NRL Round 20 Preview and Tips – Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels


Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels
ANZ Stadium, 7:35pm

Bulldogs: Ben Barba, Steve Turner, Tim Lafai, Jamal Idris, Jonathan Wright, Ben Roberts, Trent Hodkinson, Aiden Tolman, Joel Romelo, Sam Kasiano, Frank Pritchard, Andrew Ryan (c), Dene Halatau. Interchange: Greg Eastwood, Martin Taupau, David Stagg, Josh Reynolds.

Eels: Luke Burt, Etu Uaisele, Ryan Morgan, Ben Smith, Jordan Atkins, Jarryd Hayne, Casey McGuire, Tim Mannah, Matt Keating, Fuifui Moimoi, Nathan Hindmarsh (C), Taniela Lasalo, Justin Horo, Shane Shackleton, Mitchell Allgood, Reni Maitua, Pat O’Hanlon

Bulldogs stand in coach for the remainder of 2011, Jim Dymock has now had his first full week with his side so now we will get to see if anything changes. The Bulldogs hierarchy have made it clear to 39 year-old Dymock that his coaching role for this year is an audition for the fulltime job in 2012. (Mind you, Kevin Moore thought he had a full-time coaching job for 2011).

Dymock has wasted no time implementing drastic changes which he denies are acts of desperation. Centre Josh Morris has been dropped straight to NSW Cup for the week and has been replaced by 20 year-old Tim Lafai who has 6 NRL games to his name.

Ben Roberts will be the man to watch for mine. He played well in a losing side last week and look for Ben Barba to be running off Roberts late in the game as they target weary Eels forwards.

Parramatta coach Stephen Kearney has once again named Jarryd Hayne at five/eighth and he and halfback Casey McGuire have been combining well.

Parramatta are becoming accustomed to close games this year and I think this matchup between to classic rivals should give us another good show that goes right down to the wire.

Mike’s Best Bet: None

Starting Bank: $2000, Current Bank $2478.42

(Team lists sourced from

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2 Responses to "NRL Round 20 Preview and Tips – Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Parramatta Eels"

  1. If you don’t have the guts to pick the winners or suggest bets like Andy Marshall, then please give this column to someone else whose has the ability and knowledge to give the tips. Thanks

    1. I think you have somehow missed when I have posted best bets. I post at least one bet per round and if you have followed my tips you would be showing a healthy profit. I make it very clear what to bet on and how much to bet using a specialised staking plan.
      I’m not in the habit of betting on every game just for the sake of it.
      The fact that I’m showing a profit demonstrates my ability and if winning tips do not satisfy you then there is nothing more I can do.
      I started the year with a $2000 starting bank which is now up to $2478.42.
      I hope this helps.
      Good luck with your punting and I look forward to providing more winning tips for you in 2011.


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