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  • Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks expert predictions for Thursday’s Round 13 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 7:50 PM at CommBank Stadium
  • Key players Mitch Moses and Clint Gutherson return for Eels.
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Mitchell Moses, Clint Gutherson
Mitchell Moses and Clint Gutherson back in the starting 13 for the Eels. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks, Round 13 2024 - Expert Prediction


Huge Ins for Parramatta on an undermanned league leader’s Cronulla will see the Eels get back in the winners circle, taking advantage of the Origin affected Round 13.
  • Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks, Round 13 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Parramatta Eels Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Parramatta Eels Team News
  • Parramatta Eels Team List
  • Cronulla Sharks Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Cronulla Sharks Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Team List
  • Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks NRL 2024 Round 13 FAQ’s

Mitch Moses and Clint Gutherson return for the Eels, while Cronulla will be without Nicho Hynes and tackling machine Cam McInnes, who are representing the Blues next Wednesday in Origin one. 

The Eels defensive problems will still be there but with Cronulla losing their most creative player, while gaining their most attacking pair, the upper-hand flips drastically into Parramatta’s favour and are expected to cover the 1.5 points as favourites. 

The Eels will now be likely to turn a lot of the pressure they build into points with Moses and Gutherson in the team so expect them to score over 23.5 points in this game with Sean Russell crossing on the left edge.

  • Parramatta won two of three games with Mitch Moses in the side in 2024. 
  • Parramatta scored over 23.5 points in 2 of 3 games when Mitch Moses played halfback this season.
  • Parramatta have scored over 23.5 points in 2 of their past 3 games against Cronulla.
  • Parramatta score 46% of their tries on the left side of their attack. 

Head to Head 


Cronulla have won the past two games over the past two season against Parramatta by a slim average margin of just 3 points, winning in 2022 by 2 points and 2023 by 4 points.

Since 2019, the head to head record is split at three-a-piece.

Parramatta Eels Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
0-50-54-1

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-55.78-32-21-6

No secret Parra’s form has been horrendous this season as they have struggled with depth in the absence of their biggest names Mitch Moses and Clint Gutherson.

The Eels have played expansive footy for years leaking points but scoring more and that just doesn’t hold up if you lose your creative weapons in attack. 

The Eels have given up 30.2 points per game which is second-worst behind the Rabbits, while conceding 6.7 Linebreaks per game which is more than any team in the NRL.

Interim coach Trent Barrett will need to rectify the holes in the defensive line and try and hope that with the return of his key attackers he may be able to notch his first win in charge of the Eels.

Parramatta Eels Team News


Plenty happening for interim coach Trent Barrett on team’s day getting some positive news that both Mitch Moses and Clint Gutherson are available, along with the return of Will Penisini.

Barret has also dropped Joey Lussick with Brendan Hands getting the nod at hooker. J’maine Hopgood is on Origin duty so Joe Ofahengaue will lock the scrum.

Daejarn Asi drops out of the halves and Dylan Brown moves back to five-eight.

Parramatta Eels Team List


1. Clint Gutherson
2. Maika Sivo
3. Will Penisini
4. Sean Russell
5. Bailey Simonsson
6. Dylan Brown
7. Mitch Moses
8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
9. Brendan Hands
10. Junior Paulo
11. Kelma Tuilagi
12. Bryce Cartwright
13. Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange
14. Blaize Talagi
15. Shaun Lane
16. Makahesi Makatoa
17. Wiremu Greig

Reserves
18. Daejarn Asi
19. Morgan Harper
20. Joey Lussick
21. Ryan Matterson
22. Luca Moretti

Cronulla Sharks Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
4-14-13-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
53.036-55-04-2

Cronulla were blown out of Shark Park by the Panthers last weekend, going down to Penrith 42-0. 

The Sharks were starved of the ball in a typical display by the Panthers, despite missing the usual game-manager Nathan Cleary. Cronulla saw just 38% possession in the match and even less territory, playing just 28% of the game in Penrith’s half. The Sharks also faced 55 tackles by Penrith inside their 20m, which is no wonder they gave up 7 tries.

The 42-point margin was Cronulla’s third biggest loss in the club’s history, with the second biggest a 48-0 loss to Penrith in 2021 and is the third time in four years the Panthers have held the sharks to nil.

Cronulla Sharks Team News


Nicho Hynes and Cam McInnes are out on Blues duty with Brayden Trindall and Jack Williams replacing the pair. 

Toby Rudolf and Braden Hamlin-Uele return from injury and will join the bench.

Cronulla Sharks Team List


1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Jesse Ramien
4. Kayal Iro
5. Ronaldo Mulitalo
6. Daniel Atkinson
7. Braydon Trindall
8. Thomas Hazelton
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Oregon Kaufusi
11. Briton Nikora
12. Teig Wilton
13. Jack Williams

Interchange
14. Sifa Talakai
15. Toby Rudolf
16. Royce Hunt
17. Braden Hamlin-Uele

Reserves
18. Mawene Hiroti
19. Tuku Hau Tapuha
20. Billy Burns
21. Niwhai Puru
22. Jayden Berrell

Parramatta Eels vs Cronulla Sharks NRL 2024 Round 13 FAQ’s

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Verdict

The Eels will score over 23.5 points and cover the 1.5-point line as favourites and beat league leaders Cronulla, who will be missing their Origin stars.
 
Sean Russell will cross on the Eels preferred left side.
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