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Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons Betting Tips & Preview - Chooks to make it five in a row

  • Roosters and the Dragons meet on Friday in NRL Round 7
  • The Roosters are aiming for a fifth-straight win
  • They are also going for a fourth-straight win over the Dragons
  • The reigning premiers can end the round on top of the ladder if results go their way
Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan has stepped up for the Roosters since Cronk's retirement (Getty Images)
 

Two in-form teams lock horns on Friday as the Roosters host the Dragons at Bankwest Stadium in NRL Round 7.

The Roosters are flying and once again are the team to beat in 2020 while the Dragons climbed off the bottom of the ladder following two-straight wins over the Sharks and the Titans.

Roosters Form & Team News


The reigning premiers are humming right now after a shaky start to the season. The Roosters are fresh off ending the Parramatta Eels' unbeaten run in 2020 and could claim the top spot on the ladder if results go their way in round seven. 

There's question marks over James Tedesco, despite the Dally M Medallist being named, while Sam Verrills and Lindsay Collins replace Sitili Tupouniua and Mitchell Aubusson on the bench.

The Sydney Roosters team for Friday night can be found below:

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 14. Sam Verrills 15. Isaac Liu 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Sitili Tupouniua 19. Mitchell Aubusson 20. Ryan Hall 21. Lachlan Lam

Dragons Form & Team News

 
The Dragons strung a second-straight win together last week after crushing the Titans by 12 points to claw their way off the bottom of the ladder. The victory built upon their shock 14-point win over the Cronulla Sharks and has injected some much needed life into their season which had almost slipped away.

The long-touted retirement of James Graham has happened, with the English heavy-hitter now Super League bound. Jackson Ford replaces him on the bench. Jason Saab replaces the suspended Jordan Pereira on the wing, Blake Lawrie starts at prop, Josh Kerr goes back to the bench.

The St. George Illawarra Dragons can be found below:

1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jason Saab 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. Trent Merrin 14. Ben Hunt 15. Josh Kerr 16. Jacob Host 17. Jackson Ford 18. Korbin Sims 19. Tristan Sailor 20. Tim Lafai 21. Billy Brittain

Roosters vs Dragons Head to Head


Unsurprisingly, the Roosters have dominated this fixture in recent years and can claim a fourth-straight win over the Dragons with a victory on Friday.

The premiers' strong run over the big red V dates all the way back to 2012 with the Chooks dropping just three matches in the last 14 meetings.

Roosters vs Dragons Betting Odds


The Sydney Roosters are the overwhelming 1.11 favourites heading into Friday, with the Dragons the massive outsiders at the 6.50 quote.

The line is set at -17.5 in favour of the Roosters, with the bookies anticipating a blow out result.

Roosters vs Dragons Match Up


Kyle Flanagan and Adam Clune is the key match up heading into Friday.

Flanagan has stepped up in the last month and has been a huge reason for the Roosters' change of fortunes following the opening two rounds. Clune has not been as prolific for the Dragons but his steady hand has helped bring some stability to a team that badly needed it.

Roosters vs Dragons Key Stats


  • The Roosters have won 14 of the last 17 matches between the sides
  • The Roosters score the opening try in 80 per cent of their matches in 2020
  • The Roosters win 80 per cent of their matches in 2020 when leading in half time

Roosters vs Dragons FAQ

When does the Roosters vs Dragons match kick off?

The Panthers vs Storm match is scheduled to kick off at 10.55am BST on Friday, June 26.

Where is the Roosters vs Dragons match being played?

The Roosters vs Dragons match is scheduled to be played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.

How can I live stream the Roosters vs Dragons match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons match.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Verdict

We're taking the safe option here and taking the reigning premiers to extend their winning run. 

We're backing Kyle Flanagan to cross the try line at anytime on Friday at a decent price.

Best Bet: Sydney Roosters To Win @1.11 at bet365 - 10 Units
Value Bet: Kyle Flanagan To Score At Anytime @3.75 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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