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Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tips & Preview - Will the Eels' unbeaten run end?

  • Top of the ladder Parramatta and sixth placed Roosters meet in a blockbuster
  • The Eels have gone 5-0 for the first time since 1986
  • The Roosters have won the last three meetings between the sides
  • The Roosters are 129-18 in the last three NRL games
James Tedesco of the Roosters (Getty Images)

Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels meet in the blockbuster game of NRL Round 6 when they clash at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night in NRL Round 6.

It is first placed Eels, who have a perfect 5-0 record from the opening five rounds, versus the reigning premiers and sixth placed Roosters, who have recovered from losing the opening two games to go 3-2 for the season.

Roosters Form & Team News

The Roosters have put the losses in the opening two games firmy behind them with three wins since footy returned. That includes a 42-6 win over the Canterbury Bulldogs last week as the Chooks showed their class with a dominant performance.

Having also defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos, Sydney are once again looking like the side that has took them to back-to-back with a 129-18 points for and against record since the resumption.

Trent Robinson makes just one change with  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves return from a back injury into the starting line-up.

Roosters team to face the Eels:

1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Kyle Flanagan, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Boyd Cordner, 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. Sam Verrills, 15. Isaac Liu, 16. Nat Butcher, 17. Lindsay Collins. Reserves: 18. Sitili Tupouniua, 19. Mitchell Aubusson, 20. Ryan Hall, 21. Lachlan Lam.

Eels Form & Team News

There has been no stopping the Eels so far this season with Parramatta coming back from 10-0 at the break to defeat Penrith Panthers 16-10 last Friday night to preserve the unbeaten start to the campaign.

The Roosters will provide the stiffest test yet, but the Eels get to name the same side with the only change coming on the interchange bench as suspended Kane Evans is replaced by Oregon Kaufusi.

Eels team to face the Roosters:

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. Interchange: 14. Ray Stone, 15. Marata Niukore, 16. Oregon Kaufusi, 17. Peni Terepo. Reserves: 18. Brad Takairangi, 19. David Gower, 20. George Jennings, 21. Jai Field.

Roosters v Eels Head to Head

The Roosters have won the last three meetings between the sides, but the last fixtures was more than a year ago back in Round 3 last year. That day, it ended 32-18 to continue a trend of high scoring affairs between these two. 

Roosters v Eels Betting Odds

Despite sitting pretty at the top of the ladder with a perfect record, the Eels are heavy outsiders at 3.00 with Ladbrokes. The Roosters are the 1.46 favourites and are 2.00 to cover a 7.5 line.

Roosters v Eels Match Up

The Eels have the meanest defence in the NRL, coughing up just 40 points in five games. But the now getting tested to the full against a rampant Roosters side which has rediscovered their best form. The Chooks are scoring tries for fun and will take some stopping again - in particularly the free-scoring James Tedesco.

Roosters v Eels Stats

  • The Eels have gone 5-0 for the first time since 1986
  • The Roosters have won the last three meetings between the sides
  • The Roosters are 129-18 in the last three NRL games

Roosters v Eels FAQs

When does the Roosters v Eels match kick off?

The Roosters v Eels match is scheduled to kick off at 10.30am BST on Saturday, June 20 from Bankwest Stadium, Sydney.

Where is the Roosters v Eels match being played?

The Roosters v Eels match is scheduled to be played at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney.

How can I live stream the Roosters v Eels match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Sydney Roosters v Parramatta Eels.


The Roosters and Eels do high scoring matches, so take the overs points, and stick with Tedesco to take his tryscoring form.

Best Bet: Over 36.5 points Total Points @1.90 at Paddy Power - 5 Units
Value Bet: James Tedesco Anytime Tryscorer @2.05 at Ladbrokes - 5 Units

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