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  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights expert predictions for Sunday’s Round 7 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 2:00 PM at Accor Stadium
  • Will the Knights be able to disrupt the left-side attack of the Bulldogs?
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
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Josh Addo-Carr
Josh Addo-Carr and the left-side attack of Canterbury is destructive. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights, Round 7 2024 - Expert Prediction


Canterbury and Newcastle are both locked on 4 competition points in 15th and 14th on the ladder respectively, however, just one more win would see them jump right up into the mix for the eight again and I predict that it is going to be Canterbury get the surprise win as the dog that they are.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights, Round 7 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Team News
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Team List
  • Newcastle Knights Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Newcastle Knights Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Team List
  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 7 FAQ’s

Newcastle did look better last week against the Roosters, however, I was more impressed with what the Bulldogs did against the Storm on Friday night, coming back from 10 points down to push Melbourne to the final minutes of the match. The Canterbury defence looked much more organised than it has for years and with Villiame Kikau running wild on the edge, the Bulldogs are unstoppable when the Fijian is getting early ball. 

Newcastle have been a shade of the team they were at the end of last season and this Sunday afternoon away game is going to be a difficult spot for them. Honestly, this game is in the balance, but I predict that Canterbury will find the cracks in the Newcastle defence in what will be a very tight contest in my opinion that should not result in the blowouts we saw against these two last season. 

With Kikau terrorising the Newcastle line, look for Josh Addo-Carr to reap the rewards on the wing and finding the open space that Kikau attracts and creates.

  • Both Teams are averaging 18 points against this season.
  • 9 of 12 games involving either Canterbury or Newcaslte have gone Under the Game Total.
  • 7 of the past 9 games between Canterbury and Newcastle have gone Under the Game Total.
  • Josh Addo-Carr scored three tries last weekend.

Head to Head 


Canterbury had some real trouble containing Newcastle last season With the knights running up 108 points in two games with the Bulldogs scoring just one. 

Newcastle embarrassed the Doggies 66-0 in round 18 with Bradman best scoring a hattrick. The two faced eachother again six rounds later with Newcastle punishing Canterbury again 42-6.

Newcastle have had the better of Canterbury in the past 5 season winning 6 of the past 9 games.

Canterbury Bulldogs Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
2-34-11-4

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-5.51-51-21-2

The Bulldogs have been impressive in the last two weeks, hanging on to win in the wet against the Roosters 30-26 and getting beaten in the final 5 minutes of the match against Melbourne 14-16 last weekend.

The left side attack of the Bulldogs is as dangerous, if not the most dangerous, as any team in the NRL with Villiame Kikau back to his career-best form, tearing shreds through the defence with Matt Burton running on his inside and flyer Josh Addo-Carr lurking on the outside.

Connor Tracey has also made a difference at the back for the Bulldogs, primarily organising the defence and also putting in the hard runs and floating around looking for danger. 

Canterbury Bulldogs Team News


Blake Taaffe has passed his concussion protocols and will return, however, he is named in the No. 17 with Connor Tracey staying at fullback.

Sam Hughes will start at prop with Poasa Faamausili moving to the bench. Josh Curran also moves into the starting side at lock. Kurtis Morrin is back from suspension and will replace Kitione Kautoga

Canterbury Bulldogs Team List


1. Connor Tracey
2. Jacob Kiraz
3. Bronson Xerri
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Matt Burton
7. Drew Hutchison
8. Samuel Hughes
9. Reed Mahoney
10. Chris Patolo
11. Viliame Kikau
12. Jaeman Salmon
13. Josh Curran

Interchange
14. Bailey Hayward
15. Poasa Faamausili
16. Kurtis Morrin
17. Blake Taaffe

Reserves
19. Toby Sexton
20. Liam Knight
21. Jake Turpin
22. Max King
23. Kitione Kautoga

Newcastle Knights Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
2-34-12-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-27.12-41-31-1

Newcastle up and down season continued last week with another narrow loss to the Roosters 22-20 at McDonald Jones Stadium. The game hung in the balance statistically however it was the Rooster simply got the bounce of the ball on the night. 

It was the Knights third loss by a 1-12 margin this season being edged out by the Cowboys in golden point in round two and losing to the Warriors in New Zealand by 8 points. 

Newcastle have had a tough draw to start looking at the strength of schedule related to the current standing, playing four teams in the top ten this season.

Newcastle Knights Team News


The Knights will start the same 1-17 as they did in their narrow loss to the Roosters last week. Kalyn Ponga is carrying a hip injury and will be monitored heading into the weekend.

Newcastle Knights Team List


1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Greg Marzhew
3. Dane Gagai
4. Bradman Best
5. Enari Tuala
6. Jack Cogger
7. Jackson Hastings
8. Jacob Saifiti
9. Jayden Brailey
10. Leo Thompson
11. Dylan Lucas
12. Kai Pearce-Paul
13. Adam Elliott

Interchange
14. Phoenix Crossland
15. Daniel Saifiti
16. Jack Hetherington
17. Mat Croker

Reserves
18. Jed Cartwright
19. Brodie Jones
20. Tyson Gamble
21. David Armstrong
22. Thomas Jenkins

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 7 FAQ’s

How to watch Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 7?

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How to buy tickets to Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 7?

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Verdict

Canterbury’s left-side attack gives them the edge in this game , which will be a real tough Sunday afternoon battle at Accor. Both defences will do their best to lockdown keeping the total below 42.5 points.

Josh Addo-Carr will keep his tryscoring run alive with another against the Knights.
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