NRL PreviewSydney Roosters v Gold Coast Titans
Saturday, September 2, 3pm (AEST) at Allianz Stadium, Sydney

The Roosters can lock up second place and a home final with a win over the injury-depleted Titans. The Titans currently have 11 players sitting on the sidelines, including Ryan James, Jarrod Wallace and Nathan Peats. They will be forced to name a centres pairing of Phillip Sami and Leivaha Pulu, while the starting front row will be Morgan Boyle and Agnatius Paasi, while Pat Politoni will replace Peats at hooker. The Roosters should have no problem running up a cricket score here.
HistoryThe Roosters have won three of the last four against the Titans, including a 32-18 victory on the Gold Coast in Round 1 this year. Roosters flyer Latrell Mitchell helped himself to a hat-trick, while Luke Keary crossed for a double.
FormThe Sydney Roosters reclaimed second spot with a gritty 16-14 win over Cronulla on Saturday. The Roosters have a 16-7 record and can secure a home final in week one with a win here. The Roosters are 9-2 at home this year and have won five of their last seven games. Gold Coast are a disaster, firing coach Neil Henry before last week’s 26-14 home loss to Canterbury. The Titans are 14th on the ladder and have lost six straight, the last five by double digits.
Stats That Matter– The Sydney Roosters are 12-11 ATS with a 14-9 under record while Gold Coast are 9-14 ATS with a 14-9 over number.
– The Roosters have won three of the last four against the Titans.
– The Titans have won four of the last five against the Roosters at Allianz.
– Interstate teams off five straight losses are 13-17 ATS.
– The Roosters are 13-10 ATS as a double digit favourite, including 3-1 ATS this year.
– The Roosters are 7-4 ATS as a daytime favourite at Allianz.
– Gold Coast have failed to cover their last five day games.
Final ThoughtsIt’s impossible to see anything other than a comfortable Roosters win. The Titans sacked their coach a fortnight ago and are struggling to field a first grade 17, while the Roosters will want to secure a home final. There’s definitely some value around Latrell Mitchell crossing the stripe a few times here after he scored a hat-trick in Round 1 against a full-strength Titans side.
How It’s Shaping UpSydney by 30
Best Bet
Sydney -22.5 ($1.91)

Other Recommended Bets
To Score 2+ Tries – Latrell Mitchell ($4.50)

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