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  • Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons predictions for Friday’s NRL game
  • The Tigers have seen under 38.5 points in 7 of their last 8 games against the Dragons
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Wests Tigers take on the Dragons in the NRL on Friday (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 26 May 2021
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Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons Tips


The Dragons went close last week and are backed to bounce back and beat Wests Tigers. The total points line is set at 49.5 total points with under the best bet.

  • Wests Tigers have lost 8 of their last 11 games.
  • Wests Tigers have seen under 38.5 total points in 7 of their last 8 games against St George Illawarra Dragons.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost 5 of their last 6 games.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have seen under 44.5 total points in 7 of their last 8 games.

Head to Head


St George Illawarra Dragons have a 20-19 advantage against Wests Tigers. 

The Tigers have won the last three encounters including 16-8 in Round 8 this season.

Wests Tigers Form


Wests Tigers lost six of their opening seven games of the season. They copped some hidings including 40-6 defeats against the Roosters and Sea Eagles.

Michael Maguire’s side snapped a four game losing run with a 16-8 win against St George Illawarra. They couldn’t keep it going after losing 36-28 against Gold Coast Titans.

Wests bounced back with a 36-18 win against Newcastle, Adam Doueihi crossing for two tries.

The Tigers lost 30-26 to the Warriors in Gosford last week. They had an extra man advantage for 20 minutes in the second half but conceding two tries in that time.

Wests Tigers Team News


James Roberts (shoulder) returns from injury onto the wing. Joey Leilua has been dropped with Tommy Talau shifting to centre.

Jake Simpkin is off the interchange bench with Tom Amone taking his place.

Wests Tigers Line Up


1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Adam Doueihi 4. Tommy Talau 5. James Roberts 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Tom Amone 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Thomas Mikaele 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Jake Simpkin 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Kiah Cooper

St George Illawarra Dragons Form


St George Illawarra won four of their first five games of the season before suffering three straight defeats.

The Dragons bounced back with a 32-12 win against the Bulldogs.

Anthony Griffin’s side then lost 44-18 against Melbourne with Tyrell Fuimaono sent off in the 11th minute.

St George Illawarra battled hard last week in a 13-12 defeat to Cronulla. They took it to extra time with many players out injured and suspended, but went down to a Chad Townsend field goal.

St George Illawarra Dragons Team News


Josh Kerr (suspension) is out with Tariq Sims (suspension) returning in the second-row.

With Max Feagai (HIA) ruled out, Brayden Wiliame (calf) returns on the wing.

Jaiyden Hunt (HIA) and Cody Ramsey (HIA) have both been named but need to pass protocols. 

Gerard Beale has been named in the centres with Junior Amone shifting to the bench and Adam Clune dropped. 

Josh McGuire, Tyrell Fuimaono and Mikaele Ravalawa are all suspended.

Matt Dufty (shoulder) is out indefinitely with Cody Ramsey continuing at fullback.

St George Illawarra Dragons Line Up


1. Cody Ramsey 2. Brayden Wiliame 3. Jack Bird 4. Gerard Beale 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Billy Burns 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford 14. Junior Amone 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jaiyden Hunt 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Adam Clune 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Billy Brittain

Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons FAQs

When does Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons kick off?

The Round 12 clash is being played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on Friday, May 28.

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Verdict

The value is with the Dragons who can beat Wests Tigers. The total points line is set at 49.5 with my best bet for the game to go under.

Best Bet: Under 49.5 Total Points @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Dragons Win Winner @170.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units

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