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Gold Coast Titans and the New Zealand Warriors drew 12-12 in a trial match last month (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 12 Mar 2021
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New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans Tips


This game will be very tough going through the middle, which means it could be decided out wide. The Titans look to have the edge on that front and can start 2021 with a win.

  • New Zealand Warriors have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Gold Coast Titans have won their last 5 matches.
  • Gold Coast Titans won the only meeting between the sides in 2020.

Head-to-Head

 
There have been 27 games between these two sides. The Warriors have dominated, scoring 18 wins to the Titans' nine.

The Warriors have also won eight of their last 10 games against the Titans, but it is the Titans who won the last encounter, 16-12 in Round 9 last year.

New Zealand Warriors Form


The Warriors finished 2020 in 10th place, with eight wins and 12 losses. It was a season in which Stephen Kearney was replaced by Nathan Brown as coach.

Their last game of the year was a 40-28 win over Manly Sea Eagles before they finally got to return to New Zealand after spending the entire season in Australia. 

It was impressive record for a club that had to borrow players and had an assistant coach running the side for the bulk of the year. 

Their only trial game was against the Gold Coast Titans and resulted in a 12-12 draw.

New Zealand Warriors Team News


The Warriors had a few little injuries picked up in the off-season, but none of them have prevented any players' availability for Round 1. 

They are fully fit and will be sporting a beefier forward pack, thanks to the addition of Addin Fonua-Blake, Ben Murdoch-Masila and Bayley Sironen.

New Zealand Warriors Team List


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Euan Aitken 4. Peta Hiku 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila 16. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Bunty Afoa 18. Adam Pompey 20. Sean O’Sullivan 21. Tom Ale 22. Josh Curran

Gold Coast Titans Form


The Titans won just four of their opening 15 games in 2020 before things started to click.

Gold Coast won their finals five games of the year to finish in ninth place and miss out on the finals by a win. 

Those five wins were against the Dragons (14-10), Bulldogs (18-14), Broncos (18-6), Manly (42-24) and the Knights (36-6). 

Their only trial game was the 12-12 draw against the Warriors.

Gold Coast Titans Team News


The Titans, like the Warriors, are also sporting a fully fit side and will be lining with their very impressive back row of David Fifita, Kevin Proctor and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui. 

Star fullback AJ Brimson and new centre Patrick Herbert, who makes his debut against former club the Warriors, are also in the backline.

Gold Coast Titans Team List


1. AJ Brimson 2. Corey Thompson 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Anthony Don 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin Clark 18. Phillip Sami 19. Beau Fermor 20. Herman Ese'ese 21. Sam McIntyre

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans FAQs

Where can I watch the New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans live stream?

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Where is New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans being played?

The game is being played at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday, March 13.

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Verdict

The Warriors appear set to spend all of 2021 playing in Australia, giving up home ground advantage as they did last year by being based at the Central Coast Stadium.

A resurgent Gold Coast Titans outfit won their last five games of the 2020 season, have made some very good signings and are tipped to start 2021 with a win.

Best Bet: Gold Coast Titans Win Match Result @-133.33 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Titans by 1-12 Winning Margin @180.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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