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Eels v Cowboys NRL R6 tips, teams & predictions | April 13, 2024

Eels v Cowboys NRL R6 preview

Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL Betting Odds & Game Info
Best odds Eels +135 at Bet365 | Cowboys -161.29 at Neds
When Saturday, April 13 | 5:30pm AEST
Where CommBank Stadium, Parramatta
Last time they met Cowboys 24–16 Eels (R21, 2023)
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Eels v Cowboys NRL R6 best bets

North Queensland Cowboys -3.5


Valentine Holmes 2+ tries


Scott Drinkwater anytime tryscorer


Eels v Cowboys NRL R6 match preview

Super Saturday for round six of the 2024 NRL Premiership continues in Parramatta with the Eels hosting the North Queensland Cowboys at CommBank Stadium.

The Eels lost to the Tigers by one point a fortnight ago before travelling to Canberra and being belted by the Raiders. On the other hand, the Cowboys bounced back from a drubbing by the Broncos to beat the Titans by 13 points in Townsville last week.

Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur has swung the selection axe, dropping star winger Maika Sivo and young half Blaize Talagi from the starting side. Bailey Simonsson returns on the wing, with Daejarn Asi called up for his first NRL game in 2024. Bryce Cartwright has been named to start in the second row despite a rib injury, so Ryan Matterson could be a last-minute addition to the run-on side.

North Queensland Cowboys coach Todd Payten has been forced to replace the injured Zac Laybutt (knee), with Thomas Chester being called into the starting side. The remainder of the North Queensland team is unchanged.

Eels v Cowboy NRL R6 team lists

Parramatta Eels

Parramatta Eels

  1. Clint Gutherson
  2. Bailey Simonsson
  3. Will Penisini
  4. Morgan Harper
  5. Sean Russell
  6. Daejarn Asi
  7. Dylan Brown
  8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  9. Joey Lussick
  10. Junior Paulo
  11. Shaun Lane
  12. Bryce Cartwright
  13. J’maine Hopgood
  14. Luca Moretti
  15. Ryan Matterson
  16. Joe Ofahengaue
  17. Kelma Tuilagi
North Queensland Cowboys Team List

North Queensland Cowboys

  1. Scott Drinkwater
  2. Kyle Feldt
  3. Valentine Holmes
  4. Tom Chester
  5. Murray Taulagi
  6. Tom Dearden
  7. Chad Townsend
  8. Jordan McLean
  9. Reece Robson
  10. Jason Taumalolo
  11. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki
  12. Jeremiah Nanai
  13. Reuben Cotter
  14. Jake Granville
  15. Griffin Neame
  16. Sam McIntyre
  17. Jack Gosiewski

Eels v Cowboys NRL R6 betting predictions

Parramatta have won each of their last seven matches at CommBank Stadium against teams ranked higher on the ladder. However, the Cowboys have been one of the form sides of the NRL this season, while the Eels have struggled majorly with injuries. This creates great value for the Cowboys cover the -3.5 handicap at $1.90 with top NRL bookmakers.

Cowboys centre Valentine Holmes will be marking up against Morgan Harper, who has some well-documented defensive issues against strong ball-carriers. Holmes has recorded a whopping 22 tackle breaks, three line breaks and two tries already this season. He will only need time and space with the ball in hand to beat Harper and record his first tryscoring double of the season ($11).

Scott Drinkwater’s last three weeks have reignited conversations about his inclusion in New South Wales’ State of Origin squad. The North Queensland fullback has scored four tries, including a double last weekend against the Titans, to go with multiple line breaks and tackle breaks. Should the Cowboys get on the front foot and roll through the middle third of the field, expect Drinkwater to pop up on the ball and score a try at any time ($2.45).

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