June 16, 2022 2:05 PM
Ash Wheldon

Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2022

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THE FACTS

When is Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters on and what time does it start? Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters will take place on Saturday 18th June, 2022 – 10:35 (UK)

Where is Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters taking place? Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters will take place at CommBank Stadium in Sydney, Australia

Where can I get tickets for Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters? Click here for ticket information on 2022 NRL matches

What channel is Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters 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 Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters? 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

PARRAMATTA EELS

  • Parramatta Eels produced an embarrassing performance as allowed Canterbury Bulldogs to record just a third win of the season in what was a woeful defeat last Monday and all eyes will be on how the Eels respond here.
  • Brad Arthur’s side were dreadful on both sides of the ball as they lost out 34-4 in the one-sided affair which seriously dented their top four hopes but despite that effort, the head coach has opted to roll with the same 17 for this contest.

Starting 13: Gutherson, Sivo, Penisini, Blake, Simonsson, D. Brown, Moses, Campbell-Gillard, Mahoney, Paulo, Lane, Niukore, Papali’i – Interchanges: Makatoa, Matterson, Kaufusi, N. Brown – Reserves: Opacic, Arthur, Cartwright, Rodwell, Russell

Unavailable: Haze Dunster, Ray Stone

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

  • Sydney Roosters were edged by Melbourne Storm in a thrilling affair last week as they lost for the second game in succession while they have now won just one of their last four contests.
  • The Roosters find themselves on the outer of the top eight coming into this matchup but they are able to call upon hooker Sam Verrills for this contest while Luke Keary is also named despite suffering a concussion last week.

Starting 13: Tedesco, Tupou, Smith, Manu, Suaalii, Walker, Keary, Collins, Verrills, Taukeiaho, Critchton, Tupouniua, N. Butcher – Interchanges: Watson, Hutchison, E.Butcher, Baker – Reserves: Lam, Suluka-Fifita, Momirovski, May, Keighran

Unavailable: Renouf Atoni, Victor Radley, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

THE PREDICTION

Parramatta Eels succumbed to the biggest shock loss of the season last week as they were blown away by Canterbury Bulldogs. They produced a shambolic performance in that game and the pressure will be on as they aim to put that effort behind them as quickly as possible. It will not be an easy task for them as they host Sydney Roosters with the road team capable of posing them further problems. The Tricolours have lacked form of late and while that could open the door for the Eels to prevail, the Roosters have won six of the past seven meetings between the pair so they are the slight preference in this one.

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