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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions & Tips - Roosters to shoot down Cowboys

  • Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys predictions for Saturday's NRL Round 10 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (10.45am BST)
  • Roosters have seen 45+ points in 3 of the last 4 matches against the Cowboys
  • Over 43.5 points in predicted with the Roosters covering
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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North Queensland Cowboys and the Sydney Roosters meet on Saturday (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 13 May 2021
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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions


The injury-hit Roosters were well beaten by Parramatta Eels last weekend, but they are tipped to get back on track against the Cowboys.

Despite winning four of their last five matches, North Queensland don't travel well away from Townsville. The Roosters are tipped to cover the line, with over 43.5 points expected given the recent records of both sides. 

  • Sydney Roosters have won their last 4 home matches.
  • Sydney Roosters have seen 44+ points in 8 of their last 9 home matches.
  • Sydney Roosters have won 4 of the last 6 matches against North Queensland Cowboys.
  • Sydney Roosters have seen 45+ points in 3 of the last 4 matches against North Queensland Cowboys.
  • North Queensland Cowboys have lost 11 of their last 13 away matches.
  • North Queensland Cowboys have seen 44+ points in 6 of their last 7 matches.

Head to Head


Sydney Roosters have won four of the last six clashes with the North Queensland Cowboys. That includes a comprehensive 42-16 win in Townsville last year.

Sydney Roosters Form


The Sydney Roosters slipped down to fifth on the ladder with a 6-3 record after losing 31-18 at the Parramatta Eels in Round 9.

It was a gallant effort from the Chooks, who have been severely hit by injuries in recent weeks.

They have managed to win four of their last six matches despite the disruption including wide-margin wins over St George Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights.

Sydney Roosters Team News


The Roosters welcome back Lachlan Lam from injury at five-eighth and Sitili Tupouniua into the back row following suspension.

But list of absentees now includes Drew Hutchison with a ribs problem.

Victor Radley and Sam Walker have been named but will need to pass concussion and fitness tests respectively.

Nat Butcher drops to the bench, while Tuku Hau Tapuha and Joseph Suaalii are among the reserves.

Sydney Roosters Team List


1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Ben Marschke 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Adam Keighran 15. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Naufahu Whyte 19. Tukupa Hau Tapuha 20. Egan Butcher 21. Joseph Suaalii

North Queensland Cowboys Form


North Queensland Cowboys needed a late drop goal from Valentine Holmes to defeat Brisbane Broncos at home 19-18 last weekend.

It continued a good run of form for the Cowboys, who have now won four of their last five matches.

A defeat to the New Zealand Warriors sits alongside victories over Wests Tigers, Canterbury Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders.

North Queensland Cowboys Team News


The Cowboys are unchanged from the team that got the better of the Broncos last week.

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Ben Hampton and Justin O'Neill are out injured still.

North Queensland Cowboys Team List


1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Lachlan Burr 16. Francis Molo 17. Ben Condon 18. Corey Jensen 19. Daejarn Asi 20. Tom Gilbert 21. Kane Bradley

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Verdict

Roosters continue to be hampered by injuries, but they face a Cowboys team which ranks 14th for points conceded and which struggles away from Townsville. Sydney to cover in a high-scoring game.

Best Bet: Over 43.5 Points Total Points @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Roosters -12.5 Handicap @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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