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Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders Betting Tips & Odds - Raiders to hand Parra a second-straight defeat

  • Canberra has won seven of the last nine matches against Parramatta
  • Canberra has won the first half in 10 of its last 11 night matches against Parramatta
  • The winner of the match can finish the round on top of the NRL ladder
Elliott Whitehead
Elliott Whitehead has been in great form for the Raiders (Getty)
 

It's a battle of first against fifth on Saturday as the Parramatta Eels host the Canberra Raiders in the match of the NRL Round 7.

The Eels suffered their first defeat of 2020 after succumbing to the in-form Roosters while the Raiders only managed to score one try last week against the Sea Eagles.

Eels Form & Team News


The Parramatta Eels' unbeaten run in 2020 came to an end last week against the Sydney Roosters but they were far from disgraced against the hottest team in the league. The Eels pushed the Chooks to the brink with two tries in the second half, but were unable to defend their line, eventually going down by 14 points.

Nathan Brown was named on Tuesday before receiving a two-match suspension. Marata Niukore is likely to replace him in the starting side, with Daniel Alvaro or David Gower likely to take an interchange spot. Brad Takairangi replaces Peni Terepo on the Parramatta bench. 

The Parramatta Eels team for Saturday night can be found below:

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Ray Stone 15. Marata Niukore 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Brad Takairangi 18. David Gower 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. George Jennings 21. Jai Field

Raiders Form & Team News

 
The Raiders erratic season continued last week with a disappointing eight point loss to the Manly Sea Eagles.Canberra only managed to score one try for the match and have failed to score a try in the last 20 minutes since beating the Melbourne Storm in round three.

The Raiders will head into Saturday unchanged.

The Canberra Raiders team for Saturday night can be found below:

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

Eels vs Raiders Head to Head


The Raiders have dominated this fixture in recent years.

The Green Machine has lost just three times in the last 14 meetings between the sides, including winning five of the last six games against the Eels.

Eels vs Raiders Betting Odds


The Raiders (2.25) are the slight outsiders heading into Saturday with the top of the table Eels the favourites at the 1.70 quote.

Canberra gets a -2.5 head start against the league leaders.

Eels vs Raiders Match Up


Ryan Matterson goes head-to-head with Elliott Whitehead in a match-defining contest. The two hard-working back-rowers delivered strong performances in their respective team's losses and will play pivotal roles on Saturday.

Eels vs Raiders Key Stats


  • Canberra has covered the line in each of its last nine matches as an away underdog
  • Canberra has won the first half in 10 of its last 11 night matches against Parramatta
  • Elliott Whitehead has scored a try in three of his last six matches

Eels vs Raiders FAQ

When does the Eels vs Raiders match kick off?

The Eels vs Raiders match is scheduled to kick off at 10.35am BST on Saturday, June 27.

Where is the Eels vs Raiders match being played?

The Eels vs Raiders match is scheduled to be played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.

How can I live stream the Eels vs Raiders match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Verdict

The Canberra Raiders have a great record against the Eels and we're anticipating that trend continues on Saturday. 

We're also backing Elliott Whitehead to cross the line for the fourth time in his last seven matches.

Best Bet: Canberra Raiders To Win @2.25 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Elliott Whitehead Anytime Try Scorer @5.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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