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Canberra Raiders vs St. George-Illawarra Dragons Tips - Dragons to score below 10 points

  • Round 21 fixture to take place at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday
  • The Raiders' three-game winning streak ended in the last round
  • The Dragons have lost their last 3 games
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The Dragons are not expected to score many points against the Raiders. (NRL Photos via Getty Images )
Just as things started to come together for the Canberra Raiders (8-11, 18 points), they struggle to start and lost convincingly to the Knights 34-24. 

Two late tries with the result no longer in doubt flattered the Raiders’ efforts. As for the St. George-Illawarra Dragons (8-11, 18 points), they faced an impossible task against the Rabbitohs attack. With two centres unfamiliar with the position at a first-grade level, Souths ran up 50 points in the route.

Matt Timoko replaces Sebastian Kris in the Raiders centres while Ryan Sutton returns from injury which pushes Hudson Young to the edge and Corey Harawira-Naera to the bench. Elijah Anderson will make his NRL debut too. 

For the Dragons, Ben Hunt will miss a month and is replaced by Adam Clune. Jack Bird, Jack de Belin, Blake Lawrie, Zac Lomax and Josh McGuire all return from suspension. Cody Ramsey is back to pair with Lomax in the centres.

Every week seems like the week the Raiders will turn it around. If they can’t get past the Dragons on Friday night, that week will never come in 2021. This is a side that should be comfortably in the Top 8 but they can’t seem to string more than two good games together. 

The Dragons, on the other hand, have done a remarkable job of floating around the Top 8 for 20 rounds. The wheels have fallen off, though. With Ben Hunt ruled out for a month, the Dragons lose their best player, leader, and initiator in attack. We know Corey Norman can’t be relied on to manufacture points. The Raiders need to respond this week. Expect that to come with an improvement to their defence.

Verdict

We expect the Dragons to score below 10 points in this game.

Best Bet: Dragons Under 10 pts Dragons Total Points @350 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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