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New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Predictions & Tips - Total points market offers value in the NRL

  • New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs predictions for Sunday’s NRL game
  • The Round 21 clash is being played in Redcliffe (4.50am BST)
  • Warriors have seen under 46.5 total points in 6 of their last 7 games
  • Can Euan Aitken continue his great form?
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Euan Aitken has scored 6 tries in his last 7 games for the Warriors (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 13 Aug 2021
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New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Predictions


The Warriors should be too good for Canterbury but I am taking on the points total. Warriors winger Euan Aitken is in great form and is worth tailing in the tryscorer markets.
  • New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • New Zealand Warriors Form
  • New Zealand Warriors Injuries & Team News
  • New Zealand Warriors Line Up
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Form
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Injuries & Team News
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Line Up
  • New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Live Stream FAQ

  • New Zealand Warriors have won their last 2 games.
  • New Zealand Warriors have seen under 46.5 total points in 6 of their last 7 games.
  • New Zealand Warriors’ Euan Aitken has scored 6 tries in his last 7 games.
  • New Zealand Warriors have won 3 of their last 4 games against Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 35 of their last 40 games.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 12 of their last 13 games.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have seen under 44.5 total points in their last 2 games.

Head to Head


Canterbury have a 21-16 advantage against New Zealand with 2 draws in 39 games. 

The Warriors have won three of the last four encounters including 20-14 last season.

New Zealand Warriors Form


New Zealand recently lost seven straight games. They have won their last two to keep their faint finals hopes alive. 

The Warriors beat Wests Tigers 18-16 in Round 19, overturning a 10-0 halftime deficit.

Nathan Brown’s side repeated the deal with an 18-16 win against the Sharks last week. They trailed 16-6 at the break with second half tries to Reece Walsh and Euan Aitken getting it done.

Aitken has scored six tries in his last seven games and three in two since moving to the second row.

New Zealand Warriors Injuries & Team News


Kane Evans (suspension) and Matt Lodge (suspension) are both out. 

Jackson Frei will make his NRL debut at prop and Jamayne Taunoa-Brown comes onto the bench.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is suspended for one game. Rookie winger Edward Kosi is likely to come for his fifth NRL appearance.

New Zealand Warriors Line Up


1. Reece Walsh
19. Edward Kosi
3. Peta Hiku
4. Adam Pompey
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Chanel Harris-Tavita
7. Sean O'Sullivan
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Jazz Tevaga
10. Jackson Frei
11. Josh Curran
12. Euan Aitken
13. Bayley Sironen

Interchange

14. Kodi Nikorima
15. Josh Curran
16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
17. Eliesa Katoa

Reserves

20. Jack Murchie
21. Chad Townsend
22. Wayde Egan

Canterbury Bulldogs Form


Canterbury sit bottom of the NRL table after going 2-18 in 2021. They have now lost 35 of their last 40 games stretching back to last season.

The Bulldogs have lost 12 of their last 13 games. The only win in that run was a 28-6 victory against St George Illawarra in Round 14.

Trent Barrett’s side have lost seven in a row. They lost 34-6 to Gold Coast Titans to start August and 28-16 against Wests Tigers last week where they missed 40 tackles. 

Canterbury Bulldogs Injuries & Team News


Jack Hetherington and Dylan Napa will be missing for two games due to suspension.

Raiders players Ryan James and Corey Horsburgh have joined the club on loan and coming straight into the 17. 

Matt Doorey has been promoted to the starting side in the second row. Corey Waddell drops out of the squad.

Canterbury Bulldogs Line Up


1. Nick Meaney
2. Corey Allan
3. Will Hopoate
4. Aaron Schoupp
5. Falakiko Manu
6. Bailey Biondi-Odo
7. Jake Averillo
8. Ava Seumanufagai
9. Jeremy Marshall-King
10. Ryan James
11. Adam Elliot
12. Matt Doorey
13. Josh Jackson

Interchange

14. Sione Katoa
15. Chris Patolo
16. Corey Horsburgh
17. Joe Stimson

Reserves

18. Kyle Flanagan
20. Jayden Okunbor
21. Jackson Topine
22. Lachlan Lewis

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Verdict

I am backing under 50.5 total points which has happened regularly for the Warriors in recent weeks. There is value on Euan Aitken continuing his tryscoring form.

Best Bet: Under 50.5 Total Points @105.00 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Euan Aitken Anytime Tryscorer @188.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Euan Aitken First Tryscorer @1700.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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