Wests Tigers will be looking to overcome their poor recent record at ANZ Stadium, when they clash with the Bulldogs on Friday night.
The Tigers have won just 4 of their past 16 matches here, as well as just 8 of the past 18 clashes with their opponents at this ground.
The Bulldogs have also won 6 of the last 7 matches against the Tigers at all venues, and with this basically a home game for them, will be looking to extend this record.
5 of the past 7 clashes between these two have tallied 40pts or more, and with key players missing for the Tigers, I fancy the Dogs to do the bulk of the scoring in this one.
Verdict: Bulldogs Team Total Over 23.5 at $1.83 with
Parramatta vs Souths
Parramatta will be looking to inflict the first defeat of the season on the high flying Rabbitohs when they clash at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.
The Eels have won 8 of their last 10 matches here against all opponents, as well as a staggering 7 of their past 8 here against Souths.
This is somewhat misleading however, as the bulk of the recent encounters have been played at ANZ Stadium where Souths have won the past 7 meetings.
High scoring has also ensued with 6 of the past 7 clashes at all venues tallying 40pts or more, and with the Rabbitohs leading the way in attack this season, we may well be in for a similar scenario.
Parramatta certainly improve at home, however they have a raft of injuries and doubts over key players so I think the task at hand here may be beyond them, so I’ll side with the Rabbitohs to continue their unbeaten start to the season.