NRL Round 16 – Match 8 Preview: Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs

Round 16 concludes on Monday night with the Raiders hosting the Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium.

The Raiders are coming off the back of two losses, both of which they have only been able to score eight points in, which has seen them drop down to number 13 on the ladder.

But Canterbury are the ones in real trouble. They have lost their last six, including their near win against the Titans last week, and will need a miracle to break this dismal form travelling to Canberra.

One of the easier matches of the week to pick as the Raiders should be able to win this one on a cold Monday night at home, even without the boost young Josh Dugan would give them.

The bookies agree and Ladbrokes.com.au have the home side as the $1.55 favourites while the struggling Doggies are currently at $2.45 for a win.

Hard to see Canterbury hanging on in this one both mentally and physically, could be a bad day for the Dogs as the Raiders continue their good Monday night record.

Current Head-to-Head Odds:

Raiders $1.55 – Bulldogs $2.45 Ladbrokes.com.au

Round 16 Raiders Team:

1. David Mile 2. Joel Monaghan 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joel Thompson 5. Daniel Vidot 6. Terry Campese (c) 7. Adam Mogg 8. Dane Tilse 9. Glen Buttriss 10. David Shillington 11. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs 12. Bronson Harrison 13. Shaun Fensom

Bench: 14. Josh McCrone 15. Trevor Thurling 16. Troy Thompson 17. Josh Miller

Reserves: 18. Joe Picker 19. Justin Carney

Round 16 Bulldogs Team:

1. Luke Patten 2. Steve Turner 3. Josh Morris 4. Jamal Idris 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Ben Barba 7. Brett Kimmorley 8. Ben Hannant 9. Michael Ennis 10. Ryan Tandy 11. Gary Warburton 12. Andrew Ryan 13. David Stagg

Bench: 14. Mickey Paea 15. Michael Modgson 16. Brad Morrin 17. Blake Green

Reserve: 18. Dene Halatau