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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Canberra Raiders Predictions & Tips - Raiders to cover handicap

  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Canberra Raiders predictions for Saturday's NRL Round 10 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (6.00am BST)
  • Bulldogs have lost their last 4 matches against Raiders
  • Raiders are tipped to cover the handicap
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 13 May 2021
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Canberra Raiders Predictions

Canberra Raiders have lost five straight, but they won't get a better chance to end that run. The Canterbury Bulldogs have won once in the last 10 matches, have scored fewest points this season (92) and have conceded most (280).

Despite their form, the Raiders have not had trouble scoring, and that should see them comprehensively defeat the struggling Bulldogs. 

  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 9 of their last 10 matches.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs' last 9 losses have come by 12+ points or more.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost their last 7 matches at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have scored fewest points (92) and conceded most (280) this season.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost their last 4 matches against Canberra Raiders.
  • Canberra Raiders have lost their last 5 matches.
  • Canberra Raiders have seen 40+ points in their last 5 matches.

Head to Head

Canberra Raiders have won the last four in a row, but they haven't been wide margin wins with the most recent three being by 1-12 margins. Since 2016, it is 6-1 in the Raiders favour in seven clashes.

Points have been regular in this match up of late with 40 or more points in the last two matches.

Canterbury Bulldogs Form

The Bulldogs suffered an eight defeat of the season when going down 32-12 to St George Illawarra Dragons in Round 9.

The defeat leaves Canterbury adrift at the bottom of the ladder with a single win to their name with a 18-12 victory over Cronulla Sharks three weeks ago.

Since then, they have gone down 32-10 to Parramatta Eels and the Dragons last weekend.

Canterbury have scored just 92 points all season and conceded a league worst 280 points in nine games.

Canterbury Bulldogs Team News

Kyle Flanagan has been dropped after his poor first-half performance last week, and Corey Allan is ruled out for up to three weeks.

Jake Averillo starts in place of Flanagan, Brandon Wakeham is named at five-eighth, Tui Katoa starts on the wing and Nick Meaney is at centre in place of Allan.

The Bulldogs do have Dylan Napa back from a shoulder injury, and Renouf Atoni starts at lock in place of Corey Waddell.

Waddell and Ava Seumanufagai drop to the bench, where they are joined by Matt Doorey.

Canterbury Bulldogs Team List

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Nick Meaney 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Chris Smith 13. Renouf Atoni 14. Bradley Deitz 15. Corey Waddell 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Matt Doorey 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Joe Stimson 21. Aaron Schoupp 23. Ofahiki Ogden

Canberra Raiders Form

The Raiders' defensive struggles haunted them once again last weekend as they lost 24-16 at home to the Newcastle Knights.

Ricky Stuart's side led 16-0 at half-time, but folded in the second period to slip to a fifth straight defeat.

Canberra have conceded 24 points or more in the run of losses.

They have lost to Penrith Panthers 30-10, Parramatta Eels 35-10, North Queensland Cowboys 26-24, South Sydney Rabbitohs 34-20 and the Knights.

Canberra Raiders Team News

Josh Hodgson returns for the Raiders following a layoff with a calf injury with the co-captain named on the bench. 

Canberra lose Jordan Rapana to a hamstring injury, Ryan Sutton is sidelined with an elbow problem and Joseph Tapine with a ligament injury.

Semi Valemei replaces Rapana and Hudson Young comes in for Sutton.

Dunamis Lui and Ryan James are named on the bench.

Canberra are still without Jarrod Croker, who could return next week, and Charnze Nicholl-Klokstad.

Canberra Raiders Team List

1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Semi Valemi 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii’i 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young 14. Josh Hodgson 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James 18. Sam Williams 19. Matthew Timoko 20. Siliva Havili 21. Harry Rushton

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The Bulldogs have lost nine of their last 10 matches by 12+ points and the Raiders are tipped for a wide-margin victory to end their own losing run.

Best Bet: Raiders by 13+ Winning Margin @-153.85 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Raiders -15.5 Handicap @-109.89 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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