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Jeremy Darke 23 Apr 2024
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  • New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans expert predictions for Thursday’s Round 8 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 2:00 PM at Go Media Stadium
  • Warriors defence expected to improve greatly, denying Gold Coast any scoring chances.
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak could be on for a double on Anzac Day. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans, Round 8 2024 - Expert Prediction


Anzac Day footy returns to New Zealand with the Warriors hosting the Titans at Go Media Stadium, for just the second time that an NRL game has been played on April 25th. The Warriors fans will be out in force in what is expected to be a sellout crowd with the Mt. Smart Joker leading his crew and watching their boys get a big win against the Gold Coast. 
  • New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans, Round 8 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • New Zealand Warriors Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • New Zealand Warriors Team News
  • New Zealand Warriors Team List
  • Gold Coast Titans Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Gold Coast Titans Team News
  • Gold Coast Titans Team List
  • New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL 2024 Round 8 FAQ’s

The New Zealanders have not looked at their best over the past couple of weeks but you can bet your bottom dollar that they will get up for this occasion. The Warriors defence has let them down over the last couple of weeks and their form hasn’t been as clean as they would have liked at Go Media Stadium this season, but they will turn it around against the Titans this week. 

The Gold Coast have found some spark in attack, but are also having major troubles adjusting to the defensive mindset of new coach Des Hasler  and are conceding the second-most points of any team in the comp. The Warriors attack are going to exploit the disjointed Gold Coast defensive line and will pile on the points against the Titans at home, giving their fans exactly what they want to see. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is going to have a day out on the right wing and he will likely score a double out there.

  • The Titans are 0-6 this season.
  • The Titans concede an average of 30.0 points per game in 2024.
  • The last 6 matches between the Warriors and the Titans has gone Under the game total. 
  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has scored a try in each of his last two games against the Titans.

Head to Head 


The Warriors got a 28-18 victory over the Gold Coast in round 23 last season, as the Titans watched Shaun Johnson punish them into the ground with 2 tries, 2 linebreaks, 2 try assists and a linebreak assist.

Surprisingly, the Warriors win was their first against the Titans in 4 games, however, the head to head record is at 4 a piece in the past 5 seasons.

New Zealand Warriors Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
3-21-41-4

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-25.62-52-21-1

The Warriors success last season was built on the foundation of their defence and in the 3 games that they have won this season that has also been the case. The issue for New Zealand this season though is that they have not been as consistent as they were in denying their opposition despite having all the pieces still there.

The Warriors got found out against the Saints last week, going down 30-12 despite controlling 62% of the territory in the match. The Dragons made 6 linebreaks and capitalised on the few scoring chances that they had, only being tackled 14 times in the Warriors 20 metres. This is a major warning sign for Andrew Webster who will be disappointed with his team’s effort last Friday.

New Zealand Warriors Team News


Kurt Capewell is out with a throat injury. Jacob Laban comes into the starting side as his replacement with Zyon Maiu'u joining the bench in his NRL debut. Dylan Walker also returns from injury in a major boost for the Warriors bench

New Zealand Warriors Team List


1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3. Rocco Berry
4. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Te Maire Martin
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Wayde Egan
10. Mitch Barnett
11. Jackson Ford
12. Jacab Laban
13. Tohu Harris

Interchange
14. Dylan Walker
15. Tom Ale
16. Zyon Maiu'u
17. Ali Leiataua

Reserves
18. Adam Pompey
20. Taine Tuaupiki
21. Ali Leiataua
22. Edward Kosi
23. Tanner Stowers-Smith

Gold Coast Titans Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
0-53-22-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-602-40-20-4

The Gold Coast have been improving but their first win of 2024 still eludes them after going down to Manly 34-30 last Saturday evening at Cbus Stadium. The Titans traded blows with the Sea Eagles and led multiple times in the game, but once all of the 11 tries were scored by the 55th minute of the game and fatigue set in, the errors started to take over the game and it became hard to watch watch for both teams. 

The Titans defence is extremely soft at times and they are never going to win games if they continue to average 30 points and 6.3 linebreaks against per game.

Gold Coast Titans Team News


No changes to the Titans team that almost got the better of Manly last weekend. David Fifita is again named to start despite a late switch to the bench before the Manly game. 

Gold Coast Titans Team List


1. AJ Brimson
2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira
3. Brian Kelly
4. Harley Smith-Shields
5. Jojo Fifita
6. Tanah Boyd
7. Kieran Foran
8. Moeaki Fotuaika
9. Chris Randall
10. Jaimin Jolliffe
11. David Fifita
12. Beau Fermor
13. Klese Haas

Interchange
14. Sam Verrills
15. Erin Clark
16. Isaac Liu
17. Josiah Pahulu

Reserves
18. Joe Stimson
19. Tony Francis
20. Aaron Schoupp
21. Keano Kini
22. Jacob Alick-Wiencke

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL 2024 Round 8 FAQ’s

How to watch New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL 2024 Round 8?

You can watch the New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL 2024 Round 8 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 New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL 2024 Round 8?

To buy tickets to the New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL 2024 Round 8 game check the NRL website or the official New Zealand Warriors site.

Verdict

The Warriors will put on a show for their fans and get a 13+ victory over the Titans at home on Anzac Day.
 
The New Zealand defence will turn things around and hold out the Gold Coast this week, with the match following the recent trend of the Under on the game total.
 
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will get a a try and most likely a double.
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