NRL Monday: Bulldogs v Roosters, predictions & odds, round 5, 2020

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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

How can I watch the Bulldogs v Roosters clash?

Fox League and KAYO will telecast the game, or it can be streamed at NRL.com.

How can I bet on the Bulldogs v Roosters clash?

All of the top International betting sites will offer markets on the NRL.

What time does Monday’s Bulldogs v Roosters game start?

The game will kick off at 7pm local time.

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