BB Print Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 25 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roosters. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Sydney Roosters heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. Sydney Roosters game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday September 2, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Where: BB Print Stadium
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Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters Odds
Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters Preview
The stage is set for a pivotal clash in Mackay on Thursday night with plenty on the line for both clubs.
For the Raiders, the top-eight is still very much on the cards if results go their way, while the Roosters are still a serious top four chance if Manly and Parramatta lose.
The recent form of both teams has left a ton of value on offer in the market, especially after the Roosters suffered a humiliating 54-12 loss to the Rabbitohs last week.
Canberra, on the other hand, kept its season alive with an eight-point win over the Warriors, but no one would blame you for feeling a little wary of the Raiders right now.
Back-to-back wins have proven hard to come by recently for Ricky Stuart’s men, while their 44-16 loss to the Tri-Colours earlier in May was a night Raider fans would rather forget.
To make matters more complicated, the injury bug also bit both clubs last week with Joey Manu suffering a broken cheekbone courtesy of Latrell Mitchell, and both Bailey Simonsson and Joseph Tapine coming off early against the Warriors.
As far as betting goes, this is a tough game to pick at a neutral venue, but if there’s been one constant all year, it’s been the Roosters bouncing back from a loss.
Trent Robinson’s side has won seven of their last 10 games following a previous defeat, so it’s worth taking the Roosters to win a tight one.
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Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters Teams
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Harley Smith-Shields 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Matt Frawley 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Iosia Soliola 14. Emre Guler 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Siliva Havili 18. Sam Williams 19. Semi Valemei 20. Elijah Anderson 21. Trey Mooney
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Lachlan Lam 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Sam Walker 15. Egan Butcher 16. Ben Marschke 17. Tukupa Hau Tapuha 18. Moala Graham-Taufa 19. Brad Abbey 20. Naufahu Whyte 21. Daniel Suluka-Fifita