Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Raiders and Sea Eagles clash in match of the round

Andrew Hendrie 23 Aug 2019
  • Canberra Raiders host Manly Sea Eagles in Round 23 of the NRL on Sunday
  • Manly have won four of their last five meetings
Canberra face Manly on Sunday (PA Images)

Canberra Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles collide in the match of the round as the top four sides close out the weekend’s action in the nation’s capital on Sunday afternoon.

Raiders vs Sea Eagles kicks off at 4.00pm AEST at GIO Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Channel 9 in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Another thrilling clash is in prospect between the Raiders and Sea Eagles as the two teams look to cement their top four status and create some breathing space ahead of the Rabbitohs and Eels.

Four of the last five meetings between the teams have been decided by four points or less, with two of them going right down to the wire with a margin of a single point. Manly have won four of their last five encounters and prevailed 24-20 back in Round 7 - but can they do it in the nation’s capital?

Both sides are in sensational form, winning four of their last five respective games, including beating competition leaders Melbourne on their own turf during that run, so there’s no doubting either side’s premiership credentials.

Canberra’s win over the Storm came last week as the Green Machine staged a remarkable comeback from 0-18 down to emerge triumphant 22-18, rising to third on the ladder as a result.

Meanwhile, Manly registered an impressive 32-12 victory at home over the Tigers as they leapfrogged the Rabbitohs into fourth.

Joseph Tapine is out for the Raiders with a rib injury as Hudson Young comes onto the bench, while Des Hasler has named the same 17 players that took care of the Tigers last week.

As mentioned, Manly have had the edge in their recent showdowns, but they’ve all been extremely close and really could have gone either way - and this promises to be another 50-50 contest. Don’t be surprised if this is decided by one or two points once more.

Match Odds


Canberra Raiders - $1.50
Manly Sea Eagles - $2.55

Stats


  • Manly have won four of their last five meetings
  • Four of their last five clashes have been decided by four points or less
  • Manly won 24-20 back in Round 7

Teams


Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Bailey Simonsson 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Hudson Young 18. Sam Williams 19. Siliva Havili 20. Emre Guler 21. Michael Oldfield

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brendan Elliot 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Jack Gosiewski 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Manase Fainu 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Tevita Funa 20. Cade Cust 21. Lloyd Perrett

Tips


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