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  • Wests Tigers vs St George Dragons expert predictions for Sunday’s Round 6 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 4:05 PM at Campbelltown Sports Stadium
  • Wests Tigers and St George Dragons are eyeing a win that can help improve their last season's records
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Has Benji Marshall has turned things around at the Tigers? (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers vs St George Dragons, Round 6 2024 - Expert Prediction


Maybe not the most exciting game on the round 6 card, but for both the Tigers and the Dragons the significance is huge with another win tallying over half the amount of victories that they got last season. This game is is traditionally a tight and low-scoring contest and that is the way it will play out again in 2024.
  • Wests Tigers vs St George Dragons, Round 6 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Wests Tigers Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Wests Tigers Team News
  • Wests Tigers Team List
  • St George Dragons Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • St George Dragons Team News
  • St George Dragons Team List
  • Wests Tigers vs St George Dragons NRL 2024 Round 6 FAQ’s

Both teams are in better shape this season than the last but they both have plenty to work on if they are going to avoid the battle at the bottom this season. The Tiger’s have looked like a different bunch under new coach Benji Marshall and the culture that he is pushing for at the club. Although their attack needs some work they have looked better defensively. The Dragons have the class to win games, however, their still appears to be a riff through the club that will need to be fixed before they can improve. 

The bookies have this one with the Tigers as 1.5-point favourites with nothing splitting these two sides in reality and cases for a win could be heard by both down at the local public establishment. This will play out like the games last season they were won by 2 and 4 points with the teams splitting wins, both games also finished with 34 points or less, so the play is either team to win by 10 points or less and the under on the 42.5 point game total. 

Mikaele Ravalawa has been fairly inactive on the left side of the Dragons attack this season, however, going up against the Tigers who have had big troubles defending on their right side I expect the Fijian to cross for his first try on 2024.

  • The past 4 matches between the Tigers and Dragons has been decided by a margin of less than 10 points.
  • 6 of the past 7 games between the Tigers and the Dragons has gone Under the game total.
  • 7 of 8 games involving the Tigers and the Dragons has ended with a game total under 42.5 points.
  • The Tigers conceded 50% of their tries on the left hand side of their defence.

Head to Head 


The Tigers and Dragons clashed in two close battles last season, splitting the pot and taking a win each. The Tigers won the first match 18-16 at Magic Round, with the Dragons getting their revenge 18-14 in round 21.

The Dragons have won 3 of the past 4 matches against the Tigers, however, Wests have won 5 of the past 8 games against the Saints.

Wests Tigers Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
2-22-20-4

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
280-41-11-1

The absence of young gun Lachie Galvin obviously hurt the Tigers last week in their 26-16 loss to the Dolphins. Wests had more ball and more territory than their opponent and also had 39 tackles inside their opponents 20 metres, coming up with just 3 tries.
Galvin gave some flair and also control to the Tigers attack which they missed and will miss again this week.

In any case, Benji Marshall and Wests are in much better shape in 2024 than they have been over the past couple of seasons, celebrating a 2-3 record to start the year. Their attack does need to find some more structure and weapons, however, their defence has improved immensely if you compare to the first 5 rounds of last season where they conceded an average of 26.4 points a game with the 20 points per game in 2024.

Wests Tigers Team News


John Bateman and Samuela Fainu failed their HIA's and are replaced by Alex Seyfarth in the second row and Justin Mamamua and Asu Kepaoa on the interchange bench. 

Bud Sullivan is at five-eight with Lachie Galvin still suspended. Jake Simpkin is back on the bench in place of the injured Latu Fainu.

Wests Tigers Team List


1. Jahream Bula
2. Charlie Staines
3. Solomona Faataape
4. Justin Olam
5. Junior Tupou
6. Bud Sullivan
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Stefano Utoikamanu
9. Api Koroisau
10. David Klemmer
11. Isaiah Papali’i 
12. Alex Seyfarth
13. Fonua Pole

Interchange
14. Jake Simpkin
15. Alex Twal
16. Justin Matamua
17. Asu Kepaoa

Reserves
18. Solomon Alaimalo
19. Josh Feledy
20. Tony Sukkar
21. Kit Laulilii
​​​​​​​22.Brandon Tumeth

St George Dragons Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
2-32-32-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
7.52-31-01-3

Shane Flanagan has been publicly unhappy with his team’s performances this season despite getting a couple of early wins to start the year. The Dragons were very poor in extreme conditions last week against the Knights losing 30-10 in monsoon weather. 

Inconsistency has been a real factor for the Dragons, not only this season but over the last few when they have really struggled. There are moments of brilliance but there are simply too many defensive lapses which raises the question of effort and belief at the club and within the group.

St George Dragons Team News


Hame Sele starts up front with Jack de Belin switching to the bench and Michael Molo dropping out of the 17, otherwise there are no other changes by Shane Flanagan.

St George Dragons Team List


1. Tyrell Sloan
2. Zac Lomax
3. Moses Suli
4. Jack Bird
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Kyle Flanagan
7. Ben Hunt 
8. Francis Molo
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Hame Sele
11. Luciano Leilua
12. Jaydn Su'A
13. Tom Eisenhuth

Interchange
14. Jesse Marschke
15. Blake Lawrie
16. Jack de Belin
17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Reserves
18. Ben Murdoch-Masila
19. Christian Tuipulotu
20. Michael Molo
21. Toby Couchman
​​​​​​​22. Mathew Feagai

Wests Tigers vs St George Dragons NRL 2024 Round 6 FAQ’s

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Verdict

This game is not going to be full of flair and excitement so back either team by 10 or less and the under on the 42.5- point game total.
 
Mikaele Ravalawa will get more involved against the weaker right-side defence of the tigers and cross for his first try of the season.
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