The Bulldogs will be looking to turnaround the round one result where the Cowboys accounted for the blue and whites 24-12 in Gosford.
On the other side, the Eels were celebrating after a convincing 40-10 victory at Parramatta Stadium. Both Jarryd Hayne and Chris Sandow received plenty of praise after the match and they will be two men that the Bulldogs will be hoping to shut down this week.
Centre Krisnan Inu has admitted that the entire squad were disappointed with the performance in round one but believes the short turnaround will help.
It is a short turnaround but there are no excuses, Inu said. We have to work on the little things, we simply gave away too many penalties and made too many errors.
Inu will be coming up against one of his former Clubs and admits that it is always enjoyable playing against his brothers.
It always excites me coming up against my brothers, especially Jarryd (Hayne). Hed want to watch out Ill be coming to get him.
Another disappointed player out of the round one clash was halfback Kris Keating. The 24-year-old is hoping to have a better team performance this week against a side who were big improvers in round one.
Weve got to improve on the basics, each player knows what they need to improve so weve worked really hard on that this week, Keating said.
When asked about who the main dangers were, he was quick to pin-point two men.
Jarryd and Chrissy Sandow are two guys who will be dangerous. When Jarryd gets a leg up he is always hard to handle and Chrissy is a big confidence player so theyll both be thinking that way after their round one performance.
Whilst the match is classed as an Eels home match all Bulldogs Members are reminded that their 2013 season pass will gain them entry into the venue on Thursday night.
NRL kick-off is at 8.05pm with the Holden Cup match commencing at 5.50pm.