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Tigers vs Bulldogs Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Wests to get back on track against Bulldogs

  • Wests Tigers host Canterbury Bulldogs in NRL Round 14 on Sunday
  • The game kicks off at 4.05pm AEST at Bankwest Stadium
  • Both sides are bidding to bounce back from heavy defeats last week
  • Canterbury are bottom of the ladder with two wins all season
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Russell Packer will be key for the Wests Tigers (Getty Images)

The West Tigers host the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday to close out round 14 of the NRL. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games, and a finals berth is at risk this weekend as they seek a much-needed win against the competition's cellar dwellers.

Tigers Form & Team News


The Tigers have lost five of their last six matches including a heavy defeat at the hands of the Knights last week. As a result, they find find themselves in 10th position and four points outside of the eight.

Alex Seyfarth replaces Thomas Mikaele on the bench, with Jacob Liddle (knee) returning to the side for the first time this year. Moses Mbye moves to the centre and Tommy Talau to the wing.

Luke Garner replaces Chris Lawrence in the second-row. Lawrence pushes back to the bench alongside Josh Reynolds, who replaces Billy Walters (knee).

The Tigers team for Sunday can be found below:

1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joey Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Luke Brooks 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Russell Packer 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Luke Garner 13. Matt Eisenhuth 14. Thomas Mikaele 15. Josh Reynolds 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Chris Lawrence 18. Asu Kepoea 19. Shawn Blore 20. Alex Seyfarth 21. Elijah Taylor

Bulldogs Form & Team News


It has been yet another season to forget for the Bulldogs, languishing last on the ladder with just two wins. They come into this having been comfortably beaten by the Storm last week.

Reimis Smith replaces Dallin Watene-Zelezniak on the wing, with Matthew Doorey joining the interchange.

Kerrod Holland starts at centre for Jake Averillo (hip), while Jack Cogger replaces Lachlan Lewis (suspended) at halfback.

The Bulldogs team list for Sunday can be found below:

1. Nick Meaney 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Tim Lafai 4. Kerrod Holland 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Kieran Foran 7. Jack Cogger 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Sione Katoa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson 14. Jeremy Marshall-King 15. Aiden Tolman 16. Jesse Sue 17. Reimis Smith 19. Brandon Wakeham 20. Renouf To'omaga 21. Chris Smith 22. Matt Doorey

Tigers vs Bulldogs Head To Head


The Bulldogs have dominated head-to-head matches between the two clubs, winning 23 of 37 matches. The Tigers easily accounted for the Bulldogs in Round 7 this year, taking out a 34-6 victory.

Tigers vs Bulldogs Betting Odds


Wests are $1.44 favourites to return to winning ways. The Bulldogs are $2.80 outsiders with the line set at -6.5 for the Tigers.

Tigers vs Bulldogs Match Up


Russell Packer and Dylan Napa are two of the biggest hitters in the game and will be looking to install their dominance early in the game. 

Two big front-rowers with a no prisoner attitude, Packer and Napa are representative forwards who are the leaders of their respective packs. Whoever is able to take charge of the game early will be vital in taking the first steps towards victory.

Tigers vs Bulldogs Key Stats


  • The Tigers have lost their last 3 matches in a row.
  • The Bulldogs have a strong recent record over the Tigers, winning three of their last four meetings.
  • The Tigers were 34-6 winners this season when the sides met in Round 7.

Tigers vs Bulldogs FAQs?

Can I watch a Tigers vs Bulldogs live stream?

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Where is Tigers vs Bulldogs taking place?

Tigers vs Bulldogs is being played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, NSW.

What time does Tigers vs Bulldogs start?

Tigers vs Bulldogs is being played at 4:05pm AEST on Sunday 16 August 2020.

Verdict

The Tigers have been struggling to break their losing streak. However, with their season on the line, they look perfectly placed to return to the winners circle with a comfortable win against the cellar dwellers.

Best Bet: Wests by 13+ Handicap Line @2.60 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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