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Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels Predictions & Tips - Eels to win Easter Monday derby

  • Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels predictions for Monday's NRL Round 4 match
  • The match is being played at ANZ Stadium (7.00am BST)
  • Parramatta Eels have won their last 5 matches against Wests Tigers
  • The Eels are tipped to cover the handicap with over 42.5 points
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Best Bet: Eels are tipped to cover the handicap (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 03 Apr 2021
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Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels Predictions


Parramatta Eels have made a 100% start to the season and that looks unlikely to change on Easter Monday. Despite their win over the Newcastle Knights last week, Wests have been in poor form.

The Eels have dominated this matchup with their rivals, and have won three of the last four head to heads by 10 or more points. Take them to cover the line of -10.5.

  • Wests Tigers have lost 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Wests Tigers haven't won back-to-back games since Round 7 last year.
  • Parramatta Eels have won their last 5 matches against Wests Tigers.
  • Parramatta Eels have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Wests Tigers by 10+ points.
  • Parramatta Eels have seen 5 of their last 6 matches against Wests Tigers hit over 42 points.
  • Parramatta Eels have won their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


Parramatta Eels have dominated Wests Tigers in recent years, winning nine of the last 11 matches played between the sides.

That run includes taking the points in the last five in a row, including 26-16 and 28-24 victories in last year's two meetings.

Wests Tigers Form


Wests Tigers got their season up and running with a brave 24-20 win over the Newcastle Knights last weekend. 

They opened their 2021 campaign with a 30-12 loss to Canberra Raiders. Right in it at halftime, they capitulated in the second period.

Wests were no match for the Sydney Roosters in Round 2 as they conceded seven tries in a 40-6 loss.

Wests Tigers Team News


Wests Tigers go into the traditional Easter Monday derby unchanged. 

Shawn Blore (wrist) and Billy Walters (knee) are the only absentees for the Wests with the pair expected back after Round 6.

Wests Tigers Team List


1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. James Roberts 5. Asu Kepaoa 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18. Russell Packer 19. Joseph Leilua 20. Michael Chee-Kam 21. Alex Seyfarth

Parramatta Eels Form


Parramatta sit undefeated after the opening three rounds of the season with the latest win coming over Cronulla Sharks last weekend.

The Eels were made to work harder than the 28-4 scorelines suggests, but they got the job done to join Penrith Panthers as the only sides with 100% records.

Brad Arthur’s side beat the Brisbane Broncos 24-16 at Suncorp Stadium in Round 1 after a dominant second-half performance.

They then knocked over reigning premiers Melbourne Storm in Round 2 with a 16-12 success at home. 

Parramatta Eels Team News


Ryan Matterson and Mitchell Moses have both been named to return from concussion absences.

Matterson comes back in for Isaiah Papali'i, who drops to the bench. Keegan Hipgrave is in the reserves as a result.

Bryce Cartwright is also among the reserves as he returns from a broken jaw suffered during pre-season.

Parramatta Eels Team List


1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 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 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Isaiah Papali’i 16. Will Smith 17. Ray Stone 18. Jordan Rankin 19. Haze Dunster 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Bryce Cartwright

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Verdict

The Eels are tipped to make it four wins from four this season by covering a -10.5 line. Over 42 points has delivered in five of the last six clashes between the rivals and should also be backed.

Best Bet: Over 42.5 Points Total Points @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Eels -10.5 Handicap @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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