The Knights and the Titans have just seven wins between them and the outcome of this game will have major ramifications on who gets the wooden spoon in 2022.
This is a low game between two desperate teams, both with young coaches under immense pressure dealing with the weight of underachievement.
The outsider has to be the bet in this one.
Gold Coast have won seven of the last 11 against Newcastle with nine covers in their last 14. The Titans have also covered 11 of 15 off scoring 12 or fewer.
Newcastle have covered just one of five as a favourite and have failed to cover five straight at home. They have covered just 14 of 42 off conceding 20 or fewer.
Gold Coast are hardly a reliable proposition but have more talent than Newcastle.
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Greg Marzhew has scored 12 tries in 19 games including crossing in three of his last four.
Edrick Lee is in fine tryscoring form with four tries in his last five outings.
Beau Fermor has done the punters well this year crossing for five tries in 14 games. He now has 11 tries in 30 NRL starts, an excellent return for a backrower. He will be running against arguably the worst defensive edge in the NRL.
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At least six of the following eight players to score a try in NRL Round 16.
At least four of the following eight players to score a try in NRL Round 16.