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Dragons vs Titans Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Dragons set for third straight win

  • St George Illawarra Dragons and Gold Coast Titans meet on Friday night
  • The game gets underway at 6.00pm AEST at Jubilee Stadium
  • The Dragons are bidding for a third straight victory
  • The Dragons have won the last 5 matches against the Titans
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Gold Coast Titans have lost five straight against the St George Illawarra Dragons (Getty Images)

The St George Illawarra Dragons host the Gold Coast Titans in NRL Round 16 on Friday night. The Dragons are in search of their third straight win, while the Titans are looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to the Raiders last week.

Dragons Form & Team News


Dean Young began his coaching career with a win over the Broncos last week, albeit with a big scare to come away narrow 28-24 winners. 

The Dragons have won their last five straight matches over the Titans, and will start as favourites for a third straight victory of the current season.

Jackson Ford and Billy Brittain replace Korbin Sims (calf) and Paul Vaughen (suspension) on the bench in the only changes to this week's side.

The Dragons team for Friday can be found below:

1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Ben Hunt 10. Josh Kerr 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jacob Host 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Kaide Ellis 15. Trent Merrin 16. Jackson Ford 17. Billy Brittain 18. Eddie Blacker 19. Tristan Sailor 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Max Feagai

Titans Form & Team News


The Titans have been a much improved side in the latter half of the season, with coach Justin Holbrook rewarded with a long-term contract extension during the week.

Gold Coast were no match for the Canberra Raiders last weekend, going down 36-16 for a second successive defeat.

Ash Taylor returns to five-eight for Tannah Boyd, while Tyrone Peachey has been named to start at lock for Moeki Fotuaika (suspended).

Beau Fermor starts in the second-row for Keegan Hipgrave who drops back to the bench, while Mitch Rein replaces Nathan Peats at hooker.

The Titans team list for Friday 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. Sam Lisone 16. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Jai Whitbread 18. Tanah Boyd 19. Anthony Don 20. Treymain Spry 21. Darius Farmer

Dragons vs Titans Head To Head


The Dragons have dominated head-to-head matches between the two clubs, winning 16 of 23 matches. The Dragons easily accounted for the Titans last time they met in Round 6, running away 20-8 winners.

Dragons vs Titans Betting Odds


The Dragons are strong $1.30 favourites to see off the Titans, who are $3.60 outsiders. The line has been set at +9.5 points for Gold Coast.

Dragons vs Titans Match Up


We are currently graced with some electric fullbacks in the NRL, none more so than speed machines Matthew Dufty and Alexander Brimson. 

Dufty has often struggled for consistency in the last few seasons, often playing a handful of games before being dropped for a handful more. One of the most improved players in the competition following the six-again rule change, he is graced with electric pace and will be looking to light up the turf once again at home.

On the other end of the field, Brimson has shown why he is arguably the Titans' most important player, with his injection into the side no coincidence behind their rise in form. Another speedster who has been spoken about for an Origin call-up, the Titans fullback also possesses a beautiful passing game which has seen the Titans a much more effective offensive team.

Dragons vs Titans Stats


  • The Dragons are bidding for a third straight win.
  • The Dragons have won their last five matches over the Titans.
  • The Titans haven’t won in Sydney since May last year.

Dragons vs Titans FAQs

Where is the Dragons vs Titans game played?

The Dragons vs Titans game is played at Jubilee Stadium in Sydney.

When is the Dragons vs Titans game played?

The Dragons vs Titans game is played at 6.00pm on Friday, August 28.

How can I live stream the Dragons vs Titans game?

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Verdict

The Dragons have been a much improved side since Ben Hunt has moved to the hooker role, however, often struggle to put their opposition away to a big defeat. Although they should take care of the Titans, it might not be by much.

Best Bet: Dragons by 1-12 Winning Margin @3.10 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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