NRL Sunday: Sharks v Eels betting tips, prediction & odds, round 13, 2020
Welcome to our Cronulla v Parramatta betting tips, prediction and odds update for their NRL clash at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, on Sunday, August 9.
The Sharks have struck some great form in the past month, winning six of their past seven matches to storm to seventh on the NRL table. To be fair, they have had a good recent fixture and when they did come up against a top-notch side in Penrith, they were hammered 56-24.
That’s the problem facing Cronulla coach John Morris; the Sharks can score with ease and play some dazzling football, but they are among the worst offenders in missing tackles.
No such defensive worries for Parramatta, who sit in third place on the table with 10 wins and two losses and boast statistically the best defence in the NRL.
The Eels have been installed a $1.40 favourite in the betting, while the Sharks ($2.95) are not finding much love with punters. The $1.90 line has been set at 6.5.
The Sharks regain an important trio of players from hamstring injuries for this clash, including veteran back Josh Dugan, who is playing his 200th first-grade game. Fellow centre Jesse Ramien is also back, along with five-eighth Matt Moylan.
Parramatta have made just one change from last round, with Ray Stone replacing Brad Takairangi on the pine.
Read on for our Sharks v Eels tips and winner prediction for their NRL at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Sunday, August 9.
Sharks v Eels odds
Kick-off: 4.05pm local time
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Head to head odds: Cronulla $2.85, Parramatta $1.44
Line betting: Cronulla (+5.5 points) $2, Parramatta (-5.5 points) $1.80
Match total: 38.5 points: over $1.91, under $1.91
Cronulla v Parramatta free betting tips
Below our NRL betting expert has highlighted his free Cronulla vs Parramatta betting tips.
Cronulla +6.5 points/match total over 38.5 points
Both of these teams have plenty of points in them, even with the weather forecast not looking great for Sunday. The Sharks are fast emerging as the entertainers of the league and if they can sort out their defensive frailties they could make a charge in the second half of the season.
Cronulla Sharks v Parramatta Eels prediction
This battle could be pitched as the defensive Parramatta v the attacking Cronulla but that would not really be accurate considering the Eels are also extremely damaging in attack. But we can’t help but feel they are there for the taking in this one. The Sharks have won six of the past seven matches between these two teams and are bubbling along nicely of late. The start will be all-important to see if Cronulla have brought the intensity in defence. Our Sharks v Eels prediction: Sharks by four points.
Sharks vs Eels lowdown
Channel Nine, 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 Sharks v Eels match will kick off at 4.05pm local time.
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