Wests Tigers vs Rabbitohs Round 16 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview

Wests Tigers vs Rabbitohs Tips, Preview & Predictions

Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Wests Tigers vs Rabbitohs Tips

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Tigers vs Rabbitohs Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 17
Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Stadium Australia

Rabbitohs vs Tigers Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 10/9/20: Tigers 24-26 Rabbitohs
  • 10/7/20: Rabbitohs 18-10 Tigers
  • 27/6/19: Tigers 14-9 Rabbitohs
  • 25/5/19: Rabbitohs 32-16 Tigers
  • 30/8/18: Rabbitohs 51-10 Tigers

Tigers vs Rabbitohs Preview and Prediction

South Sydney are set for their fifth consecutive victory when they come up against a Tigers side who just leaked 34 points to the previously-winless Cowboys last week.

After starting the season with an eight-point defeat to reigning premiers Melbourne, the Rabbitohs have been in brilliant form, taking out the Sea Eagles, Roosters, Bulldogs and Broncos.

Their performance against the Roosters was their best of the season, but comfortable wins over the Bulldogs (38-0) and Broncos (35-6) also show they are taking care of business with ease. They are without doubt top four contenders and capable of beating anyone if they can peak when it matters most.

Latrell Mitchell is playing some of the best football of his career – he’s scored five tries in as many games and will be keen to add to that tally against the Tigers considering he’s crossed for six tries in seven games against the joint-venture side.

Alex Johnston has also scored five tries, while Cody Walker – who returns from suspension this week – has scored five from four games. There’s firepower all over the park and the Rabbitohs are set to rack up another big score on Saturday.

The Tigers just can’t get it right year after year. Try as he might, Michael Maguire – like many before him – is struggling to get his side playing consistent footy week in and week out. It goes without saying you won’t be playing finals football if you can’t put together consecutive weeks of good performances.

Paying tribute to the late Tommy Raudonikis last week at Leichhardt, the Tigers were woeful in the opening half against the Cowboys, and despite a second-half fightback, they couldn’t complete the job and were edged 34-30.

Conceding 34 points at Leichhardt to one of the competitions’s battlers doesn’t bode well for this clash against the NRL’s second-best attack. Souths will win this and should do it at a canter.

Wests Tigers vs Rabbitohs Teams

Cody Walker is back from suspension for Souths, allowing Benji Marshall to revert to his role on the interchange, while Dean Hawkins is out.

Jake Simpkin comes into the Tigers side at dummy half, pushing Jacob Liddle to the reserves, while Asu Kepaoa replaces Joey Leilua at centre.

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

Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Stefano Utoikamanu 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Luke Garner 16. Thomas Mikaele 17. Zane Musgrove 18. Jacob Liddle 19. Alex Seyfarth 20. Tom Amone 21. Michael Chee-Kam

Rabbitohs vs Tigers Stats

  • Souths have won their last four matches
  • Souths have the second-best attack this season
  • Souths have won their last five matches as favourite by a 13+ margin
  • Tigers have lost 14 of their last 18 matches
  • Tigers have conceded 20 points or more in their last 15 matches
  • Latrell Mitchell has scored five tries this season and six in his last seven vs the Tigers
  • Cody Walker has scored a try in his last three games
  • Josh Mansour has scored a try in 10 of his last 13 games
  • David Nofoaluma has scored a try in six of the Tigers’ last eight night matches in Sydney and has scored three this season

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