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Eels vs Dragons Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Eels to continue dominance over Dragons

  • Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons meet in NRL Round 14
  • The sides clash at Bankwest Stadium with a 7.50pm AEST kick off on Friday
  • The Eels have won 3 straight, the Dragons have lost 3 in a row
  • Parramatta have won 9 of the last 10 meetings
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Parramatta Eels can celebrate another win over the Dragons (Getty Images)

Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons go head to head in NRL Round 14 at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on Friday. The Eels have won 9 of the last 10 meetings between the sides, and are strong favourites to continue that dominance.

Eels Form & Team News


Third-placed Eels might not be scoring heavily of late, but that hasn't stopped Parramatta moving to an 11-2 record for the season following three straight victories over the Wests Tigers, Canterbury Bulldogs and Cronulla Sharks.

The Eels have been kept to 18 or fewer in six of their last eight, and the two most recent wins have been more workmanlike than eye-catching. The victories over the Bulldogs and Sharks both came by just two points in low-scoring affairs, although the latter was played in torrential rain.

Ryan Matterson is back for the Eels for this one.

The Eels team to play on Friday is below:

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Ray Stone 15. Marata Niukore 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Andrew Davey 19. Haze Dunster 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Brad Takairangi

Dragons Form & Team News


The Dragons strung together back-to-back wins last month to breath life into their season, but have since lost three straight to slip to 12th on the ladder with a 4-9 record for the campaign. They are now approaching win at all costs territory if they are to stand a chance of making the finals.

St George are leaking points and need to find some solidity down the spine. The Dragons have conceded at least 22 in six of their last seven, and that is giving them a mountain to climb - as was the case in the latest losses to the Sharks (28-24), Rabbitohs (32-24) and Roosters (24-16).

The Dragons have lost Tariq Sims and the suspended Jackson Ford for this game, while Paul Vaughn remains out after breaching biosecurity protocols. Trent Merrin is left out of the squad with Tyrell Fuimaono, Korbin Sims and Jacob Host all coming in.

The Dragons team to play on Friday is 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. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Tristan Sailor 15. Kaide Ellis 16. Korbin Sims 17. Jacob Host 18. Brayden Wiliame 19. Eddie Blacker 20. Jason Saab 21. Jayden Sullivan

Eels vs Dragons Head to Head


This has been about as one-sided a head to head as you can get with Parramatta winning nine of the last 10 meetings. It is three wins in a row for the Eels, and five of the last seven victories over the Dragons have been by at least 12 points.

Eels vs Dragons Odds


The Eels are 1.21 favourites to continue their run of success against the Dragons, who are 4.50 outsiders. The line has been set at -11.5 for Parramatta.

Eels vs Dragons Stats


  • Parramatta Eels have won their last 3 NRL matches.
  • Parrmatta Eels have won 9 of the last 10 matches against St George Illawarra Dragons.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost their last 3 NRL matches.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons' last four matches have totalled 40 points or more.

Eels vs Dragons FAQs

What time does the Eels vs Dragons game start?

The scheduled kick off time for Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons is 7.50pm AEST on Friday, August 14.

Where is the Eels vs Dragons game being played?

Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons is being played at Bankwest Stadium, which is located in Sydney, Australia.

Can I watch a live stream of the Eels vs Dragons game?

Visit the live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons live stream.

Verdict

The Eels have a great record over the Dragons with 5 of their last 7 wins coming by 12 or more points. Take another wide-margin win, and over the points total with the Dragons' last four matches all surpassing that figure.

Best Bet: Over 39.5 Points Total Points @1.91 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Eels by 13+ Winning Margin @2.05 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units

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