NRL Round 19 Betting: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Vs Parramatta Eels – Friday 21st of July 2011
Last week was a good weekend for tipping with a lot of punters scoring sixes and sevens out of 8 and a very high percentage (comparatively) of rounds tipped by all. The only blemish on my record was the Golden Point loss the Roosters suffered at the hands of the Rabbitohs. The start of this round paints a different picture for this week, with one of the hardest tips of the season.
Both Teams have had some brilliant performances throughout the season. The hosts (Bulldogs) started very well but have not showed much form since then, and even less in more recent weeks. The Eels season has been scattered with great wins, great losses and some very poor losses.
The NRL seems to have set up a semi-rival round the week after the official rival round. The Eels and Dogs were the teams to beat in the 80’s. The Tigers are seeking redemption after losing the last 5 against the Roosters, one being the memorable semi-final loss last year. The Dragons are playing their “hoodoo” team the Raiders. The Broncos are playing a team that knocked them out of the 2008 competition with a Salary Cap busting team. There is also a match between the Bronco’s 2 little brothers, the Cowboys and Titans. So this is one heated round of football, and looking at the above I think it is very tip-able.
Back to the first of the week; Parra have won 4 of the last 5 against the Bulldogs, however the most recent went to the Bulldogs when they were in form in round 6, getting up 34-14. The record at ANZ is 7 to the Dogs and 8 to the Eels; astonishingly 8 of the last 10 were the Eels, meaning they had not won at this venue prior to 2007! Since then it has been smooth sailing.
The Bulldogs season is progressively getting worse and worse. Last week they were hammered 36-12 by the Warriors over at Mt Smart Stadium. This was the 3rd 13+ loss in row, and look at the margins they have lost by from Rounds 17 to 19; 14, 20, 24. Is that progressive? I think so! So a loss by 24+ is on the cards if this is to continue. It’s no surprise that their only NSW rep Michael Ennis has been out for all 3 of these, and he is out once again with the neck injury sustained in Origin keeping him out indefinitely.
So what answers can the Bulldogs provide come Friday night? Their head coach walked out on them last week and now Jim Dymock is at the helm. New coach syndrome did not strike last week for the doggies, but with only 24 hours notice it was hardly time for this to kick in. So with the old new coach formula coming into play they should win, don’t place your bets yet though.
There would be about 3 or 4 matches they have lost to good teams after being in the lead for a lot of the match, if these had gone the other way than the Eels would be seen as a massive threat. As it turns out they are highly unlikely to make the 8, so with nothing to play for it makes it incredibly hard to tip. We all saw how the Storm went last year without playing for anything. Let’s take a look at these crucial games;
These are all recent performances; they could have won all of them. 3 of them were against 3 of the best teams in the comp! If they had won all of these they would be on 24 competition points, 6th place on the ladder.
After looking at the above you would have to side with the Eels in this one. The Doggies have been getting worse by the week, the Eels have been nudged out on more than a few occasions and they will want to bounce back with a good win. Eels 13+
So it looks like both teams are at even odds for this one… astonishing! Parra will kill the doggies, there is good cash to be won here. Get on the Eels H2H @ $1.91. Personally I like the 7 or more for $2.80.