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Knights vs Dragons Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Knights to continue home form

  • Newcastle Knights host St George Illawarra Dragons on Sunday
  • The Knights have won their last 4 matches at McDonald Jones Stadium
  • The Dragons have lost their last 3 matches
  • The game kicks off at 4.05pm AEST
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Newcastle Knights have won their last four home games (Getty Images)

Newcastle Knights can close in on a home Elimination Final by defeating St George Illawarra Dragons at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday. The Knights can jump up to sixth with a win and put themselves into the driving seat for a home final.

Knights Form


Newcastle Knights suffered a second defeat in the last three games when going down 42-12 to Sydney Roosters last weekend, having also lost to New Zealand Warriors three games back.

At McDonald Jones Stadium, it has been a different story. The Knights have won their last four home games and will welcome being back in Newcastle for the final game of NRL Round 19.

Kalyn Ponga returns for the Knights at fullback with Tex Hoy moving into the halves and Mason Lino dropped to the reserves. 

Kurt Mann is suspended so Chris Randall comes in and Phoenix Crossland is named on the bench. In other changes, Hymel Hunt replaces Gehamat Shibasaki at centre and Mitch Barnett is back at lock.

The Knights team for Sunday is below: 

1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Enari Tuala, 4. Hymel Hunt, 5. Starford To'a, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Aidan Guerra, 13. Mitchell Barnett, 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Herman Ese'ese, 17. Sione Mata'utia, 18. Josh King, 19. Pasami Saulo, 20. Mason Lino, 21. Tautau Moga.

Dragons Form & Team News


St George Illawarra Dragons have lost three in a row with last week's 37-8 defeat to Canberra Raiders following losses to Gold Coast Titans and North Queensland Cowboys, who won a Golden Point game.

A 6-12 record leaves the Dragons in 13th on the ladder with the season ending in a whimper. St George are struggling to impact the scoreboard heavily, scoring 16 or less in four of their last six games. 

The Dragons hand a debut to Max Feagai as he comes in for Tyrell Fuimaono, who drops to the reserves. Tariq Sims is named on the bench in place of Billy Brittain. 

The Dragons team for Sunday is below:

1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Cody Ramsey 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Kaide Ellis 9. Ben Hunt 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jackson Ford 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Tariq Sims 15. Josh Kerr 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Max Feagai 18. Eddie Blacker 19. Tyrell Fuimaono 20. Brayden Wiliame 21. Jayden Sullivan.

Knights vs Dragons Head to Head


The Dragons have dominated the Knights, winning 12 of the last 15 meetings. The most recent clash went the way of Newcastle with the Knights winning 45-12 in Round 10 last year.

Knights vs Dragons Odds


The Knights are $1.31 favourites to continue their winning run at home. The Dragons are $3.50 outsiders and get an +8.5 start on the handicap line.

Knights vs Dragons Stats


  • Newcastle Knights have won their last 4 home matches.
  • Newcastle Knights have won 3 of their last 4 home matches by 12 or more points.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost their last 3 matches.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have won 12 of their last 15 matches against Newcastle Knights.

Knights vs Dragons FAQs

What time is the Knights vs Dragons match?

The Knights vs Dragons match is played at 4.05pm on Sunday, September 20.

Where is the Knights vs Dragons match played?

The Knights vs Dragons match is played at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.

How can I live stream the Knights vs Dragons match?

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Verdict

The Knights are a much better side at home and can bounce back from last week's heavy defeat. Take Newcastle to cover the line, something they've managed in three of their last four home wins.

Best Bet: Knights -8.5 Handicap Line @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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