Parramatta versus Sydney is the BetDeluxe Game of the Round as we head into another weekend of best bets and selections.
Our team has delved into this Friday night fixture and found plenty of value!
head to head
May 7th 7:55pm
The Parramatta Eels dive into this game against a wounded Sydney Roosters in a good patch of form.
A cascade of injury concerns plagued the brave Roosters who will be without Brett Morris and Lindsay Collins with both suffering ACL injuries in the 38-4 win over the Newcastle Knights.
James Tedesco is poised to make his much awaited return from a head knock but the second-placed Eels prove one of the toughest assignments the Roosters have faced this season.
Parramatta simply outclassed Canterbury with a 32-10 win at Stadium Australia last Saturday to sit one game behind the undefeated Penrith Panthers.
The Roosters have defied their hardships this season to sit fourth on the table and we expect nothing to change here.
This is going to be a super close contest between two genuine premiership contenders.
Suggested Bet: Sydney Roosters +3.5 at $2.07
first try scorer
Alex Johnston/Jordan Rapana
The Sydney Roosters will look towards James Tedesco to cross the line for the first time in this game.
His return will be the headline for the Roosters coming into this game and there is no doubt he will be chomping at the bit to get in on his share of the action early in the contest.
Maika Sako is the offensive linchpin for Parramatta having scored nine tries this season to sit equal second on the try-scoring table.
The Eels have scored the first try in their last three fixtures with Clint Gutherson amongst the names to achieve a first try for the match.
Good value at double figures for Gutherson and Tedesco to win us some cash.
James Tedesco first try scorer at $13
Clint Gutherson first try scorer at $11
total points scored
The last time Parramatta met Sydney the game only managed to garner 34 points.
Even though the Eels and Roosters have been on point-scoring rampages, this game, for both teams, will be the hardest opponent it has faced in the last fortnight.
It will likely be a case of cat and mouse early on as the both these premiership contenders feel each other out.
Trent Robinson and Brad Arthur know fully well the offensive talent their opponent is gifted with in this game and will be imploring with their squads to keep their defensive structures intact.
Suggested Bet: Total points scored under 41.5 points at $1.90