The Roosters have won six of the last ten encounters between these two sides, including the two most recent games.
The last time they met was in round 20 in Newcastle and the Roosters ran out 28-12 winners.
In that match, the Knights were their own worst enemies committing 14 errors but it still was not until two late tries to Cordner and Sonny Bill Williams that the result was settled.
The Roosters are the most ill-disciplined side in the NRL and have given away 213 penalties at an average of 8.5 a game in 2013.
Eight times this season the Roosters have conceded 10 or more penalties in a match. In spite of this they are yet to have a player sent to the bin this season although Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was sent off for a high tackle on Manly's George Rose in round nine.
In their semi-final against Manly the Roosters conceded 12 penalties while not allowing their line to be crossed. Conversely the Knights are the most well-behaved side in the comp this year, on average conceding fewer than six penalties a match.
The Knights are the number one metre-gaining team in the NRL this year. However that and a slight advantage in 40/20 success are the only areas where they better the Roosters in attacking stats. Most dangerously for the Knights, the Bondi Boys are the most prolific tackle-breakers in the league.
The Roosters have not conceded a point in their last three halves of football and you can bet they will be hard to crack in this game too.
They have conceded the fewest points of any side in 2013 - averaging a measly 2.3 tries a match.
They are better than the Knights in every defensive stat except errors committed. That said, the Knights are no defensive slouches either. However, they are the worst side in the NRL for conceding off-loads in 2013. Mix that with the Roosters' great tackle-breaking and the Knights could be in trouble.
Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney have been a deadly combination this year. Their 22 line breaks, 34 line break assists, 42 try-assists and 14 tries this year are testament to that.
The Roosters outside backs boast an average of 16 tackle breaks a game, as well as 66 line breaks and 52 tries for 2013.
While he is mostly known for his rampaging attack, in the hard-fought win against the Sea Eagles Sonny Bill Williams made a team-high 41 tackles and only missed one.
Against the Bulldogs Darius Boyd, Akuila Uate, James McManus, Dane Gagai and Joseph Leilua made 666 metres combined.
Gagai made 194 and Leilua 141. Last week against the Storm, the Knights' five outside backs made a massive 804 metres between them. Joseph Leilua made a great 166 metres courtesy of his 12 tackle breaks. The Knights will go wide early and often.
While Jarrod Mullen is clearly the key play-maker with 21 try-assists and 11 line break assists this year, it was Tyrone Roberts who led the way against the Storm. His four tackle breaks and two off-loads, combined with a line break and try-assist, were central to the Knights' victory.
The Roosters' only real liabilities are the missed tackles of their halves - six a match between them - and their regularly obscenely-high penalty concessions. Will this be the game it comes back to bite them?
While the Knights' backs are the key to them winning this game they are also the big risk. As was the case in the round-20 loss to the Roosters, they can get a bad case of the dropsies. They have made 100 errors just in the back five in 2013. Further, only two members of their forward pack regularly break 100 metres for a game.
My kiss of death goes with the Roosters. The week off and their superb defence - mixed with great confidence in their game plan - will probably be good enough to get over a dangerous Knights side. However, the Roosters should beware of this Knights side that is growing in confidence with every minute.