GIO Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 6 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and Parramatta Eels. The game kicks off at 7:35 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. Parramatta Eels game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday April 17, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Where: GIO Stadium
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Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels Odds
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The importance of this game cannot be overstated as the Raiders and Eels both look to return to the winner’s circle on Saturday night.
Canberra lost convincingly to the Panthers last week in Penrith, but there was a lot to like about the way the Raiders opened proceedings with a 6-0 start nice and early.
The Eels were perhaps the most surprising loser of Round 5 after suffering a 26-12 defeat against the Dragons.
St George managed to hold Parramatta to a scoreless first half at Bankwest, although it is fair to say the Eels were their own worst enemy committing 14 errors across the 80 minutes.
Last week may have been the wakeup call both sides needed as we head towards the midway point, but as far as this one goes, the Raiders do look the safer bet.
Canberra has won 10 straight over Parramatta at home dating back to 2006, while they’ve also been an outstanding bet following a previous loss going 7-1 over the last 12 months.
If the Panthers can control possession and force mistakes, much like the Dragons did last week, they should go a long way to remaining in the eight.
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Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels Teams
Raiders team: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Siliva Havili 17. Emre Guler 18. Sebastian Kris 19. Matt Frawley 20. Corey Harawira-Naera 21. Dunamis Lui
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Will Smith 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. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Joey Lussick 19. Haze Dunster 20. Wiremu Greig 21. Jordan Rankin