2021 NRL – Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels taking place? Monday 5th April, 2021 – 07:00 (UK)

Where is Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels taking place? Stadium Australia, Sydney

Where can I get tickets for Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

WESTS TIGERS

Starting 13: Laurie, Nofoaluma, Talau, Roberts, Kepaoa, Doueihi, Brooks, Musgrove, Liddle, Tamou, Garner, L. Leilua, Twal – Interchanges: Mbye, Mikaele, Utoikamanu, Ofahengaue – Reserves: Packer, Chee-Kam

Unavailable: Billy Walters (Injured), Shawn Blore (Injured)

  • Wests Tigers earned their first win of the season as they overcame Newcastle Knights last week but they will be desperate to build on that in this tough clash with Parramatta Eels.
  • It was a much more complete performance by the Tigers as they completed at 87% while they missed 27 tackles which was the fewest they have missed in their three games so far this season.

PARRAMATTA EELS

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, Opacic, Niukore, Ferguson, D. Brown, Moses, Campbell-Gillard, Mahoney, Paulo, Lane, Matterson, N. Brown – Interchanges: Kaufusi, Papali’i, Smith, Stone – Reserves: Hipgrave, Cartwright

Unavailable: Michael Jennings (Suspended), Michael Oldfield (Injured), Waqa Blake (Injured)

  • Parramatta Eels struggled to put an injury-stricken Cronulla Sharks away until the final quarter of the game when they were able to capitalise on their opposition’s woes.
  • With just one score separating the two teams, the Eels scored 18 points in the final 16 minutes to secure the win which came on the back of dominating the ball having seen 61%, equating to over ten minutes more in possession than the Sharks.

THE PREDICTION

Wests Tigers put their woes from their opening two matches behind them to see off Newcastle Knights but head coach Michael Maguire will want to see his side back that up as they look to build some consistency in their performances. They now face a difficult challenge against a Parramatta Eels outfit that are three from three so far this campaign. They have performed well and won in different circumstances in all three matches which will leave them confident of maintaining their 100% start to the campaign. Wests did show signs of improvement last week but the Eels are a different proposition for them and the road team are likely to be too good.

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