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Parramatta Eels vs Newcastle Knights Predictions & Tips - Upset on the cards in the NRL

  • Parramatta Eels vs Newcastle Knights predictions for Sunday’s NRL game
  • The elimination final is being played at Browne Park (7.05am BST)
  • Parramatta have lost 5 of their last 7 games
  • Can Newcastle upset the odds in Rockhampton?
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Newcastle Knights take on Parramatta Eels in the NRL Finals (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 11 Sep 2021
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Parramatta Eels vs Newcastle Knights Predictions

Parramatta are vulnerable and ready for the taking in the NRL Finals. I am backing Newcastle to step up and produce an upset win in Rockhampton.
  • Parramatta Eels vs Newcastle Knights Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Parramatta Eels Form
  • Parramatta Eels Injuries & Team News
  • Parramatta Eels Team List
  • Newcastle Knights Form
  • Newcastle Knights Injuries & Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Team List
  • Parramatta Eels vs Newcastle Knights Live Stream FAQ

  • Parramatta Eels have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
  • Newcastle Knights have won 11 of their last 16 games against Parramatta Eels.
  • Newcastle Knights have won 5 of their last 6 games.
  • Newcastle Knights’ Enari Tuala has scored 8 tries in his last 6 games.

Head to Head

Newcastle have a 30-24 advantage against Parramatta with one draw in 55 games.

Parramatta have won the last three encounters.

Parramatta Eels Form

Parramatta recently lost four games in a row which saw their title hopes take a blow.

Brad Arthur’s side got back to winning ways with a 32-16 victory against North Queensland and 22-10 win against Melbourne Storm.

The Eels rested a number of their star players in a 40-6 defeat to Penrith last week.

Parramatta Eels Injuries & Team News

Junior Paulo (suspension) and Reagan Campbell-Gillard (groin) both start in the front-row. 

Shaun Lane and Marata Niukore start in the second-row with Isaiah Papali'i to come off the bench. 

Will Penisini has been named at centre in place of Tom Opacic. Ray Stone has been named at hooker ahead of Joey Lussick. 

Ryan Matterson (suspension) is available but has been named among the reserves.

Parramatta Eels Team List

1. Clint Gutherson
2. Haze Dunster
3. Will Penisini
4. Waqa Blake
5. Blake Ferguson
6. Dylan Brown
7. Mitchell Moses
8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
9. Ray Stone
10. Junior Paulo
11. Shaun Lane
12. Marata Niukore
13. Nathan Brown


14. Will Smith
15. Bryce Cartwright
16. Isaiah Papali'i
17. Makahesi Makatoa


18. Ryan Matterson
19. Oregon Kaufusi
20. Tom Opacic
21. Jake Arthur

Newcastle Knights Form

Newcastle have won five of their last six games. 

Adam O'Brien’s side beat Canberra 34-24, Brisbane 28-20, Cronulla 16-14, Canterbury 22-16 and Gold Coast Titans 15-14.

The Knights lost 35-22 against Brisbane last week.

Newcastle Knights Injuries & Team News

Adam O'Brien rested a number of his stars in round 25 but are close to full strength here.

Daniel Saifiti (knee) and David Klemmer (ribs) have both been named to play.

Newcastle Knights Team List

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Enari Tuala
3. Kurt Mann
4. Bradman Best
5. Hymel Hunt
6. Jake Clifford
7. Mitchell Pearce
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. Phoenix Crossland
19. Jirah Momoisea
20. Simi Sasagi
21. Jack Johns

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Parramatta could pay the price for throwing the game against Penrith and tinkering with their line up. I am backing an upset win for Newcastle with Enari Tuala to maintain his impressive tryscoring record.

Best Bet: Newcastle +10.5 Handicap $1.73 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Newcastle Knights Win Winner $3.10 at Neds - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Enari Tuala Anytime Tryscorer $2.20 at Bookmaker - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Enari Tuala First Tryscorer $13.00 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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