The NRL preliminary final match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Friday September 24.
Bet Of The Day September 24 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | SEPTEMBER 24
Five of our last seven #BOTD have landed and we’re confident we can continue to profit as we turn our attention to the NRL preliminary final showdown tonight between the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles.
We are loving the $2.00 on offer with Ladbrokes & Neds for the Rabbitohs to cover the -2 line.
Souths have been flying all season and have only suffered defeats to teams above them on the ladder – namely Melbourne and Penrith.
However, they turned things up a notch in the first week of the finals by upsetting the Panthers 16-10 on the back of some outstanding defence.
That victory earned the Bunnies the week off and that has proven crucial throughout the last decade when it comes to the preliminary finals.
The Rabbitohs have won 13 of their last 14 matches coming into this clash and have won their last four meetings with Manly.
Additionally, the Sea Eagles have gained a reputation for being flat track bullies as this season has gone on.
Indeed, Manly are 0-5 against teams above them on the ladder (Rabbitohs, Panthers and Storm), but 17-3 vs those that finished below them.
Every time Manly has come up against an elite side, they’ve been handled fairly comfortably, with their smallest losing margin being 10 points.
Tom Trbojevic will have to produce an all-time legendary performance to give Manly a chance in this clash – and even that might not be enough if Souths repeat their form from the win over Penrith.
All signs point to a Rabbitohs win tonight and they should be able to cover the -2 line from what we’ve seen from Manly against the best sides this season.
- Rabbitohs have won 13 of their last 14 games
- Rabbitohs have won their last four matches vs Manly
- Manly are 0-5 against teams that finished above them on the ladder this season
- Manly’s smallest losing margin in those five matches was 10 points
BET OF THE DAY SEPTEMBER 24 👇