The Canterbury Bulldogs and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks will both be going all-out for the victory when they square off in their Round 6 matchup on Sunday, June 21. With both, one-win teams completely desperate following their most recent losses, let’s find out which team is the lesser of two evils in this meeting of NRL long shot title hopefuls so you can make your bets against their NRL odds.
NRL Bulldogs Vs Sharks Round 6
Why Bet On The Sharks
Cronulla is sitting in 13th place in the 16-team NRL standings with a paltry two points. The Sharks have gone 0-2 at home and 1-2 on the road this season while scoring 86 points and allowing 108 points defensively (-22). Cronulla comes into this contest off a humbling 30-16 loss against the Dragons on Sunday. Mawene Hiroti, Sione Kato and Wade Graham all scored tries while Shaun Johnson went 2 of 3 on conversions. The bad news is that Cronulla gave up five tries and five conversions in the loss. The loss comes one week after the Sharks got their first win of the season by beating the Cowboys 26-16 in Round 4.
Fullback Matt Moylan has been named in the reserves after being considered a “50-50” chance to play last week with hamstring tightness. Needing to top up their backline stocks, Cronulla signed Bryson Goodwin and Nene Macdonald this week. Jack Williams is back on the starting side at lock with Toby Rudolf will come off the interchange. Siosifa Talakai and Royce Hunt replace Connor Tracey and Scott Sorensen on the bench.
Why Bet On The Bulldogs
Canterbury is sitting in 15th place in the NRL standings with two points. The Bulldogs have gone 1-2 at home and 0-2 on the road this season while scoring a league-low 52 points and allowing 108 points defensively (-56). Canterbury got past the Dragons 22-2 in Round 4 two weeks ago, but their joy was short-lived as they suffered an embarrassing 42-6 smackdown against the defending champion Roosters on Monday. Kieran Foran scored a try in the second half and Nick Meaney converted, but that was all Canterbury could muster as they gave up seven tries and seven conversions in the loss.
Aiden Tolman is out of the lineup as he deals with a quarantine period after a negative COVID-19 test. Reimis Smith replaces Nick Meaney in the backline, with Jake Averillo moving to the wing. Renouf To’omaga starts at prop, Sauaso Sue goes to the bench and Kerrod Holland replaces Morgan Harper on the interchange.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Sharks had won five straight against the Bulldogs, but Canterbury recorded a narrow 14-12 home win last season to snap that skid. No matter…I’m expecting Cronulla to start another by getting the home win in this Round 6 meeting. Canterbury has been almost completely inept offensively and they’ve been limited to an identical six points in two of their last three losses. This one won’t be pretty, but the Sharks will pull out the narrow win!
Pick: Sharks 26 Bulldogs 18
General Match Info Canterbury Bulldogs (1-0-4) Vs. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (1-0-4)
- When: Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 3:30 AM AEST
- Where: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Bulldogs Vs Sharks Live: Fox Sports
- Money Lines: Sharks -192 / Bulldogs +154
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 6 Matches
- Broncos vs Knights – Thursday 18th June, 05:50 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
- Warriors vs Rabbitohs – Friday 19th June, 04:00 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Storm vs Panthers – Friday 19th June, 05:55 AM | Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
- Dragons vs Titans – Saturday 20th June, 01:00 AM | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
- Cowboys vs Wests Tigers – Saturday 20th June, 03:30 AM | Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
- Eels vs Roosters – Saturday 20th June, 05:35 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Sea Eagles vs Raiders – Sunday 21st June, 02:05 AM | Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney