Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Betting Tip Eels -10 H/C – 14th August 2020

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Australia Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Australia
14th August 10:55hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Eels -10 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 07:00 GMT, Monday 10th August

The Eels are back on track with a three-match winning streak going.

Their superb defence has been keeping them ticking along and they are strong favourites to win Friday’s match.

The Dragons have hit another rough patch of an already tough season as they are on a three-match losing streak.

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Parramatta Eels Preview – The Eels can keep winning streak going

Last weekend the Eels passed a big test in edging their way to victory over the Cronulla Sharks.

It was a narrow 14-12 victory that Parramatta took.

Tight margins have been a common theme with them recently as well. Each of their last five games have been settled by no bigger than a 10-point margin.

Three of the last four wins that Parramtta have secured have been by no more than a six-point margin.

But because they are facing a team on the downward spin, the handicap margin could be pushed a little bit.

A Parramatta Eels -10 handicap for this one is at 10/11* (odds taken 07:00 GMT, Monday 10th August).

Our betting prediction:
Eels 7-12 Winning margin

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(odds taken 07:00 GMT, Monday 10th August)


The Eels are averaging 22 points per game this season and they are, incidentally the lowest-scoring team in the top four.

But it’s their defence which has really come to the fore this season.

The Parramatta Eels currently hold the joint-best defensive record in the NRL.

They have conceded just an average of 12 points per game.

The average winning margin for the Eels this season has been almost 13 points, so that fits just nicely into the aforementioned handicap line on the favourites.

The Eels are W11 L2 overall this season.


St George Illawarra Dragons Preview – Dragons slipping backwards

The St George Dragons are W4 L9 for this tough campaign, but they haven’t been too bad in either attack or defence.

They are only at a -30 difference for this campaign.

But the Dragons have slipped to a loss in each of their last three games now.

Last weekend they put on another of their good, spirited performances as they lost against the Roosters.

But it was only by an eight point margin at the end of the day.

That means that even though they are on a three-match losing streak, none of the losses in that sequence happened by more than an 8 point margin.

They have battled very well, especially over their last four matches, but are still finding those wins hard to come by.

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St George Illawarra Dragons are conceding at an average rate of 21 points per game this season.

In attack they are only average 3 points per game fewer than what the Eels are, so we think that they can stick close.

The average losing margin for the Dragons this season is 10 points, right on that handicap line.

It’s an 11/10 quote on the Dragons +10 handicap incidentally* (odds taken 07:00 GMT, Monday 10th August).

The Dragons have won only one of their last ten against the Eels.


Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Betting Advice

A win for the Eels should be forthcoming, but they are catching the Dragons who are in a combative mood.

There has been nothing wrong with the spirited, bold approach that the Dragons have taken on board, they are just missing the final bits of quality and application to get more wins.


Key Facts – Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons Betting Tip

  • Parramatta Eels are W9 L1 in their last 10 against the Dragons
  • Parramatta Eels are W11 L2 for this campaign
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost their last three


So for this NRL clash we can’t look past the -10 handicap line on the Eels* (odds taken 07:00 GMT, Monday 10th August).

They haven’t been that prolific lately, but they have the defensive side of their game down this season.

So we think that we can just stretch that margin for one, especially with confidence in the Eels having beaten the much-tougher Sharks last weekend.


The best betting odds for Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons

Parramatta Eels to win: 1/4 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
St George Illawarra Dragons to win: 3/1 at Bet365