2024 NRL: Round 14 Preview, Bulldogs Vs Eels

Check out the match preview and prediction for the round 14 clash between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels.



Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Vs Parramatta Eels
Venue: Accor Stadium, Sydney
Date: Monday June 10, 4pm


Bulldogs: 1. Connor Tracey, 2. Jacob Kiraz, 3. Bronson Xerri, 4. Stephen Crichton, 5. Blake Wilson, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Toby Sexton, 8. Max King, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Samuel Hughes, 11. Jacob Preston, 12. Jaeman Salmon, 13. Kurt Mann, 14. Bailey Hayward, 15. Josh Curran, 16. Kurtis Morrin, 17. Lipoi Hopoi, 19. Poasa Faamausili, 20. Blake Taaffe, 21. Jake Turpin, 22. Drew Hutchison, 23. Harry Hayes

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Viliami Penisini, 4. Blaize Talagi, 5. Sean Russell, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitchell Moses, 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 9. Brendan Hands, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Kelma Tuilagi, 12. Bryce Cartwright, 13. J’maine Hopgood, 14. Joe Ofahengaue, 15. Shaun Lane, 16. Makahesi Makatoa, 17. Wiremu Greig, 18. Daejarn Asi, 19. Morgan Harper, 20. Joey Lussick, 21. Ryan Matterson, 22. Luca Morettif

Referee: Peter Gough

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This clash of traditional rivals is arguably the game of the round and perhaps a game that will shape each team’s season.

The Bulldogs are in fine form: their defensive grit sees them as the second-best defensive team in the competition and the only team not to have conceded 30 points in a match – an enormous turnaround from last season that featured several humiliating big losses. They’ve rebounded from the tight Magic Round loss to Canberra (24-20), comfortably beating St George Illawarra (44-12) and Newcastle (32-2).

Parramatta will also be smiling from ear-to-ear after the return of Mitch Moses and Clint Gutherson led them to an impressive win over Cronulla-Sutherland last round (34-22). Though they are still coach-less (with Trent Barrett interim coach) and it remains to be seen whether their other issues were solely due to Moses’ absence. While Moses likely to feature in NSW Origin selection for games two and three, he’ll be motivated to play well for Parramatta and push his case.

The Bulldogs are the only team who remain undefeated in home games in 2024; however, Parramatta have won eight of their past nine games against the blue and whites.

Parramatta defeated Canterbury in the first round of 2024 (26-8), leading 20-0 after 50 minutes (two tries to Bryce Cartwright).

Eels fullback Clint Gutherson will be celebrating his 200th NRL appearance in front of what is sure to be a massive King’s Birthday crowd at Accor Stadium. Parrramatta won last’s year public holiday clash 34-12.

Head-to-head stats can be found at Number Crunch Stats.


Check out all the NRL Predictions here.

Bulldogs by 12 points.

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