The NRL Finals match between the Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Friday September 16.
Bet Of The Day September 17 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | SEPTEMBER 17
A spot in the NRL preliminary finals is up for grabs as the Sea Eagles and Roosters square off in Mackay tonight – and we think Manly can bounce back from their disappointing showing against the Storm last week.
The Sea Eagles shot themselves in the foot time and time again with poor errors and ill-discipline – Des Hasler would have given his troops an almighty spray during the week and they should be fired up for a chance at redemption in this clash.
The signs are good for Manly – they’ve won their last seven games as favourites and haven’t lost back-to-back matches since Tom Trbojevic returned from injury in Round 6.
Tommy Turbo was kept quiet and barely touched the ball against Melbourne, so we’re expecting the electric fullback to have a big involvement in this showdown.
Meanwhile, the Roosters were lucky to survive the Titans last week, escaping with a 25-24 win after Gold Coast blew an easy try in the corner in the final seconds.
It appears as if the Roosters’ enormous injury toll is finally catching up with them and we can’t see them having enough points to hang with Manly – if Turbo and DCE get it right.
That being said, we’re not expecting a very low-scoring game – Manly’s defence is still suspect, but if they catch fire, we should see more than 44.5 points.
The Sea Eagles and Roosters have both seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five games, so with that extra two-point buffer for potentially missed conversions, we’re liking the chances of this bet landing tonight.
- Sea Eagles have won their last seven matches as favourites
- Eight of the Roosters’ nine losses this season were against top four sides
- Sea Eagles haven’t lost back-to-back matches since Tom Trbojevic returned in Round 6
- Both sides have seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five matches
BET OF THE DAY SEPTEMBER 17 👇