NRL Round 24 Preview and Tips – Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels

Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels

Sydney Football Stadium, 3:00pm.

Tigers $1.30, Eels $3.65 (Sportingbet)

Tigers: >Tim Moltzen, Beau Ryan, Blake Ayshford, Mitch Brown, Matt Utai, Benji Marshall, Rob Lui, Bryce Gibbs, Robbie Farah (c), Keith Galloway, Liam Fulton, Gareth Ellis, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Wade McKinnon, Todd Payten, Matt Groat, Aaron Woods

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

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T REMEMBER, this is the game last year when Luke Burt needed a penalty kick to keep the Eels slim finals hopes alive and tragically missed it. This time around the Eels are long out of the finals race and are now playing for pride.

The Tigers are putting into action what their fans were praying for a month ago and that is a late season surge towards the final series, currently sitting in 7th with a chance to move to 4th or 5th with a win today. The poor old Eels are doing exactly the opposite having won only one game in their last 11, including a draw against the Dragons.

It’s hard to go past the Tigers here, but the bookies have made it too hard to find any real value.

Mike’s Best Bet: None

Starting Bank: $2000, Current Bank $2694.41

(Team lists sourced from

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