Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Bulldogs target third consecutive win

Andrew Hendrie 9 Aug 2018
  • Manly Sea Eagles host Canterbury Bulldogs in NRL Round 22 action on Saturday
  • Bulldogs have won seven of the last eight games between the sides
Sea Eagles face Bulldogs on Saturday

Canterbury Bulldogs target three wins in a row for the first time this season when they take on the Manly Sea Eagles in Round 22 of the NRL at Lottoland on Saturday.

Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs kicks off at 5.30pm AEST at Lottoland. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Both the Bulldogs and Sea Eagles are desperately trying to avoid the wooden spoon this season, but after confidence-boosting wins for each side last week, another two points on Saturday afternoon will go a long way to them clawing away from the likes of North Queensland and Parramatta.

Canterbury were left in a mess this season by Des Hasler and the previous board, but after some very tough months, they are starting to click into gear, winning their last two matches against the Tigers and Broncos heading into this showdown.

Lachlan Lewis and Rhyse Martin appear to be genuine stars of the future, and with the club re-signing both earlier this season, the Bulldogs suddenly have a bit of cause for optimism moving into next year and beyond.

The Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season last week when the toppled Brisbane 36-22 - can they keep that momentum going into a third consecutive victory?

Manly are also coming off a big win over a top eight side after they pipped bitter rivals Cronulla 33-32 last week in the Shire.

Controversy has surrounded the Northern Beaches club all season long - most of it in regards to Daly Cherry-Evans - but last week gives them a springboard to finish the season strongly.

Canterbury hold a dominant recent record over Manly, while the Sea Eagles haven’t won at Lottoland for months now. The Bulldogs have the better defence, while Manly have a better attack. It will be a close encounter, but I’ll lean with the Dogs in a tight one.

Match Odds


Manly Sea Eagles - $1.62
Canterbury Bulldogs - $2.30

Stats


  • Bulldogs have won seven of the last eight meetings against Manly
  • Canterbury won four of the last six at Lottoland
  • Six of their last eight clashes have been decided by 39 points or less

Manly are unchanged after last week's win over Cronulla, while Jeremy Marshall-King and David Klemmer return for Canterbury in place of Matt Frawley and Greg Eastwood.

Sea Eagles: 1 Tom Trbojevic, 2 Jorge Taufua, 3 Moses Suli, 4 Brian Kelly, 5 Bradley Parker, 6 Dylan Walker, 7 Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 9 Manase Fainu, 10 Martin Taupau, 11 Joel Thompson, 12 Shaun Lane, 13 Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14 Trent Hodkinson, 15 Kelepi Tanginoa, 16 Jack Gosiewski, 17 Taniela Paseka

Reserves: 18 Frank Winterstein, 19 Matthew Wright, 20 Thomas Wright, 21 Toafofoa Sipley

Bulldogs: 1 Will Hopoate, 2 Brett Morris, 3 Josh Morris, 4 Kerrod Holland, 5 Reimis Smith, 6 Lachlan Lewis, 7 Jeremy Marshall-King, 8 Aiden Tolman, 9 Michael Lichaa, 10 David Klemmer, 11 Josh Jackson (c), 12 Rhyse Martin, 13 Adam Elliott

Interchange: 14 Fa’amanu Brown, 15 Danny Fualalo, 16 Ofahiki Ogden, 17 Chris Smith

Reserves: 19 Greg Eastwood, 20 Matthew Frawley, 21 Renouf Toomaga, 23 John Olive

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Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Bulldogs target third consecutive win

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