The Canterbury Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their second win of the 220 campaign when they host the visiting Wests Tigers in their Round 7 matchup on Sunday. With the Bulldogs desperate for a win and the Tigers looking to build on their round 6 performance, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their NRL odds in this affair.
NRL Wests Tigers Vs Bulldogs Round 7
Why Bet On The Bulldogs
Canterbury is sitting in 15th place in the 16-team NRL standings with a paltry two points. The Bulldogs have scored a modest 70 points while allowing 128 points defensively (-58). Canterbury has gone 1-2 at home, but a winless 0-3 on the road this season. The Bulldogs have dropped two straight, but they put up a great effort in their narrow 20-18 round 6 road loss against Cronulla on Sunday. Will Hopoate, Kieran Foran and Christian Crichton all scored on tries while Jake Averillo went 3-for-3 on conversions and Brandon Wakeham added a sin bins in the loss. For this Round 7 matchup, Kerrod Holland replaces the suspended Christian Crichton on the backline while Jack Cogger joins the interchange. Nick Meaney has recovered from his hip flexor strain and could be a late addition along with Aiden Tolman. Canterbury has won three straight against the Wests Tigers.
Why Bet On The Tigers
The Tigers are sitting in ninth place in the NRL standings with six points while scoring 141 points and allowing 134 points defensively (-7). The Tigers have gone 1-2 at home and 2-1 on the road this season. The Tigers snapped a two-game skid by subduing the Cowboys 36-20 on Saturday. The Tigers jumped all over North Queensland en route to a 34-0 halftime lead. They took their foot off the gas pedal after that but still managed to escape with the win as Zane Musgrove, Joseph Leilua, Luke Brooks, Josh Aloiai, Robert Jennings and Moses Mbye all scored tries and Mbye went 5-for-6 on conversions and 1-for-1 on penalty goals. For this round 7 pairing, Tommy Talau replaces Robert Jennings (hamstring) on the wing. Oliver Clark replaces Zane Musgrove (foot) at prop and Matt Eisenhuth starts at lock for Alex Twal (knee). Elijah Taylor will come off the bench.
General Match Info Wests Tigers (3-0-3) vs. Canterbury Bulldogs (1-0-5)
- When: Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 3:30 AM AEST
- Where: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Wests Tigers Vs Bulldogs Live: Nine/Fox Sports
- Money Lines: Bulldogs +190 / Tigers -238
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While the Wests Tigers have allowed 134 points to Canterbury’s 128 points allowed, the Tigers have also scored just over twice as many points (141) as Canterbury (70) this season and that cold, hard fact will be the reason why the Tigers get the big road win in round 7.
Yes, Canterbury has won three straight in this longstanding rivalry including a hard-fought 18-16 home win on August 10, 2019, but right now, the Wests Tigers are simply the better team in this one with the far more explosive offense. Canterbury won’t just roll over in this matchup, but they are going down in a hard-fought street fight kind of matchup.
Pick: Tigers 28 Bulldogs 20
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 7 Matches
- Rabbitohs vs Panthers – Thursday 25th June, 05:50 AM | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
- Dragons vs Roosters – Friday 26th June, 05:55 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Knights vs Cowboys – Friday 26th June, 01:00 AM | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
- Warriors vs Storm – Friday 26th June, 04:00 AM | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
- Raiders vs Eels – Saturday 27th June, 05:35 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Sharks vs Sea Eagles – Sunday 28tht June, 02:05 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
- Titans vs Broncos – Saturday 27th June, 03:30 AM | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane