Sea Eagles vs Sharks Round 7 Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Sea Eagles vs Sharks Tips

Manly will be without star fullback Tom Trbojevic when they take on traditional rivals Cronulla in the penultimate game of Round 7 on Sunday.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks free NRL tips, predictions and preview – Sea Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Sharks…

Sea Eagles vs Sharks Tips

Sea Eagles vs Sharks Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Sunday June 28
Time: 4.05pm AEST
? Stadium: Central Coast Stadium

Sea Eagles vs Sharks 2020 Form (last five matches)

Sea Eagles (WWLWW)

  • R2: Roosters 8-9 Sea Eagles
  • R3: Sea Eagles 32-6 Bulldogs
  • R4: Eels 19-16 Sea Eagles
  • R5: Sea Eagles 20-18 Broncos
  • R6: Raiders 6-14 Sea Eagles

Sharks (LLWLW)

  • R2: Sharks 10-12 Storm
  • R3: Sharks 16-28 Tigers
  • R4: Cowboys 16-26 Sharks
  • R5: Dragons 30-16 Sharks
  • R6: Sharks 20-18 Bulldogs

Sea Eagles vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

Manly have won the last four and 11 of the last 12 matches.

  • 14/9/19: Sea Eagles 28-16 Sharks
  • 19/5/19: Sharks 14-24 Sea Eagles
  • 5/8/18: Sharks 32-33 Sea Eagles
  • 25/6/17: Sharks 18-35 Sea Eagles
  • 21/5/16: Sharks 20-12 Sea Eagles

Sea Eagles vs Sharks Preview and Prediction

Manly have put together a tremendous start to the season, with their only defeats coming in close games against Parramatta and Melbourne.

However, they were dealt a huge blow last week, with Tom Trbojevic suffering yet another hamstring injury that could keep him sidelined for up to two months.

The Sea Eagles don’t have a good record without their star fullback, while they have also lost Dylan Walker to injury for this game as well.

It was another fighting victory for Manly last week as they overcame the Raiders by a 14-6 scoreline and I can see another low-scoring and scrappy battle playing out against the Sharks.

Cronulla love the grind and are chasing back-to-back wins for the first time in 2020 after edging the Bulldogs by two points last week, with winger Sione Katoa bagging himself a hat-trick.

Sharks coach John Morris is under pressure to get his side heading in the right direction and he’s got a great chance to prove his doubters wrong in this clash.

Cronulla don’t have a good record against Manly – in fact, their winning percentage of 26 is their worst against any opposition. However, I’m willing to back them in this contest.

Manly aren’t the same without Trbojevic and Cronulla can match their arm wrestle style. I’m tipping a low-scoring game and the Sharks to edge it.

Sea Eagles vs Sharks Teams

Brendon Elliot moves to fullback to cover for Trjbojevic, while Lachlan Croker comes in at five-eighth, Jorge Taufua returns on the wing and Martin Taupau is back from injury in the front row for Manly. Cade Cust joins the interchange.

No changes for the Sharks after their win over Canterbury.

Sea Eagles: 1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Tevita Funa 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Morgan Boyle 19. Abbas Miski 20. Haumole Olakau’atu 21. Toafofoa Sipley

Sharks: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Jack Williams 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Will Kennedy 21. Jackson Ferris

Manly vs Cronulla Stats

  • Sea Eagles have won their last four meetings
  • Furthermore, Manly have won 11 of their last 12
  • Sharks’ lowest winning percentage in their history comes against Manly
  • Manly’s last six games have gone under the total points line
  • Manly have won nine of their last 10 at Central Coast Stadium
  • Brendon Elliot has scored a try in three of his last four games vs Sharks

Manly vs Cronulla Best Bet