Rabbitohs vs Eels NRL Round 12 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Rabbitohs vs Eels Tips

Premiership hopefuls South Sydney Rabbitohs and Parramatta Eels will both be desperate to bounce back from heavy last-start defeats when they face off in Round 12 of the NRL on Saturday.

Rabbitohs vs Eels Tips, Preview & Predictions

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Parramatta Eels free NRL tips, predictions and preview – Eight of Parramatta’s 11 matches this season have seen under 50 total points…

Rabbitohs vs Eels Tips

(Eels win H2H best odds with Sportsbet)

  • Rabbitohs have lost two of their last three games
  • Rabbitohs have leaked 50 points or more in those fixtures
  • Eels have won five of their last six matches
  • Eels have seen under 50 total points in eight of their 11 matches this season
  • Three of the last five meetings between these sides have seen under 51.5 total points

Rabbitohs vs Eels Same Game Multi Tips

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  • Maika Sivo has scored a try in seven of his last eight matches with the Eels as underdogs in Sydney
  • Alex Johnston has scored a try in six of his last seven matches with Souths as favourites
  • Clint Gutherson has scored a try in six of his last eight matches

Rabbitohs vs Eels Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 29
Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Stadium Australia


Rabbitohs vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 10/10/20: Eels 24-38 Rabbitohs
  • 27/8/20: Eels 0-38 Rabbitohs
  • 31/5/19: Eels 26-14 Rabbitohs
  • 28/7/18: Rabbitohs 26-20 Eels
  • 14/6/18: Eels 24-42 Rabbitohs

Rabbitohs vs Eels Preview and Prediction

Both the Rabbitohs and Eels are coming off big defeats to fellow premiership contenders as they prepare to square off at Stadium Australia on Saturday.

We believe the Rabbitohs bring the more concerning form line into this clash. Souths have leaked 50 points or more to the Storm and Panthers in two of their last three gamers, indicating when they come up against the game’s elite, they are well off the pace.

South Sydney had some excuse against Melbourne as they were without Adam Reynolds, but they were blown off the park by Penrith last week in their worst performance of the season.

Wayne Bennett’s team have only lost to Melbourne (twice) and Penrith in 2021, but they are coming up short when they run into the heavyweight teams – company the Eels count themselves amongst.

Parramatta saw their five-match winning streak snapped at the hands of Manly last week, going down 28-6 at Bankwest.

The Eels had won all of those five previous games by a margin of 13+ and on the back of a strong defence, but they were blown away late by Manly, who were playing on high emotion after the recent passing of club legend Bob Fulton.

Unlike the Rabbitohs, the Eels have proven they have what it takes to beat the best this season, taking out Melbourne back in Round 2, while they have also defeated the Roosters in 2021.

Overall, the value lies with the Eels at $2.25 with Sportsbet in the H2H market. Last week’s loss to Manly appears a minor blip on the radar rather than an indication of poor form, while the Rabbitohs have struggled recently against top sides.

Parramatta’s defence should ensure we see under 51.5 total points, with the team seeing under that points line in eight of their 11 matches in 2021.


Rabbitohs vs Eels Teams

Cam Murray and Jacob Host return for the Rabbitohs in place of Liam Knight and Jaydn Su’A, but Josh Mansour is out due to a head knock and replaced on the wing by Taane Milne.

Reagan Campbell-Gillard is suspended for the Eels, with Marata Niukore joining the bench.

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Jai Arrow 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jacob Host 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Hame Sele 17. Thomas Burgess 18. Liam Knight 19. Jaydn Su’A 20. Patrick Mago 21. Braidon Burns

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Oregon Kaufusi 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali’i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Joey Lussick 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Haze Dunster 19. Makahesi Makatoa 20. Viliami Penisini 21. Jordan Rankin


Rabbitohs vs Eels Stats

  • Rabbitohs have lost two of their last three games
  • Rabbitohs have leaked 50 points or more in those fixtures
  • Eels have won five of their last six matches
  • Eels have seen under 50 total points in eight of their 11 matches this season
  • Three of the last five meetings between these sides have seen under 51.5 total points
  • Maika Sivo has scored a try in seven of his last eight matches with the Eels as underdogs in Sydney
  • Alex Johnston has scored a try in six of his last seven matches with Souths as favourites
  • Clint Gutherson has scored a try in six of his last eight matches

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