The Knights will be without Daniel Saifiti and David Klemmer for tonight's clash against the Titans, leading Newcastle great Andrew Johns to be wary.
"I'm going to tip the Knights, but this is a real danger game," Johns said in Wide World of Sports' weekly tips segment.
"The last couple of years when they've been in contention for the eight, the last couple of rounds they've really struggled."
NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler was tipping the Titans to get the biccies over the Knights.
"Big misses, a couple of big men [out for Newcastle]," Brad Fittler added.
"The one thing the Gold Coast has got is a lot of big fellas off their bench - Fotuaika, obviously Fifita and then you've got Tino and Wallace.
"I'm thinking it'll be an upset here. They beat them earlier in the year and I just feel like the Knights aren't going that well."