Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels NRL: how to watch and match preview
Gold Coast are coming off a big win and can improve their NRL finals hopes when they tackle Parramatta in round 18.
While many tipped Gold Coast for big improvement in 2021, so far they have been frustratingly inconsistent. But a 7-try thrashing of the Raiders in Canberra last time out has the Titans just 1 victory outside the top 8 with 8 games remaining.
The Eels have been beating the teams they are supposed to and struggling against some finals contenders. Losses to Penrith, South Sydney and Manly in the last 6 weeks have some still doubting their true premiership credentials.
When is Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels?
This match kicks off at 6pm AEST on Friday 16 July at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast. You can see our full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Titans vs Eels online
The only way to watch this Friday night clash is with a subscription. Titans vs Eels is not on free-to-air television. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here.
Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are the broadcasters of Titans vs Eels. We have a full viewing guide for the NRL season here. We think Kayo Sports is the way to go, which gives you a way to get Fox Sports without joining Foxtel.
Stream Titans vs Parramatta on Kayo Sports
Including this match, just 3 of Gold Coast's remaining 8 games are being shown on free-to-air. So if you are keen to see the Titans' bid for finals football, you need to consider Kayo Sports.
Kayo has every single regular season game for 2021 live and in HD. If you are yet to check it out, new customers get a 14-day free trial to see all it has to offer.
Once you decide to sign up, Kayo costs $25 a month and you can watch the action on 2 screens or devices at once. There is also a premium option for $35 a month which gives you an extra screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Unlike other broadcasters, Kayo has a wide range of special features. They include SplitView, which lets you watch 4 sports at once on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and choose your own camera are also options.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
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Titans vs Eels team lists
Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Phillip Sami 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Beau Fermor 18. Sam McIntyre 19. Sam Stone 20. Herman Ese'ese 21. Jayden Campbell
Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Viliami Penisini 19. Will Smith 20. Joey Lussick 21. Jakob Arthur
Who will win Titans vs Eels?
If the Titans do want to reach the postseason, knocking off the fourth-placed Eels would be a major step in the right direction. Coach Justin Holbrook has a largely fit squad, picking the same team that destroyed Canberra prior to the bye.
Parramatta's Junior Paulo and Mitchell Moses will be backing up from the Origin game 3 defeat to Queensland. Reed Mahoney is also back in the line-up after a shoulder injury. The Eels are short-priced favourites, but we like the look of the Titans here in a close one.
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