Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Round 8 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Tips

South Sydney Rabbitohs look to continue their recent dominance of the Manly Sea Eagles when the two sides lock horns on Friday night in Gosford.

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles free NRL match predictions, previews and tips – Rabbitohs have won the last five meetings between the teams, with the last three coming by 13+ margins…

Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles H2H Prediction

Best Rabbitohs H2H win odds $1.62 with bet365

  • Rabbitohs have won the last five meetings between the teams
  • Both teams saw their Round 7 games decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Sea Eagles went 0-6 vs teams that finished above them on the ladder last season
  • Sea Eagles are already 0-3 vs teams above them on the ladder in 2022

Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Tips


Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Same Game Multi Tips

  • Alex Johnston has scored a try in his last four games vs Sea Eagles
  • Reuben Garrick has scored a try in three of his last five games and scored a double in his last match vs Souths

Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 29
Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Central Coast Stadium


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

24/9/21: Rabbitohs 36-16 Sea Eagles

20/3/21: Sea Eagles 12-26 Rabbitohs

22/8/20: Rabbitohs 56-16 Sea Eagles

20/9/19: Rabbitohs 34-26 Sea Eagles

13/7/19: Rabbitohs 21-20 Sea Eagles


Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Preview & Prediction

An intriguing contest awaits in Gosford on Friday night as the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles look to improve on indifferent starts to their respective seasons.

The Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles were top four heavyweights in 2021 and consequently met in the preliminary finals, with Souths coming away comfortable 36-16 winners.

However, much has changed since that night – Adam Reynolds, Dane Gagai and coach Wayne Bennett have all departed, while Latrell Mitchell’s injury means the Bunnies’ backline isn’t looking as potent as it once was.

For Manly, they are playing without star fullback Tom Trbojevic due to injury, but unlike last season, they are managing to win games in his absence.

In saying that, the Sea Eagles haven’t really played any good teams in their wins this season: Bulldogs, Raiders, Knights and Titans.

It could be a continuation of a worrying trend for Manly, who gained reputation as flat track bullies in 2021 – beating up those below them, while always succumbing to the heavyweights.

Indeed, Manly went 0-6 against teams that finished above them on the ladder last season and they have already lost to the likes of the Roosters, Panthers and Sharks in 2022 – all teams currently in front of them on the table.

Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs have yet to hit their straps this season and are coming off a disappointing 23-22 loss to the Tigers.

Souths scored a good win over the Roosters back in Round 3, but since then they’ve only been able to conquer the lowly Bulldogs and Dragons.

VERDICT:

This is a tough game to call. Two teams that were genuine contenders last season appear like they are missing a step in these early stages of 2022.

The Rabbitohs have won the last five meetings, so we’re going to lean with the Bunnies. Manly’s track record against the better teams is also a worry (Best Rabbitohs H2H win odds $1.62 with bet365.)


Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Teams

Rabbitohs team: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Siliva Havili 15. Hame Sele 16. Davvy Moale 17. Liam Knight 18. Trent Peoples 19. Jaxson Paulo 20. Richard Kennar 21. Dean Hawkins 22. Peter Mamouzelos 23. Josiah Karapani 24. Shaq Mitchell

Sea Eagles team: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Tolutau Koula 5. Christian Tuipulotu 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Sean Keppie 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Karl Lawton 12. Ethan Bullemor 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Ben Trbojevic 16. Kurt De Luis 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Morgan Harper 19. Jorge Taufua 20. James Roumanos 21. Viliami Fifita 22. Josh Schuster 23. Kaeo Weekes 24. Jacob Sykes


Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles Stats

  • Rabbitohs have won the last five meetings between the teams
  • Both teams saw their Round 7 games decided by a 1-12 margin
  • Sea Eagles went 0-6 vs teams that finished above them on the ladder last season
  • Sea Eagles are already 0-3 vs teams above them on the ladder in 2022
  • Alex Johnston has scored a try in his last four games vs Sea Eagles
  • Reuben Garrick has scored a try in three of his last five games and scored a double in his last match vs Souths

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