How to watch Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels NRL live and free
The Tigers will need to be at their best to upset the undefeated Eels in their Easter Monday clash.
The Eels couldn't be better placed heading into round four. They are one of only two undefeated teams, sitting just behind Penrith on the ladder on percentages. We can see the Eels winning four of their next five matches, with a trip to Canberra in round six looking their biggest hurdle.
The Tigers are unchanged following their morale-boosting victory over Newcastle last week. In the next month they have winnable games against Manly and the Cowboys on their schedule. The joint-venture club needs to keep picking up wins or the pressure will only mount.
Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels kick-off
This match kicks off at 4pm AEST at Stadium Australia, Sydney on Monday 5 April.
How to watch Tigers vs Eels
We're being treated to an extended long weekend of football over Easter, capped by this Sydney showdown on Monday. But you will need access to Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now to settle into the couch and watch the action. It is not on free-to-air TV.
If you're unsure which is the best option for you, we have broken down all the pros and cons of Kayo and Foxtel for you here.
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Stream Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels on Kayo Sports
With only half or less of the matches each week shown on Channel 9, footy fans should consider a subscription to Kayo Sports if you want proper access. Kayo has every game of the regular season live and in HD. Rugby league is just 1 of more than 50 sports on the platform.
If you are yet to check it out, Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for new customers. After that, Kayo is $25 a month to watch on two screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
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Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels prediction
The Eels will welcome back forward Ryan Matterson from concussion and halfback Mitchell Moses seems to have recovered from his own head knock in last week's win over Cronulla. The Tigers appeared on the verge of a full-blown crisis before last week's rally against the Knights.
We think Parra's powerful pack, led by Junior Paulo, will be too big and strong for the Tigers. The Eels lead the NRL with 5,845 run metres, while the Tigers are more than 1,500 metres adrift in 15th spot.
Parramatta have also owned this match-up in recent seasons. The Eels have won 5 straight, including a 51-6 thrashing in 2019. The Tigers' last win over their western Sydney rival was back in April 2018. We're tipping Parramatta in another canter.
Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels team lists
Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. James Roberts 5. Asu Kepaoa 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18. Russell Packer 19. Joseph Leilua 20. Michael Chee-Kam 21. Alex Seyfarth.
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Isaiah Papali'i 16. Will Smith 17. Ray Stone 18. Jordan Rankin 19. Haze Dunster 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Bryce Cartwright.
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