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Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Tips - Tigers tipped to win by 13+
- Round 20 fixture to be held at Suncorp Stadium
- Both teams are coming off losses
- The Tigers have lost 4 of 5
- The Warriors are winless in their last 7 games
- The Warriors tamed the Tigers in Round 11
The Tigers are tipped to win by 13 or more points. (Jono Searle/Getty Images)
The decision to hire Nathan Brown as coach of the New Zealand Warriors was questionable at the time. It is looking downright horrific now.
No team has underachieved more in 2021 than the Warriors (5-13, 12 points). A team with Top 8 talent, the club is mired in the bottom four. Remarkably they have covered just four of their last 18 games. They are currently riding a 10 game non-cover streak. That is historically bad. They come off conceding 60 against Souths last week in a game where 80 would not have surprised.
The Wests Tigers (6-12, 14 points) have hardly set the game alight this year but have been in decent nick. They showed a little something against Manly and they put the Broncos to the sword.
The Tigers have covered their last two when favoured and seven of their last eight off scoring more than 20 points.
The Warriors have lost not only Roger Tuivasa-Sheck but prop Addin Fonua-Blake is out along with mid-season recruits Matthew Lodge and Chad Townsend.