BB Print Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 20 NRL game between Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney Roosters vs. Parramatta Eels game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday July 29, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Where: BB Print Stadium
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Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels Odds
Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels Preview
As if a Grand Final rematch wasn’t enough, we’ll also be treated to a huge battle between fourth and fifth on Thursday night when the Roosters and Eels get together in Mackay.
These two sides seemed to be heading in opposite directions at one point, but the script has been flipped with the Tri-Colours rattling off three impressive wins over the Bulldogs, Cowboys and Knights leading in.
Trent Robinson’s side was enormous last week in their demolition over Newcastle, particularly considering the Roosters trailed by eight points early on.
The same can’t be said for the Eels however as the blue and gold failed to get the job done against a brave Raiders outfit on the Gold Coast.
James Tedesco was the catalyst for Sydney’s come-from-behind victory last week, and he’ll need to produce a similar effort following injuries to Matt Ikavalu and Billy Smith.
The Eels hold similar concerns for Marata Niukore, but they do look the safer side to bet on this week regardless.
Parramatta is undefeated in its last 10 games as the away favourite, while the Eels also manhandled the Roosters by a score of 31-18 when they met earlier in May.
Last week was a very uncharacteristic performance from Brad Arthur’s men as they struggled mightily for possession against Canberra.
That may have been the wakeup call the Eels needed though, and with a very impressive 7-2 record over the last 12 months on the back of a loss, the $2.00 about them to carry the line looks good value.
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Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels Teams
Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Joseph Manu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Ben Marschke 19. Fletcher Baker 20. Moala Graham-Taufa 21. Naufahu Whyte
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jakob Arthur 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Bryce Cartwright 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Will Smith 18. Haze Dunster 19. Ray Stone 20. Viliami Penisini 21. Joey Lussick