Where: Allianz Stadium
Weather: Mostly Sunny – 19 Degrees
FANS will be treated to a Monday night special, as the Dragons take on the Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
Origin players Trent Merrin and Josh Dugan will return for the Dragons, while Aiden Guerra, Boyd Cordner, Mitchell Pearce and Michael Jennings will take their place in the Roosters side. An outcome to Michael Jennings’ recent arrest is yet to be decided, however he is still named in a centre position as of Sunday.
Both teams have won four of of their past five matches, with the Dragons sitting in third position while the Roosters are in fifth. Evenly matched this season, St George have won 8 of their 12 games and the Roosters have been victorious on 7 occasions out of 13.
The Dragons’ lead the overall head-to-head battle by 18 games to 14, however the Roosters clearly love Allianz Stadium, possessing a winning strike-rate of 63%.
Last time these two teams met was on a memorable ANZAC day afternoon, with the Dragons’ causing a surprise upset by 14 points to 12.
Luxbet.com.au are offering $2.75 for the Dragons’ in the head-to-head market, while sportsbet.com.au have the Roosters at skinny-odds of $1.50.
The best line option is with +6 to St George Illawarra, at $1.93 with crownbet.com.au.
Dragons (1-12) $4.05 at luxbet.com.au
Dragons (13+) $8.25 at luxbet.com.au
Roosters (1-12) $3.05 at crownbet.com.au
Roosters (13+) $2.80 at luxbet.com.au
As always, betting agencies offer margin markets on every possible margin.
If Michael Jennings can carry his form from Wednesday’s State of Origin match into this game, you can get terrific odds of $12.00 at crownbet.com.au.
For the Dragons, winger Jason Nightingale ($2.50 to score a try with crownbet.com.au), is the most favoured player for the red and whites at $12.50 with luxbet.com.au.
Eto Nabuli (Dragons) – $12.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.65 to score a try
Peter Mata’utia (Dragons) – $14.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.95
Josh Dugan (Dragons) – $15.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.80 to score a try
Daniel Tupou (Roosters) – $10.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.00 to score a try
Shaun-Kenny Dowall (Roosters) – $10.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.20 to score a try
Blake Ferguson (Roosters) – $11.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.50 to score a try
Michael Jennings (Roosters) – $12.00 at crownbet.com.au, $2.50 to score a try
Half/Full time Markets:
Dragons/Dragons – $4.15 at crownbet.com.au
Dragons/Roosters – $7.25 at crownbet.com.au
Roosters/Dragons – $10.00 at sportsbet.com.au
Roosters/Roosters – $1.91 at sportsbet.com.au
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has a great try-scoring record for the Roosters and is $3.50 with crownbet.com.au to win the head-to-head match up with Dragons fullback Josh Dugan.
Blake Ferguson to score a try and the Rooster to win is $3.30 and Jason Nightingale to score a try and the Dragons to be victorious is $5.50 with sportsbet.com.au.
Both teams are desperate for a win and approaching the third and final origin game, 2-points is vital at this point in the season.
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