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Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Wests to slay the Warriors

  • Wests Tigers host the New Zealand Warriors on Friday at the SCG, 
  • Kick off is scheduled for 9.00am BST in the NRL Round 12 game
  • Both teams sit outside the finals spots after honourable losses last week
  • The Tigers have a strong recent record over the Warriors
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Can the Tigers bounce back after last week's defeat? (Getty)

Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors will see Friday's NRL Round 12 clash as crucial to their respective finals hopes.

Despite having just three wins on the board, the Warriors remain an outside chance for the finals despite sitting well off the pace. The Tigers are in contention, but in ninth position cannot afford to drop any games against weaker opposition.

Wests Tigers Form & Team News


The Tigers held their own against the Parramatta Eels in a brutal contest last week, but were eventually overpowered in the second-half to go down by 10 points. 

Although the Tigers have failed to record a victory over a competition fancy this season, they rarely perform badly.

The Tigers welcome young gun Alex Twal back into the team after suffering a knee injury against the Cowboys in Round 6.

The Tigers team for Friday can be found below:

1.Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Chris Lawrence 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Billy Walters 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Oliver Clark 11. Like Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Luke Brooks 17. Shawn Blore 18. Josh Reynolds 19. Chris McQueen 20. Alex Seyfarth 21. Robert Jennings

New Zealand Warriors Form & Team News


In unprecedented times, the Warriors have battled manfully in 2020 on the road and even pushed the Sydney Roosters all the way to the final whistle last week. 

Although four players have returned home this week including wingers David Fusitu’a and Ken Maumalo, they have gained the services of Eels loan players George Jennings and Daniel Alvaro.

After putting in a massive performance last week against a Roosters team which admittedly didn’t play their best football, the Warriors will take some confidence into this week.

The Warriors team list for Friday can be found below:

1.Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Patrick Herbert 3. Adam Pompey 4. Peta Hiku 5. George Jennings 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Tanuoa-Brown 9. Karl Lawton 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13 Jazz Tevaga 14. Wayne Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Lachlan Burr 18. Isaiah Papali’i 20. Adam Keighran 21. Jack Murchie 23. Josh Curran

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Head To Head


The Tigers vs Warriors fixture is one of the most even in the NRL. Wests hold a slender lead in their head to head record taking out 52% of games between the two sides.

In recent history the Tigers have had the wood over their opponents, though, winning five of their last six matches against the Warriors. 

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Odds


The Tigers are the strong 1.17 favourites heading into Friday's game, with the depleted Warriors the 5.25 outsiders.

The Kiwis get a +13.5 head start in a match they are expected to lose.

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Match Up


Benji Marshall and Blake Green are both the experienced halves for each team and whoever seizes control of the game will likely lead their team to victory.

After being sensationally dropped by Michael McGuire a few weeks back, Marshall showed just how influential he is returning to lead the team in their demolition of the Broncos two weeks back. 

Although Marshall’s flair has been mostly replaced by his experience and game management, Blake Green has built his career around guiding his team around the park, and will have to produce his best if the Warriors stand a chance.

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Key Stats


  • The Tigers have won five of the last six matches against the Warriors
  • The Tigers have scored the third-most tries this season (47), while the Warriors have the fourth-highest amount of missed tackles (351)
  • A loss for the Tigers could see them drop as far as two wins away from the top eight

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors FAQ

When time does the Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors kick off?

The Tigers vs Warriors match is scheduled to kick off from 9.00 am BST.

Where is the Tigers vs Warriors game taking place?

The Wests Tigers host the New Zealand Warriors at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Can I watch a live stream of the Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors game?

Visit the live streaming page for all the information on how you can live stream the Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors match.

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Verdict

A hungry Tigers outfit will be looking to bounce back from last week's loss. With the top-eight within reach, they'll leave nothing to chance.

Best Bet: Wests Tigers (+13) Winning Margin @-117.65 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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16 March 2021