NRL Monday: Bulldogs v Roosters, predictions & odds, round 5, 2020
The Canterbury-Sydney Roosters match-up was postponed from Sunday, June 14, to Monday, June 15, to head off a potential biosecurity issue.
Veteran Buldogs prop Aiden Tolman has been forced into a 14-day quarantine because a teacher at his child’s school tested positive to COVID-19. Tolman himself has been tested and cleared but still must stay away from the club during that period.
Dean Britt comes into the starting side for the Bulldogs, who kick-started their season with a thumping win against St George Illawarra last Monday.
The Bulldogs now face the two-time defending premiers though, and that is a whole new challenge.
The Roosters were ruthless in crushing Brisbane Broncos 59-0 in their latest match and have added superstar James Tedesco back into their line-up at fullback. They have lost ace prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves though with a back ailment, with Lindsay Collins his replacement.
The last time the Bulldogs and Roosters clashed, the Roosters won 20-12 late last season.
Read on for our best bets and winner prediction for the Bulldogs-Roosters clash in Sydney on Monday, June 15.
Bulldogs v Roosters odds
Kick-off: 7pm local time
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Head to head odds: Canterbury Bankstown $7.50, Sydney Roosters $1.10
Line betting: Canterbury Bankstown (+17.5 points) $1.90, Sydney Roosters (-17.5 points) $1.90
Match total: 42.5 points: over $1.98, under $1.82
Bulldogs v Roosters free betting tips
Below our NRL betting expert has highlighted his free tips for the Bulldogs v Roosters clash.
Roosters -17.5 points/ match total over 42.5 at $3.05
We normally shy away from the big margins but with clear weather expected and the disruption in the Dogs’ camp we can see the Roosters really running up a big score. Take the $3.05 with leading bookmaker Unibet about the defending premiers winning by more than 17.5 points and the match total being over 42.5 points.
Angus Crichton to score a try at $2.85
The back-line star turned second-rower for the Roosters is due. If the Roosters are to run up a big score as we suspect, the is every chance the hard-running Crichton will get on the scoresheet.
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Sydney Roosters prediction
Canterbury have had real problems scoring this season, so their best chance here is to turn this match into a low-scoring grind. But having lost the workhorse Aiden Tolman that could prove almost impossible. They are a developing team and come up against a team at close to full strength. We anticipate a comfortable Roosters win.
Bulldogs v Roosters lowdown
Fox League and KAYO will telecast the game, or it can be streamed at NRL.com.
All of the top International betting sites will offer markets on the NRL.
The game will kick off at 7pm local time.
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