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Dolphins vs Parramatta Eels Tips - Electric Eels to be too hot for the Dolphins

Last updated: 23 Jun 2023
Jeremy Darke 23 Jun 2023
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  • Dolphins vs Parramatta Eels predictions for Saturday’s NRL game (15:00 AEST)
  • Eels are on a 4-game winning streak
  • Will Parramatta continue their push further up the NRL ladder?
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Dolphins vs Parramatta Eels Tips

Saturday’s early kickoff pins two teams up against each other on very different form curves. The Dolphins have been struggling of late, while the Eels have hit their season’s best form winning four in a row. 
  • Dolphins vs Parramatta Eels Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Dolphins Form
  • Dolphins Team News
  • Dolphins Team List
  • Parramatta Eels Form
  • Parramatta Eels Team News
  • Parramatta Eels Team List

You can’t tip against Parra when they are in such fine form, especially when the Dolphins have not been performing to the standard they did earlier in the season. I like the Eels as 5.5-point favourites and expect them to easily put on over 24 points on an unorganised Dolphins defence. 

Maika Sivo leads the league with 16 tries for the year, even though he is short at $1.70 has to be backed.

  • The Eels have had an average winning margin of 20 in their last 4 games.
  • The Dolphins have conceded an average of 28 points in their last 5 games.
  • Parramatta have scored an average 32 points in their last 4 games.
  • Maika Sivo has scored 16 tries in 15 games

Head to Head 

This is the first meeting between the Dolphins and the Parramatta Eels

Dolphins Form

Wayne Bennett's men have lost four of their last six games, including two whoopings in their last two  games against the Warriors and Manly.

Starting the year well defensively, things have come undone of late, which can be due to suspensions, injuries and Origin call ups. 

Depth was always going to be an issue for the Dolphins in 2023 and their surprise run at the top looks all but over.

Dolphins Team News

Felise Kaufusi returns from his second suspension this season and replaces Connelly Lemuelu in the backrow. Valynce Te Whare joins the starting lineup in the centres, filling in for the injured Brenko Lee.

Josh Kerr will make his first appearance for the club after transferring from the Dragons mid-season. Additionally, Brayden McGrady will make his NRL debut and has been named as a winger.

Despite struggling with a shoulder injury in recent weeks, Jeremy Marshall-King has been included in the lineup. There is also a potential boost with halfback Sean O'Sullivan listed as a reserve.

Dolphins Team List

1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
2. Jamayne Isaako
3. Euan Aitken
4. Valynce Te Whare
5. Brayden Mcgrady
6. Kodi Nikorima
7. Isaiya Katoa
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Jeremy Marshall-King
10. Herman Ese’ese
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Ray Stone


14. Josh Kerr
15. Mark Nicholls
16. Connelly Lemuelu
17. Max Plath


18. Harrison Graham
19. Sean O’Sullivan
20. Poasa Faamausili
21. Robert Jennings
22. Kurt Donoghoe

Parramatta Eels Form

Parramatta have done it the hard way in 2023, dragging themselves from the bottom of the ladder to now be on a four-game winning streak, popping them up into the top 8 for the first time this season.

King Gutho has been in red-hot form along with the Parra halves, even the absence of Dylan Brown has not affected their attacking flair. 

All of a sudden there is plenty of chatter about the Eels being a top-4 contender.

Parramatta Eels Team News

Mitch Moses and Junior Paulo have been selected to play despite playing for New South Wales on Wednesday.

Shaun Lane and Waqa Blake, who have been sidelined due to long-term injuries, are once again included as reserves and may potentially join the team at a later stage.

Parramatta Eels Team List

1. Clinton Gutherson
2. Maika Sivo
3. Viliami Penisini
4. Bailey Simonsson
5. Sean Russell
6. Daejarn Asi
7. Mitchell Moses
8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
9. Brendan Hands
10. Junior Paulo
11. Bryce Cartwright
12. Andrew Davey
13. J’maine Hopgood


14. Ofahiki Ogden
15. Joe Ofahengaue
16. Ryan Matterson
17. Makahesi Makatoa


18. Haze Dunster
19. Matt Doorey
20. Luca Moretti
21. Waqa Blake
22. Shaun Lane


The Eels are too hot and the Dolphins are just not. The Eels as 5.5 points favourites is an easy pick as well as them scoring over 24 points on a disjointed Dolphins defence. Maika Sivo scores tries…so back him anytime.

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