By Warren Anscombe
Parramatta will look to consolidate their spot in the Top 8 when they travel to Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
With the chasers closing in the Eels need to keep winning, however this may prove a tougher task than expected given their poor history against the Knights.
Parramatta have won just one match at this venue against the Knights since 2006, and just 4 of the past 14 matches played here.
Newcastle have won the past 6 clashes at all venues, including a 16-10 victory earlier this season, and have not tasted defeat to the Eels since 2009.
A history of low scoring affairs is also prevalent, with 4 of the past 5 at this ground and 5 of the past 6 clashes at all venues returning less than 40pts.
The Knights have little to play for but pride, however they have won their past 3 home games all against Top 8 opposition, so they are by no means a pushover.
I think the Knights are over the odds, but expect Parramatta to be desperate, so this could make for a tight low scoring contest for most of the way.