St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters: Round 23 Preview

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24 August 2019 - Written by BetEasy

The Roosters will look to continue their hot streak when they visit the Dragons on Saturday night under lights at Kogarah. The Chooks have won five matches in a row after their 42-6 thumping of the Warriors last Sunday.

St George doesn’t’ boast such an impressive recent record, losing six of its last seven matches, with the lone win in that time coming against the lowly Titans. They have also lost three of four against the Roosters, including a 20-10 loss on Anzac Day.

Jackson Ford is promoted to a starting role after scoring a try from the bench last weekend for the Saints. For the Tricolours, Siosiua Taukeiaho is back in the side, with Sitili Tupounuia making way.

This is a game between two teams with contrasting form lines. The Roosters are on a roll with September in their sights, while the offseason can’t come quick enough for St George. Boasting one of the league’s worst defences, the Big V will be under all sorts of pressure on Saturday night against a Roosters side that has scored the most points in the NRL this season. The Wolf senses a blowout Roosters win.

Wolf Facts

  • The Roosters have had the ball stolen one on one from them ten times so far this season. Just one
    less than Penrith who have had it stripped 11 times.
  • And continuing with steals, Zane Tetevano has had the most number of balls stolen from him
    with four.
  • The Roosters have only played the merged Dragons at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium twice. 2009 and
    2013. Both sides have a win each.
H2H: Roosters -11.5 ($1.90)
Value: Roosters 11-20 ($3.50)

ERL Prediction

Sydney Roosters for the win

 

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