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Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders Predictions & Tips - Raiders tipped for fourth straight win

  • Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders tips for Sunday's NRL Round 20 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (4.50am BST)
  • Canberra Raiders have won their last 3 matches
  • Can the Raiders continue their push for a place in the finals?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 31 Jul 2021
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Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders Predictions

Having struggled defensively for much of the season, the Raiders have been resolute in the last three weeks. It has resulted in three wins in a row and a real push for a finals spot.

The Knights struggle at Suncorp Stadium and Canberra are tipped to continue their late season form.

  • Newcastle Knights have lost their last 2 matches. 
  • Newcastle Knights have lost their last 5 matches away from McDonald Jones Stadium.
  • Newcastle Knights have lost 4 of their last 5 matches at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Canberra Raiders have won their last 3 matches.
  • Canberra Raiders have conceded just 44 points in their past 3 matches.


Newcastle edge the head to head from the last eight meetings with a 4-3 record. The other game ended in a draw.

The Knights won 24-16 in Round 9 to make it three wins in the last four matches against the Raiders.

Newcastle Knights Form

The Knights' finals hopes have suffered a blow with back-to-back losses in the past two weeks.

Having beaten New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys, Adam O'Brien’s side have gone down to Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters.

They were given a 48-4 thumping by the ladder leading Storm in Round 18.

Last week, the Knights were no match for the Roosters as they went down 28-8.

Newcastle Knights Team News

Kalyn Ponga was an injury doubt, but the star full-back has been named.

Bradman Best is also set to play despite a cloud hanging over his fitness.

David Klemmer returns on the bench after a concussion layoff with Jack Johns dropping out.

Mitchell Pearce was named among the reserves, but his still suffering from hamstring problems.

Newcastle Knights Team List

1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Enari Tuala, 3. Kurt Mann, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Phoenix Crossland, 7. Jake Clifford, 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. Jirah Momoisea, 20. Tex Hoy

Canberra Raiders Form 

The Raiders were a shadow of themselves for much of the season, but they have surged into the finals picture with three straight wins.

The Green Machine beat Manly Sea Eagles side 30-16 and the Cronulla Sharks 34-18 to put pressure on the teams above.

And they moved level with with the final spots inside the eight after scrapping it out to win 12-10 against the Parramatta Eels last week.

It was a huge win in the context of the Raiders' season.

Canberra Raiders Team News 

Jack Wighton has been struggling with a rib injury but has been named in the Raiders side.

Elliott Whitehead (shoulder) and Josh Papalii (head knock) has also been selected in the run-on side.

Bailey Simonsson and Dunamis Lui have not proven their fitness in time to make returns from foot and calf injuries.

Canberra Raiders Team List 

1. Jordan Rapana, 2. Harley Smith-Shields, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Sebastian Kris, 5. Semi Valemei, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. ​​Emre Guler, 11. Corey Harawira-Naera, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Hudson Young, 14. Tom Starling, 15. Matt Timoko, 16. Iosia Soliola, 17. Joseph Tapine, 18. Matt Frawley, 21. Dunamis Lui

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The Raiders have belatedly got their season on a roll. Canberra are tipped to make it four wins in a row and edge closer to a place in the top eight.

Best Bet: Raiders Win Match Result @-142.86 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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