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Last updated: 15 May 2024
Jeremy Darke 15 May 2024
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  • Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights expert predictions for Saturday’s Round 11 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 3:00 PM at Suncorp Stadium
  • Gold Coast Titans team reveals impressive defensive work led by coach Des Hassler, star player, David Fifita expected to put in a big performance.
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
David Fifita
David Fifita made the big call to stay at the Titans for two more years. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights, Round 11 2024 - Expert Prediction

The Titans and the Knights come into their Magic Round clash carrying injuries will lead to a low-scoring game with both teams relying on their defence to get them home with their halves missing in action.
  • Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights, Round 11 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Gold Coast Titans Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Gold Coast Titans Team News
  • Gold Coast Titans Team List
  • Newcastle Knights Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Newcastle Knights Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Team List
  • Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 11 FAQ’s

The Des Hassler effect is becoming evident in the Titans squad with their goal line defence a highlight of the past four weeks. It will need to be the case again against the Knights, with both A.J. Brimson and Keiren Foran missing, which will have an affect on their attacking numbers this week. The Knights have their own outs with Tyson Gamble missing and a few others in doubt. 

I expect a game that will hit the Under on the Game Total and due to the lack of scoring from both sides we will also see the Titans cover. David Fifita has made a big call and will stay at the Titans for another two seasons and he will celebrate his decision with a four-pointer.

  • The Titans have covered the line in their past 6 matches.
  • 6 of 9 Titans matches have gone Under the Game Total in 2024.
  • 7 of 10 Newcastle matches have hit the Under Game Total in 2024.
  • David Fifita scored 2 tries against Newcastle in Round 11 last season.

Head to Head 

The Titans and Knights met in round 11 last season with Newcastle putting up 46 points to the Gold Coast’s 26 after the game was locked 12-12 at halftime.

Since the 2019 season, the Gold Coast and Newcastle have met eight times with the winning record split 4-4.

Gold Coast Titans Form Analysis & Betting Trends

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2024 Betting Trends

Throughout Des Hassler’s coaching career his teams have been known for their resilience in defence and that is starting to shine through on the Gold Coast. 

The Titans got their second win of the season in Round 10, beating the Cowboys 20-18, absorbing 57% of the territory from North Queensland, who also had 40 tackles in the Titans 20m. 

Over the past three weeks the Gold Coast have faced 104 tackles inside their own 20m line and have done a miraculous job of repelling their opponents with countless effort tackles that have saved multiple tries. Just maybe the Hassler system will work in good time. 

Gold Coast Titans Team News

The Titans to most dangerous attacking weapons AJ Brimson and Kieran Foran will miss this week through injury and will be replaced by Chris Randall and Sam Verrills

Phillip Sami and Harley Smith-Shields failed to finish the last game and will be replaced by Alofiana Khan-Pereira and Aaron Schoupp in the backs.

Keenan Palasia has returned from a quad injury and willl join the bench with Joe Stimson also making it back onto the pine.

Gold Coast Titans Team List

1. Keano Kini
2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira
3. Brian Kelly
4. Aaron Schoupp
5. Jojo Fifita
6. Chris Randall
7. Sam Verrills
8. Moeaki Fotuaika
9. Erin Clark
10. Jaimin Jolliffe
11. David Fifita
12. Beau Fermor
13. Klese Haas

14. Keenan Palasia
15. Isaac Liu
16. Josiah Pahulu
17. Joe Stimson

18. Tom Weaver
19. Tony Francis
20. Jacob Alick-Wiencke
21. Iszac Fa'asuamaleaui
​​​​​​​22. Jaylan De Groot

Newcastle Knights Form Analysis & Betting Trends

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Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+

Since Kalyn Ponga was injured against the Bulldogs a month ago, the Knights have gone 3-0, beating the Dolphins, Warriors and Tigers. Losing their star fullback has had a positive effect in a way, shifting their own focus of scoring points back to deterring their opponents, as they did at the end of the 2023 season.

In the first seven games of the 2024 season Newcastle averaged 21.28 points against per game. In the last 3 matches they have conceded an average of just 12 points per game. 

If the Knights are to continue to keep winning they are going to have to rely on holding their opponents to these lower team totals as they are clearly hurting in attack without Ponga in the lineup.

Newcastle Knights Team News

Tyson Gamble will be out for an extended period with a broken foot and will be replaced in the halves by Jack Cogger.

Dylan Lucas moves into the starting 13 with Kai Pearce-Paul moving to the bench.

Jacob Saifiti moves into the side with his brother Daniel being suspended for a week. 

Bradman Best, Dane Gagai and Tyson Frizell are all carrying injuries and may be late withdrawals. 

Newcastle Knights Team List

1. David Armstrong
2. Enari Tuala
3. Dane Gagai
4. Bradman Best
5. Greg Marzhew
6. Jack Cogger
7. Jackson Hastings
8. Jacob Saifiti
9. Jayden Brailey
10. Leo Thompson
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Dylan Lucas
13. Adam Elliott

14. Phoenix Crossland
15. Kai Pearce-Paul
16. Brodie Jones
17. Jack Hetherington

18. Mat Croker
19. Jed Cartwright
20. Krystian Mapapalangi
21. Thomas Cant
​​​​​​​22. Fletcher Sharpe

Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 11 FAQ’s

How to watch Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 11?

You can watch the Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 11 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchNRL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 11?

To buy tickets to the Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights NRL 2024 Round 11 game check the NRL website or the official Gold Coast Titans site.


David Fifita will cross the line for the Titans, helping them cover the 6.5 points as underdogs.
With both teams carrying injury the Under is expected to hit.
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