NRL 2023 Round 19 – Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions

James Salmon
NRL Betting Tips
NRL 2024 Round 19
NRL 2023 Round 19

Round 19 of the NRL season will be the final round affected by State of Origin, with Game 3 of Queensland vs NSW set to take place next Wednesday. That means there will be just six games played, but with the ladder so tight there’s still plenty of pivotal matchups set to take place this weekend. It kicks off with a lopsided matchup between the Tigers and the Sharks on Thursday night, while the headline game will see the Eels take on the Warriors on Saturday evening. Take a look at our detailed match previews for all five games below. 

Round 19 Fixtures

FixturesInfo (AEST)Home OddsAway Odds
Tigers vs SharksThursday July 6 at 7.50pm$9.00$1.06
Dragons vs RaidersFriday July 7 at 8.00pm$4.00$1.25
Eels vs WarriorsSaturday July 8 at 5.30pm$2.30$1.62
Rabbitohs vs BulldogsSaturday July 8 at 7.35pm$1.52$2.55
Titans vs DolphinsSunday July 9 at 4.05pm$1.70$2.15

Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks

After a competitive period the Tigers have begun languishing over the past couple of weeks, and they truly reached rock bottom against the Cowboys last weekend. That was never going to be an easy game given the form of their opposition, but their fans could probably have expected better than conceding seven tries in 25 minutes prior to half-time. Six more in the second half gave the Cowboys an incredible 74-0 victory, one which unsurprisingly saw them tumble back to last on the NRL ladder. The Sharks, meanwhile, secured their second dominant victory in as many games, following up their 38-point shellacking of the Bulldogs with a 36-point win over the Dragons. The win saw them jump over the Storm into third place, though they’re still only in the top four on points difference and so need to keep winning. They shouldn’t have any problems doing that this weekend. The Tigers appear to be on the way to throwing in the towel for the season if they haven’t already, and the Sharks can capitalise on that with a third successive big win. 

BookmakerJames’ TipOdds
Sharks to win$1.06
Over 48.5 total match points$1.87
Sharks -21.5$1.87

Predicted Squads

Wests TigersWests Tigers: 1. Jahream Bula 2. Asu Kepaoa 3. Starford To'a 4. Tommy Talau 5. Junior Tupou 6. Daine Laurie 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jake Simpkin 10. David Klemmer 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. John Bateman 13. Fonua Pole 14. Tallyn Da Silva 15. Shawn Blore 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Aitasi James 18. Justin Matamua 19. Will Smith 20. Triston Reilly  21. Brandon Tumeth 

Cronulla-Sutherland SharksCronulla Sharks: 1. William Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Oregon Kaufusi  9. Blayke Brailey 10.Toby Rudolf 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Jack Williams 15. Wade Graham
16. Jesse Colquhoun 17. Tom Hazelton  18. Connor Tracey 19. Braydon Trindall 20. Tuku Hau Tapuha 21. Mawene Hiroti 22. Jayden Berrell

St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders

The Tigers primary competition for the bottom spot on the ladder, the Dragons also appear to be set to limp towards the end of the season having notched up a second consecutive big loss last weekend. This one came against the Sharks, who smacked them around en route to a 52-16 win to make it 100 points conceded by the Dragons over the past fortnight. The Raiders, meanwhile, kept their extraordinary streak of close wins going, knocking off the Titans by four points. That makes it nine wins from their past 11 games with none of those wins coming by more than six points, and with their points difference over that 9-2 period well and truly in the negative with those two losses having come by 28 and 22 points. They are not as good as their 10-6 record suggests, but they also just keep winning, so who really knows what this team is capable of. They clearly have a capacity to lift when it’s needed most – nine close wins in succession is no accident, even if luck has played a role. This weekend, however, they should be able to break that hoodoo of close wins. Given the Raiders’ inability to win big it’s hard to see them knocking the Dragons out of the park, but they should get the job done relatively comfortably.

BookmakerJames’ TipOdds
Raiders/Raiders half-time/full-time double$1.68
Raiders 1-12$3.10
Raiders to win$1.25

Predicted Squads

St. George Illawarra DragonsSt. George Illawarra Dragons: 1. aul Turner 2. Mat Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Jayden Sullivan 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Ben Murdoch-Masila 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack de Belin 14. Moses Mbye 15. Michael Molo 16. Toby Couchman 17. Dan Russell 18. Sione Finau 19. Ryan Couchman  20. Zane Musgrove 21. Max Feagai 22. Billy Burns

Canberra RaidersCanberra Raiders: 1. Sebastian Kris 2. Albert Hopoate 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Emre Guler 9. Zac Woolford 10. Joe Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ata Mariota 14. Tom Starling 15. Trey Mooney 16. Nick Cotric 17. Peter  Hola 18. Matt Frawley 19. Danny Levi 20. Hohepa Puru 21. Xavier Savage 22. Clay Webb

Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors

The Eels are starting to look pretty ominous heading into the last couple of weeks of the season. Their difficult start to the season is now a long way in the rear-view mirror, and while they’ve got a bit of work to do to catch the leading pack they’ve put themselves in a great position to not just play finals, but to work their way back into the top four. The Dolphins were no match for Parramatta’s humming offence last week, with a 48-20 win making it five wins in a row – and by an average of nearly 22 points no less. They’re certainly no lock to make it six in a row against the Warriors this weekend, though last week’s performance was a disappointing one for a New Zealand team which had won its last three games very comfortably. The Warriors were no match for the Rabbitohs, managing just six points en route to a 22-point defeat to take their record to 9-7 and put them just a game clear of both the surging Cowboys, and the Titans. A loss this weekend will likely see them fall out of the top eight, and with the way the Eels are playing they’ll be hard-pressed to avoid that. This should be a good game, but the Eels, even with a few big outs, can get the job done on their home turf.

BookmakerJames’ TipOdds
Eels to win$2.30
Over 42.5 total match points$1.90
Eels +4.5$1.87

Predicted Squads

Parramatta EelsParramatta Eels: 1. Sean Russell 2. Maika Sivo 3. Will Penisini 4. Bailey Simonsson 5. Isaac Lumelume 6. Ryan Matterson 7. Daejarn Asi 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Brendan Hands 10. Junior Paulo 11. Bryce Cartwright
12. Andrew Davey 13. J'maine Hopgood 14. Luca Moretti 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Shaun Lane 17. Makahesi Makatoa 18. Haze Dunster 19. Waqa Blake 20. Ky Rodwell 21. Matt Doorey 22. Jack Murchie

New Zealand Warriors

New Zealand Warriors: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Rocco Berry 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Bunty Afoa 11. Jackson Ford 12. Mitch Barnett 13. Tohu Harris 14. Dylan Walker 15. Bayley Sironen 16. Tom Ale 17. Freddy Lussick 18. Brayden Wiliame 20. Ronald Volkman 21. Kalani Going 22. Zyon Maiu'u 23. Taine Tuaupiki

  • The Raiders have won nine of their last eleven games by six points or less.
  • The Eels have won five of their last six games at home.
  • The Sharks’ last three games have seen an average of over 63 points scored per game.

Multi of the Week

Raiders 1-12$3.10
Eels to win$2.30
Sharks/Tigers over 49.5 total match points$1.85
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs

The Rabbitohs desperately needed a win heading into last Friday’s danger game against the Warriors, and they responded exactly like a side that is well and truly still in the Premiership hunt should. After conceding the first try in the 15th minute, they put the brakes on and didn’t concede another point for the rest of the match while managing 28 of their own. That victory arrested a two-game losing skid, jumped them back up into seventh and put them within just a game of the Sharks in third. This weekend, they get a great chance to get even closer to those coveted top four spots. The Bulldogs lost their fourth game in a row last weekend as they limp meekly into the final games of the season, and each of those losses has been worse than the last. A one-point defeat at the hands of the Roosters was followed by a 22-point loss to the Eels, before the Sharks beat them by 38 points two games ago. Last weekend was the culmination of a run of increasingly poor form. They were truly woeful, going down 66-0 against a Knights team which is hardly world beaters. If they play like that against the Rabbitohs they could honestly lose by triple figures. That probably won’t happen, but based on their recent form it’s hard to see anything but a big Rabbitohs win in this one, even with a number of Origin outs

BookmakerJames’ TipOdds
Rabbitohs to win$1.52
Rabbitohs 13+$3.00
Rabbitohs -5.5$1.87

Predicted Squads

South Sydney RabbitohsSouth Sydney Rabbitohs: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Taane Milne 5. Tyrone Munro 6. Dean Hawkins 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Siliva Havili 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Ben Lovett 12. Michael Chee Kam 13. Shaq Mitchell 14. Peter Mamouzelos 15. Tallis Duncan 16. Davvy Moale 17. Hame Sele  18. Richard Kennar 19. Josiah Karapani 20. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 21. Liam Knight 22. Jacob Gagai

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs: 1. Jake Averillo 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Braidon Burns 4. Jackson Topine 5. Blake Wilson 6. Matt Burton 7. Toby Sexton  8. Max King 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Ryan Sutton 11. Jayden Okunbor 12. Jacob Preston 13. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 14. Kyle Flanagan 15. Kurtis Morrin 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. Harrison Edwards 19. Reece Hoffman  20. Karl Oloapu 21. Jeral Skelton 22. Ethan Quai-Ward 23. Chris Patolo

Gold Coast Titans vs The Dolphins

The shortened Round 19 concludes with an interesting game between two teams on the edge of the eight in the Titans and the Dolphins. But while the Dolphins are dropping further away from the eight with every passing week, the Titans are putting their hands up as a legitimate – albeit still unlikely – finals candidate. They were the latest victim of the Raiders extraordinary run of close wins last weekend, but they were in that game up to their eyeballs after having beaten the Broncos the week prior and the Tigers easily in their game before that. They’re just a game outside the eight, though having already enjoyed two byes they are a couple of wins in arrears of the sides around them, so can’t afford to trip up too much in the run home. The Dolphins are just a game back, but they have now lost four in a row and it appears that their finals hopes – which seemed non-existent prior to the season, then very much on the cards a couple of months later – are starting to fade away, if they haven’t already. Both of these sides needs a win here to stay in the hunt, but it’s hard to see the Dolphins getting it given how they’ve played of late. The Titans, too, have been solid on their home turf this season, dropping just a couple of games there, and they can keep themselves in the finals hunt with a solid victory on Sunday afternoon. 

BookmakerJames’ TipOdds
Titans to win$1.70
Under 49.5 total match points$1.90
Titans -2.5$1.87

Predicted Squads

Gold Coast TitansGold Coast Titans: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Brian Kelly 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Phillip Sami 6. Kieran Foran 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Jaimin Jolliffe 9. Sam Verrills 10. Iszac Fa'asuamaleaui 11. Klese Haas 12. Joe Stimson 13. Isaac Liu 14. Chris Randall 15. Erin Clark 16. Jojo Fifita 17. Jacob Alick 18. Thomas Mikaele 19. Keano Kini 20. Kruise Leeming 21. Ken Maumalo 22. Tony Francis

DolphinsThe Dolphins: 1. Kodi Nikorima 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Euan Aitken 4. Valynce Te Whare 5. Tesi Niu 6. Isaiya Katoa 7. Sean O’Sullivan  8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Herman Ese’ese 11. Connelly Lemuelu 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Ray Stone 14. Josh Kerr
15. Mark Nicholls 16. Anthony Milford 17. Jarrod Wallace 18. Max Plath 19. Harrison Graham 20. Poasa Faamausili 21. Brenko Lee 22. Kurt Donoghoe

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