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Eels vs Cowboys Betting Tips & Odds - Can North Queensland cause an upset on Friday?

  • The Eels lose Mitch Moses to a calf injury
  • Star Valentine Holmes is nearing a return from an ankle injury
  • Kyle Feldt has scored eight tries from his past five games against the Eels
  • the Cowboys have won five of the last seven games against the Eels
Kyle Feldt
Kyle Feldt has a great record against the Eels (Getty)

Friday night footy presents a crunch match for both the Eels and Cowboys as the top-eight continues to tighten.

Parramatta are at the top of the table but have injury concerns heading into Friday while North Queensland are set to welcome back a star recruit for this vital game.

Eels Form & Team News

The Eels consolidated their position at the top of the ladder with a golden point win over the Raiders last weekend. The win came at a cost however with star playmaker Mitch Moses set to miss an extended period of time with a calf injury.

Former Dragon Jai Field will replace Moses at halfback with David Gower getting a run on the bench in place of Daniel Alvaro.

The Parramatta Eels team for Friday can be found below:

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jai Field 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Marata Niukore 14. Ray Stone 15. David Gower 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Brad Takairangi 18. Stefano Utoikamanu 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. George Jennings 21. Will Smith

Cowboys Form & Team News

The North Queensland Cowboys put together arguably their best win of the season last weekend, beating the Newcastle Knights by 12 points. The victory puts them within striking distance of the top-eight with one of their best players in Valentine Holmes nearing his return.

Holmes has been named in the reserves, while Justin O'Neill has been named on the wing with Tom Opacic at centre.

The North Queensland Cowboys team for Friday can be found below:

1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tom Opacic 4. Esan Marsters 5. Justin O’Neill 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. Gavin Cooper 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo 18. Reuben Cotter 19. Valentine Holmes 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Granville

Eels vs Cowboys Head to Head

The Cowboys have had the better of the Eels in recent match ups, winning five of the last seven games. A victory on Friday night would make it three-straight wins for North Queensland over Parramatta.

Eels vs Cowboys Betting Odds

The Cowboys ($3.20) are the heavy underdogs heading into Friday night. The Eels are the $1.35 favourites with the line set at -8.0 for the home side.

Eels vs Cowboys Match Up

Parramatta's Reed Mahoney is the main man for the Eels, going about his work with class and zero fuss. Reece Robson, who like Mahoney is 22, has made the most of his chance to wear the Cowboys No.9 and possesses a strong running game.

Eels vs Cowboys Key Stats

  • Kyle Feldt has scored eight tries from his past five games against the Eels
  • Kyle Feldt leads the NRL in total tries scored with nine
  • The Cowboys have won five of their last seven games against the Eels

Eels vs Cowboys FAQ

When does the Eels vs Cowboys match kick off?

The Eels vs Cowboys match is scheduled to kick off at 7.55pm AEST on Friday, July 3.

Where is the Eels vs Cowboys match being played?

The Eels vs Cowboys match is scheduled to be played at Bankwest Stadium, which is located in Sydney.

How can I live stream the Eels vs Cowboys match?

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We're backing the Cowboys to cause an upset on Friday night. 

The first try scorer market is also our value play of the day with the in-form Kyle Feldt a great scoring option against the Eels.

Best Bet: North Queensland To Win @3.20 at bet365 Australia - 10 Units
Value Bet: Kyle Fledt First Try Scorer @10.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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