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Bulldogs vs Titans Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Titans to beat the cellar dwellers

  • Canterbury Bulldogs host Gold Coast Titans on Saturday
  • The NRL Round 17 game kicks off at 3.00pm AEST
  • The Bulldogs have won 4 of the last 5 head to heads
  • Gold Coast have not won in Sydney for more than a year
Jamal Fogarty
Jamal Fogarty will be a key man for the Gold Coast Titans (Getty Images)

The Canterbury Bulldogs host the Gold Coast Titans in Round 17 of the NRL season on Saturday afternoon at ANZ Stadium. The Bulldogs are the competition cellar dwellers currently in last place, while the Titans are improving each week but will also miss out on the finals.

Bulldogs Form & Team News


The Bulldogs have been playing consistent football in the last month, but have failed to turn those performances into victories.

Charging to a 20-8 point lead at halftime against the Canberra Raiders last week, the Bulldogs looked set to move off the bottom rung of the ladder. But they failed to take advantage of the hot start, going down by 34-20.

Luke Thompson and Jake Averillo return to the bench in place of Sione Katoa and Dean Britt.

The Bulldogs team for Saturday can be found below:

1. Will Hopoate 2. Nick Meaney 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Kerrod Holland 5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Aiden Tolman 14. Jake Averillo 15. Renouf To'omaga 16. Matt Doorey 17. Luke Thompson 19. Sauaso Sue 20. Jack Cogger 21. Reimis Smith 22. Tim Lafai

Titans Form & Team News


The Titans continue to improve each week under the tutelage of Justin Holbrook, and recorded their fifth victory for the season last weekend over the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Led by new captain and halfback Jamal Fogarty, the Titans scored two tries in the last six minutes to record a 14-10 win over the Dragons.

Gold Coast welcome back star forward Moeaki Fotuaika (suspension) onto the bench, while Jai Arrow and Anthony Don are a chance of returning to the side this week after being named in the reserves.

The Titans team list for Saturday can be found below:

1. AJ Brimson 2. Corey Thompson 3. Brian Kelly 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Sam Stone 12. Beau Fermor 13. Tyrone Peachey 14. Erin Clark 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Sam Lisone 18. Tanah Boyd 19. Jai Arrow 20. Anthony Don 21. Jai Whitbread

Bulldogs vs Titans Head To Head


The Bulldogs and Titans have barely been separated in their 17 clashes to date, with the Bulldogs holding a 9-8 advantage over the Titans.

The last time the Bulldogs met the Titans, Canterbury came away 22-16 winners in Round 10 last year. They have now won four of the last five head to heads.

Bulldogs vs Titans Betting Odds


The Titans are favourites to win the match at $1.82, with the Bulldogs $2.00. The line has been set at +1.5 points for Canterbury.

Bulldogs vs Titans Match Up


Jamal Fogarty and Lachlan Lewis are two inexperienced players who have had the halfback roles thrust upon them with their clubs in dire straights. 

Fogarty has taken over the Titans halfback and captaincy roles on the back of Ash Taylor’s poor form, providing the team with much needed direction. 

Lewis is in a similar position for the Bulldogs as he strives to make the halfback position his own. With Trent Barrett set to take the reins as coach next year, Lewis is one of a host of players playing for the futures.

Bulldogs vs Titans Key Stats


  • The Bulldogs have won 2 matches all season.
  • The Titans haven’t won a match in Sydney since May 2019.
  • The Bulldogs have won 4 of their last 5 matches against the Titans.

Bulldogs vs Titans FAQs

Where is the Bulldogs vs Titans game played?

The Bulldogs vs Titans game is played at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

When is the Bulldogs vs Titans game played?

The Bulldogs vs Titans game is played at 3.00pm on Saturday, September 5.

How can I live stream the Bulldogs vs Titans match?

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Verdict

The Bulldogs have been playing consistent football, however, have failed to put away their opposition. On the other hand, the Titans have strung a few wins together and are improving each week.

Best Bet: Titans Win Match Result @-121.95 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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