"[Last] weekend wasn't one of our brightest days, and over time we've been looking at personal and individual commitment, so hopefully we can turn up and be committed for each other," he said.
"I'm expecting it - it was one off day and hopefully this week we can be on and turn up for the fans."
Paulo admits the Dragons will be a challenge, with neither team playing with anything to lose.
"They have had their ups and downs this season, but they'll be turning up after their loss to the Tigers, and after our loss we've got to change things and give the fans something to support."
The Eels have the home-ground advantage after switching back to Parramatta from ANZ Stadium, a move which Paulo supports.
"We definitely love playing at Parra, it's good to play at other grounds and go on away trips too, but in front of your own crowd on home turf, it really makes a difference and we hope may fans can turn out and support us."
The game is special also for the Black Dog Institute, the Eels' charity partner for the game.
"I think they're really great not only for our club but rugby league," Paulo said.
"Lots of men go through struggles and depression and it hits that on the head, and it's great to raise awareness and allow men to come forward and speak to someone if they need to."
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