Bankwest Stadium will play host to Monday's Round 4 NRL game between Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels. The game kicks off at 4:00 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Wests Tigers vs. Parramatta Eels game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Monday April 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Where: Bankwest Stadium
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Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels Odds
Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels Preview
The Tigers played the role of spoilers last week in their gutsy 24-20 win over the Knights in Newcastle – a performance that has likely left Michael Maguire’s side beaming with confidence leading into Sunday’s first derby of the year against Parramatta.
While Wests did well to win plenty of the ball and simultaneously force the Knights into 18 errors, there’s no question this a much tougher task against an Eels side looking to extend their unbeaten start to 4-0.
After a couple of half-hearted wins over the Broncos and Storm, the Eels left nothing to chance last week piling on five unanswered tries against the Sharks.
That performance alone explains why the Eels have opened as -10 point favourites this week, not to mention the fact the Tigers have lost five straight to Parramatta dating back to 2018.
On the injury front, there is some concern for Mitchell Moses as he goes through the HIA protocol, but there is good news with Ryan Matterson set to return from a concussion.
Beating a half-strength Newcastle side is one thing, but downing a runaway Eels team that is only getting better each week is an entirely different story.
Parramatta does need to be careful not to underestimate the Tigers, but if they can find plenty of open space like they did last week against Cronulla, they should be winning this comfortably.
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Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels Teams
Tigers team: 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
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. Ray Stone 18. Jordan Rankin 19. Haze Dunster 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Bryce Cartwright