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Cronulla Sharks vs Gold Coast Titans Predictions & Tips - Titans top scorer David Fifita to score again in the NRL

  • Cronulla Sharks vs Gold Coast Titans predictions for Sunday’s NRL game
  • The Round 12 clash is being played at 5am BST in Coffs Harbour
  • Cronulla have lost 6 of their last 7 games
  • I am backing Gold Coast to win
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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David Fifita has scored 9 tries in his last 8 games (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 26 May 2021
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Cronulla Sharks vs Gold Coast Titans Predictions


Gold Coast are backed to beat Cronulla in the NRL. Titans top scorer David Fifita returns from suspension and can score in Coffs Harbour.

  • Cronulla Sharks have lost 6 of their last 7 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have conceded 32+ points in 3 of their last 4 games.
  • Gold Coast Titans have won 2 of their last 3 games.
  • Gold Coast Titans’ David Fifita has scored 9 tries in his last 8 games.

Head to Head


Cronulla Sharks have a 13-8 advantage against Gold Coast Titans with one draw in 22 games. 

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla have lost six of their last seven games. They lost 40-14 against Melbourne and 48-0 against Penrith in that run.

The Sharks won 13-12 against an injury and suspension ravaged Dragons side last week. They saw Mawene Hiroti and Josh Dugan sin binned but got the win thanks to Chad Townsend’s field goal in extra time.

Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News


Chad Townsend has been dropped with Shaun Johnson (hamstring) returning at half-back. 

Mawene Hiroti, Josh Dugan and Teig Wilton are all suspended. 

Ronaldo Mulitalo (knee) returns on the wing, Jesse Ramien (eye socket) at centre and Siosifa Talakai (suspension) is on the bench.

Sione Katoa (knee) is expected to return in Round 14 with Braden Hamlin-Uele (ankle) out for another 4-5 weeks.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Will Kennedy
2. Connor Tracey
3. Will Chambers
4. Jesse Ramien
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Matt Moylan
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Aiden Tolman
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Aaron Woods
11. Briton Nikora
12. Wade Graham
13. Toby Rudolf

Interchange

14. Braydon Trindall
15. Siosifa Talakai
16. Jack Williams
17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves

18. Chad Townsend
19. Billy Magoulias
20. Franklin Pele
21. Jenson Taumoepeau

Gold Coast Titans Form


Gold Coast are 5-6 this season. They have won two of their last three games.

The Titans beat Wests Tigers 36-28 before a 48-12 loss to the Panthers.

Justin Holbrook’s side beat Canterbury 30-20 last week. Alexander Brimson crossed for a double with Jamal Fogarty landing all five conversions.

Gold Coast Titans Injuries & Team News


David Fifita (suspension) returns in the second-row with Beau Fermor shifting to the bench. 

Patrick Herbert (calf) returns in the centres with Esan Marsters dropped.

Herman Ese'ese and Tyrone Peachey are suspended.

Half-back Ash Taylor (hip) is listed in the reserves and could be a late inclusion.

Sam Lisone (pectoral), Jonus Pearson (knee) and Corey Thompson (ankle) could all return in Round 15.

Gold Coast Titans Line Up


1. AJ Brimson
2. Anthony Don
3. Brian Kelly
4. Patrick Herbert
5. Phillip Sami
6. Tanah Boyd
7. Jamal Fogarty
8. Jarrod Wallace
9. Mitch Rein
10. Moeaki Fotuaika
11. Kevin Proctor
12. David Fifita
13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Interchange

14. Erin Clark
15. Beau Fermor
16. Jaimin Jolliffe
17. Sam McIntyre

Reserves

18. Esan Marsters
19. Jai Whitbread
20. Jayden Campbell
21. Ash Taylor
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Verdict

I am backing Gold Coast to beat Cronulla in Coffs Harbour. David Fifita has scored nine tries in his last eight games and can cross for more tries.

Best Bet: Gold Coast Titans Win Winner @-136.99 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: David Fifita Anytime Goalscorer @120.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: David Fifita First Tryscorer @1000.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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