Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tip Eels -4 H/C – 12th July 2020

Impressive Eels can prove themselves at Newcastle

Clint Gutherson / Parramatta Eels ©imago images / AAP 07/03/2020

Australia Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels Australia
12th July 0705hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Eels
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 02:43 GMT, Saturday 11th July

The Newcastle Knights got themselves a good win last weekend, narrowly edging their way past the Manly Sea Eagles.

Their form has been a little indifferent recently however and need to rediscover a bit of consistency.

The Eels have been a model of consistency this season and they were back in top form last weekend as they crushed the challenge of the Cowboys.

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Newcastle Knights Preview – Can the Knights claim a in over the Eels?

This is a tough game coming up for the Newcastle Knights without question as they face the ladder leaders.

The Knights finished round eight of this season’s Premiership action with a 14-12 win over the Manly Sea Eagles.

That saw them close out the weekend in 4th place in the ladder on a W5 D1 L2 record.

They started the season with a bang but they have had some wobbles recently with a W3 L2 record in their last five.

They have alternated between a win and a loss in that sequence of games.

The Knights have done well with their scoring this season which is propping up their top-four finish claims.

They have averaged 22 points per game this season while they have conceded at an average of 16.

Neither of those stats are particularly bad, but they do both pale in comparison to what the table-topping Eels have done this season.

Our betting prediction:
Parramatta Eels to win both halves

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(odds taken 02:43 GMT, Saturday 11th July)


What will give the Newcastle Knights a lift is that they did get a home win over Parramatta in last season’s Premiership.

Because the Knights are underdogs for this fixture it’s worth a look at their margins.

Their average size of defeat this season in the Premiership have been by 13 points.


Parramatta Eels Preview – Will the Eels be too difficult to stop?

The Parramatta Eels are W7 L1 this season in the Premiership.

It has been fantastic stuff from them and are clearly lining up some title credentials.

Parramatta have averaged 25 points per game this season and the average margin of victory from them has been 17.4 per success.

After suffering their one blip against the Roosters in this campaign, they have responded well.

The Parramatta Eels have won their last two games now since then, thumping the Cowboys 42-4.

Their record in Newcastle isn’t great however, having won 6 of 20 visits there since 1998.

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Parramatta Eels trail 22-16 in their last 38 matches against the Knights which could make this interesting.

The Eels beat Newcastle 20-14 in their second meeting last season and that snapped a four match losing streak that they have been on against the Knights.

Their top try scorer is Maika Sivo who has scored eight, one behind the season leader, Kyle Feldt of the Cowboys.


Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels Betting Advice

Even though Newcastle have had a bit of head to head dominance recently over the Eels, we have to lean towards the visitors.

The Eels have been exceptional this season and have passed some big tests already in this campaign.

Their one loss did happen in an away fixture, but they are worth backing to collect the two points from this match.


Key Facts – Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tip

  • Newcastle Knights have won 4 of their last 5 against the Eels
  • Newcastle Knights are W3 L2 in their last five fixtures
  • Parramatta Eels hold a W7 L1 record this season


The Knights have just been a little hit and miss and can’t match up to the defensive side of the Eels.

But we would swing with a narrow margin and a Parramatta Eels -4 is at 11/10* (odds taken 02:43 GMT, Saturday 11th July).

They just keep the ball alive so well, leading the NRL this season for off-loads.


The best betting odds for Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels

Newcastle Knights to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Parramatta Eels to win: 13/20 at Bet365