Bankwest Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 5 NRL game between Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons. The game kicks off at 6:15 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Parramatta Eels vs. St George Illawarra Dragons game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday April 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm
Where: Bankwest Stadium
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Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Odds
Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Preview
Round 5 concludes with a bang on Sunday as the second-placed Eels take on the sixth-placed Dragons at Bankwest.
Much like last year, Parramatta has cruised to a perfect 4-0 record through the first month of the season, but they’ll likely need to produce their best this week against a dangerous Dragons side that hasn’t lost since Round 1.
Adding further spice to this game is the fact the Dragons won at this venue against the Eels by a narrow two-point margin last August.
On the injury front, Parramatta should receive a boost up front with Ryan Matterson returning from a concussion, while the Dragons will also welcome back Jack Bird from suspension.
As far as betting is concerned, this really is the toughest game of the week to pick.
Although the Eels won comfortably in the end against the Tigers, they did have their hands full early on.
At the same time, it’s difficult to read too much into St George’s wins over the lowly Cowboys and Sea Eagles and a half-strength Knights team.
With that in mind, the safest play here is probably on the total.
The last two games between these sides have gone Under, and it wouldn’t be surprising if we get a similar result this week with plenty on the line.
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Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Teams
Eels team: 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. Bryce Cartwright 18. Ray Stone 19. Haze Dunster 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Jordan Rankin
Dragons team: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 18. Jackson Ford 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Max Feagai