Titans to Cover

Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans Tips - Titans expected to cover

24 Aug 2021
  • Round 24 fixture scheduled at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Thursday
  • The Titans crushed the Knights 42-16 in Round 5
  • The Knights have won their last 4 games
  • The Titans are coming off back-to-back losses
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The Knights and Titans clash anew this week. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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The Knights and Titans both face a must-win game on Thursday night with time quickly running out.

Now sitting seventh, Newcastle owns a slight edge in betting after extending its winning streak to four in a row last week with win over the Dogs, while the Titans have slipped back down to ninth on the back of two blowout losses to the Bunnies and Storm.

A fifth straight win for the Knights would be enough to lock up a top-eight finish, but as the odds suggest, this game is far from a guarantee after Newcastle lost 42-16 to the Titans earlier in April.

Defensively, the Titans have looked awful in recent weeks, but it’s worth keeping in mind the quality of opponent they’ve faced.

There’s no shame in giving up a number of points to South Sydney and Melbourne, while the fact the Titans have covered the line in four of their last five games as the away underdog is certainly worth taking notice of.

Speaking of taking notice, it’s worth remembering the Titans actually led the Storm at half-time last week before things got out of hand in the final 40 minutes.
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Verdict

If Gold Coast can start fast again, they’re a very live chance against a Knights team that has looked vulnerable over the last two weeks.

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