Written by Christopher Tearse
Thursday, July 23, 7.50 PM, Round 11, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, Parramatta Eels take on Wests Tigers NRL Match Preview
Contest of the West, another showdown with the Wests Tigers visiting the Eels at home which shapes to be a true testament of the Wests Tigers season in 2020, contenders or pretenders this game should define the limits of the West Tigers this season, round ten Parramatta Eels were picked off by the Manly Sea Eagles in a shock upset, this week they regain their strength with the return of Blake Ferguson, Mitchell Moses and Ryan Matterson.
The Parramatta Eels
1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown
Reserves: 14. Andrew Davey 15. Marata Niukore 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 17. Brad Takairangi 18. David Gower 19. George Jennings 20. Daniel Alvaro 21. Jai Field
Coach: Brad Arthur
The Wests Tigers
|Alex Seyfarth||Luke Garner|
1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Chris Lawrence 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Billy Walters 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Russell Packer 11. Michael Chee-Kam 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth
Reserves: 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Luke Brooks 17. Chris McQueen 18. Oliver Clark 19. Elijah Taylor 20. Shawn Blore 21. Alex Seyfarth
Coach: Michael Maguire
The last time these two teams met the Eels at home embarrassed the Wests Tigers 51-6. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 39 matches played between the Eels and the West Tigers favour the Eels winning 23, all other statistics indicate the Wests Tigers score more points on an average but also concede more, one big statistic is that the Eels this season have a win rate of 80% and at this venue, they have won 62% of the time.
Wests Tigers for the win.