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Stat Attack Preview – Round 10: Eels vs Roosters

14 MAY 2017


After a 2 week break we finally have senior footy back and doesn’t it feel great! With the Eels riding high after 3 consecutive wins, no doubt the Blue and Gold faithful will be praying that the break hasn’t stifled the Eels momentum and the fellas can chalk up another victory.

Let’s have a look at some history between these two proud clubs.

Last 10 Meetings

Season Round Date Eels Roosters Venue Result
2016 18 08-Jul-2016 22 18 Pirtek Stadium Eels win by 4 points
2015 23 15-Aug-2015 18 28 Allianz Stadium Roosters win by 10 points
2014 6 12-Apr-2014 14 12 Pirtek Stadium Eels win by 2 points
2014 2 15-Mar-2014 4 56 Allianz Stadium Roosters win by 52 points
2013 13 07-Jun-2013 24 38 Pirtek Stadium Roosters win by 14 points
2013 4 01-Apr-2013 0 50 Allianz Stadium Roosters win by 50 points
2012 23 11-Aug-2012 36 22 Pirtek Stadium Eels win by 14 points
2011 25 26-Aug-2011 12 13 Pirtek Stadium Roosters win by 1 point
2010 21 31-Jul-2010 12 48 Pirtek Stadium Roosters win by 36 points
2009 4 03-Apr-2009 6 24 Allianz Stadium Roosters win by 18 points


The last 10 clashes sees the Roosters hold a 7 – 3 win count with a score aggregate of  the Roosters 309 to the Eels 148. This provides us with a match average of Roosters 31 – Eels 15.

In total these two sides have played each other 129 times with the honours shared at 62 wins a piece.

The record is also close at Allianz with the Roosters just ahead with 10 wins to Parra’s 9.

Total matches for the Eels against all opponents at Allianz from 40 matches sees them hold a 19/19 win loss record with the last 10 visits yielding a 4 wins 6 loss record.

For 2017, Parramatta has a 5/4 win loss record against Roosters 6/3. Our attack in 2017 is slightly better than the Roosters, scoring at an average of 19.1 points a game compared to the Roosters 18.2. But defensively the Roosters are conceding 15.8 points per game to Parramatta’s 18.4.

Breaking the game into quarters and this again could be the catalyst to an Eels win.

0 – 20 mins 20 – 40 mins 40 – 60 mins 60- 80 mins
Eels 6 wins 4 wins 5 wins 1 win
Roosters 3 wins 5 wins 3 wins 3 wins


This season, the Eels have been great out of the blocks, so another Eels victory will depend on their start. However, the Roosters are very consistent and don’t mind playing the patience game. The Eels last 20 minutes will come into play and their game management and superiority for the first hour of game time will perhaps set the tone for the outcome to this game if again they hit the proverbial brick wall.

Heres a few statistics that may interest our match analysts out there.


* Parramatta runs the ball 160 times a game (5th ranked) to the Roosters 155 (9th ranked).

* Run metres have Parra slightly ahead with 1466 per game (8th) to Roosters 1463 (10th).

* Offloads sees Parra 10.4 per game (8th) to Roosters 9.2 per game (11th) .

* Line breaks have the Roosters ahead with 3.8 per game (6th) to the Eels 3.6 (9th).

So in attack, both teams are very similar. No doubt our forwards will have to take the ascendancy to create something for our outside backs. Parramatta second phase play can be pivotal in this match.


* Parramatta make on average per game 315 tackles (8th) with the Roosters 343 tackles (3rd).

* Missed tackles has Parra with 22.8 per game (6th) with the Roosters 25 (10th).

This is an area in the game where the Eels can take control. Going on averages, the Eels should have extra sets with the ball and will need to utilise this. Extra sets means the opposition will tire quicker and thus forcing opposition mistakes with missed tackles. Not shutting the ball carrier down can create second phase opportunities.


* Eels are conceding 6.9 penalties per game to the Roosters 6.4.

* Errors are very close with Eels making 11.3 per game to Roosters 11.4.

One stat that sticks out is Dummy Half play. The Eels average 12.7 runs from dummy half a game with an average of 124 metres per game. The Roosters barely run from dummy half with only 5.3 runs a game at an average of 51 metres a game.


All in all should be a cracking game on Sunday. Hope to see many more Eels fans out at Allianz than Roosters fans. Which really shouldnt be too much of a challenge!


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Stats courtesy of Champion Data. All these stats and more can be viewed on our match centre at including live game stats.

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Your analysis suggest the teams are evenly weighted in many facets – probably the team who turns up with a level of desperation will prevail

Trouser Eel

It’s obviously going to be a tight one. Shame is on Mother’s Day because having a crowd behind the boys may make a big difference.

I hope you aren’t Cherry picking the stats their Col, the way it reads to me we have slightly better stats in all the right places.

Parra by 8 is my pick.

Trouser Eel

I hate auto text. If never use their for there if I was typing this on a PC. Nor would cherry have a capital.

Trouser Eel

I’d not if. It’s not is. Grrrrrrr


Funny stuff Trouser!

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