The NRL game taking place on Monday sees the Parramatta Eels lock horns with the St George Illawarra Dragons in what should be an interesting encounter.
The Ells currently sit bottom of the table, whereas the Dragons are just one place ahead, so this is a battle between two teams in poor form right now. Of course, there’s no relegation in the NRL, but neither side will be happy with their campaign and are sure to be after a couple of wins to finish after such poor results.
Looking at the Eels to begin with, they know that two wins couple see them finish in 15th place, but it does look as though they are going to end the campaign on the bottom of the NRL table.
If they did come out on top here though, it might just give them some much-needed momentum ahead of the new season.
When taking a look at the odds, you can see that the bookies find this one tough to call as the Eels are being offered at 1.96 with Luxbet to take the spoils, whereas the Dragons are at 1.92 over at Bookmaker, so there isn’t a great deal of value on the match-odds market.
The home team come into this on the back of a big 64-4 defeat at the hands of Melbourne Storm last time out, so confidence is sure to be shot. They also lost the reverse fixture earlier in the season, so some might find it tough to make a case for the Eels here.
However, the Dragons are in shocking form themselves as they have lost five straight NRL matches.
They have shown at times this season that they do have quality, but it has been a campaign to forget. The pressure is somewhat off here though and if at their best, the visitors should have enough to come out on top here.
If they put in a similar performance to the reverse fixture, then you’d expect the Dragons to take the spoils on Monday.
For some better value on your bets, the winning margin could give you some decent odds and at the moment, the bookies have a Dragons win by less than 12.5 points as the most likely result as it is at 3.40 with Sportsbet.
If you think the Eels will win this one by less than 12.5 points, you can back this at 3.50 with Betfair.
For us though, the Dragons winning by over 12.5 points is good value here at 4.10 with Luxbet.
It should be an interesting game to watch.