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The Canberra Raiders will host the Newcastle Knights on Sunday afternoon (Getty Images)
Justin Darcy 05 Jun 2020
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Raiders vs Knights Betting Tips & Match Preview

The undefeated Raiders host the Knights on Sunday afternoon in Sydney in a match that has a hint of finals footy to it.

Canberra were a class above the Storm last week while the Knights drew with Penrith with a late surge to the siren.

Raiders Form & Team News

 The Raiders have started the season in fine fashion, remaining unbeaten and sitting in the top two on the ladder. Their dominant display last week has put them in the box seat to win this match and to go 4-0 for the first time since 2005.

Bailey Simonsson returns to the wing which has resulted in Jordan Rapana being placed on the bench.

The Raiders team for Sunday can be found below:

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Jordan Rapana 18. Tom Starling 19. Matt Frawley 20. Kai O'Donnell 21. Michael Oldfield

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Knights Form & Team News

After seeing themselves down 14-0 at half-time last week against Penrith, the Knights managed to pick themselves back up to keep the opposition scoreless to draw the match at 14-14. They won their first two games of the season, but losing this will see them slide down the ladder which they will not be wanting after such a close game last week.

Kalyn Ponga returns from suspension, putting Tex Hoy to the bench. Andrew McCullough will wear the Knights colours for the first time while Connor Watson sits on the sidelines with an injured ankle. Herman Ese'ese starts at lock while Tim Glasby sits on the bench and Chris Randall heads back to the two's.

The Raiders team for Sunday can be found below:

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Aidan Guerra 12. Sione Mata'utia 13. Herman Ese'ese 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Brodie Jones 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 19. Chris Randall 20. Mason Lino 21. Pasami Saulo

Raiders vs Knights Head to Head

Both the Raiders and Knights have taken turns at winning when playing against each other, but the Raiders holding on 3-2 from their last five clashes.

From their trend, Knights won their last encounter so expect the Raiders to pounce in this match.

Raiders vs Knights Betting Odds

The Raiders hold favouritism in this match at $1.37 while the bookies are prepared to take on the Knights after a questionable first half last weekend, paying $3.10.

The Line for the Raiders on Sunday is -7.5.

Raiders vs Knights Match Up

Bradman Best v Curtis Scott looks the main matchup here. Best is a teenage start and was one of the berometers to help the Knights come back while Curtis Scott has shown a world of potential to date.

Raiders vs Knights Key Stats

  • The Raiders have not lost any of their last five games when starting as the favourite
  • The Knights have not won any of their last five games when starting as the underdog
  • The Raiders have a 3-2 record over the Knights from their last five clashes

Raiders vs Knights FAQ

When does the Raiders vs Knights match kick off?

The Raiders vs Knights match is scheduled to kick off at 4.05pm on Sunday.

Where is the Raiders vs Knights match being played?

The Raiders vs Knights match will be played in Campbelltown in Sydney.

How can I live stream the Raiders vs Knights match?

Visit our live streaming page at bets.com.au for information on how you can watch the Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights.



The Raiders look primed to win this match and remain undefeated.

Bailey Simonsson returns to the wing and is expected to score during the match.
Best Bet: Canberra Raiders To Win $1.37 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
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