoodoo in Canberra to continue

  • Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels predictions for Saturday's NRL match
  • The Round 6 clash is being played at GIO Stadium (10.35am BST)
  • Parramatta has recorded just one win in Canberra since 2001
  • The Eels' hoodoo in the capital is tipped to continue
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Parramatta Eels have a poor record at GIO Stadium (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 16 Apr 2021
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Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels Predictions

Parramatta have won seven of their last 13 games, while a loss for Canberra will see them drop outside of the top eight for the first time since Round 25, 2018. With a poor record in the capital, the Eels are tipped for another defeat on the road against the Raiders.

  • Canberra Raiders have won 3 of their last 4 home matches.
  • Canberra have won their last 9 home matches against Parramatta Eels.


There have been 59 games between the Raiders and Eels with Canberra recording 31 wins, while Parramatta has scored 28 victories.

Parramatta have won their last two games against Canberra, however the Raiders have won 11 of the last 15 clashes between the sides.

Canberra and Parramatta have played 22 games at GIO Stadium, with 17 of those games won by Canberra. Parramatta’s last win at GIO Stadium was in 2006.

Canberra Raiders Form

Canberra started the season with back-to-back victories against the Wests Tigers 30-12 and Cronulla Sharks 12-10, but they have struggled since.

The Raiders went down 34-31 to the New Zealand Warriors after conceding 28 points in the second half, mostly due to a number of injuries.

Canberra then beat the much improved Gold Coast Titans 20-4 but couldn’t carry the form into last weekend's clash with the undefeated Penrith Panthers as they lost 30-10.

Canberra Raiders Team News

Fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has a neck injury and will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time. He will be replaced by new recruit Caleb Aekins. 

Josh Hodgson has a mild hip injury, but it won’t prevent him from playing this weekend.

In good news for the Raiders, Curtis Scott returns at centre, pushing the in-form Sebastian Kris out of the side. Joseph Tapine is recalled and will line-up at Lock. 

Ryan James is being rested, along with Dunamis Lui. Emre Guler will take up a spot on the bench.

Canberra Raiders Team List

1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Siliva Havili 17. Emre Guler 18. Sebastian Kris 19. Matt Frawley 20. Corey Harawira-Naera 21. Dunamis Lui

Parramatta Eels Form

Parramatta started the season in brilliant form, winning their opening four games of the year. 

They beat the Brisbane Broncos 24-16 to start the season, followed by an impressive 16-12 win over the reigning premiers Melbourne Storm. 

The Eels beat Cronulla Sharks 28-4 in Round 3 and outlasted a spirited Wests Tigers 36-22 in Round 4. 

Last weekend, the Eels were poor as they went down 26-12 to the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Parramatta Eels Team News

Dylan Brown will miss this week's clash due to receiving a suspension. He will be replaced by Will Smith. 

Ryan Matterson is again named to play after missing the last three weeks recovering from a head knock. 

Isaiah Papali'i and Keegan Hipgrave are on the bench.

Waqa Blake is set to return from his calf injury as early as next week. Ray Stone is expected to be unavailable for another month as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Parramatta Eels Team List

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Will Smith 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Isaiah Papali'i 16. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Joey Lussick 19. Haze Dunster 20. Wiremu Greig 21. Jordan Rankin 

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It’s very hard to ignore both Parramatta’s form last week and their record playing at Canberra. With the Eels also without their regular five-eighth, Canberra stand a good chance to win.

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