Rabbitohs vs Dragons Round 5 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Rabbitohs vs Dragons Tips

South Sydney Rabbitohs look to continue their recent dominance over St George Illawarra Dragons when the two teams square off in NRL Round 5 action on Saturday.

Rabbitohs vs Dragons Tips, Prediction & Preview

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs St George Illawarra Dragons Round 5 free expert NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Rabbitohs have won the last seven meetings between the teams…

Rabbitohs vs Dragons H2H Prediction


Rabbitohs vs Dragons Tips

Best Rabbitohs -6.5 line odds $1.60 with bet365

  • Rabbitohs have won the last seven meetings between the teams
  • Dragons have lost their last three matches
  • Dragons have lost their last two games by 24 points or more
  • Dragons have seen over 34.5 points in all four games this season
  • Rabbitohs have seen over 34.5 points in their last two games

Rabbitohs vs Dragons Same Game Multi Tips

  • Alex Johnston has scored 2+ tries in eight of his last nine games with Souths as favourite
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored a try in eight of his last 10 games with the Dragons as underdogs

Rabbitohs vs Dragons Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 9
Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Accor Stadium


Rabbitohs vs Dragons Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 4/9/21: Rabbitohs 20-16 Dragons
  • 1/8/21: Dragons 14-50 Rabbitohs
  • 30/7/20: Dragons 24-32 Rabbitohs
  • 26/7/19: Rabbitohs 20-16 Dragons
  • 21/3/19: Dragons 18-34 Rabbitohs

Rabbitohs vs Dragons Preview & Prediction

Both the Rabbitohs and Dragons are gunning for their second win of the season when they square off at Accor Stadium on Saturday.

South Sydney were dealt a tough draw to open the season, coming up against the Storm, Roosters and Panthers in the last three weeks.

The Rabbitohs were poor in an opening round defeat to the Broncos, improved in a golden point loss to the Storm and produced their best performance of the season to down arch-rivals the Roosters. However, they were no match for the Panthers last week, going down 26-12.

This game represents the perfect chance for Souths to start building some momentum and get their season up and running, with the Dragons looking woeful over the last fortnight.

St George Illawarra started their season with a win over the Warriors and pushing the Panthers in a four-point defeat, but it’s all been downhill from there, suffering heavy 36-12 and 48-14 defeats to the Sharks and Eels over the last fortnight.

Anthony Griffin will be concerned with his team’s defence in the last two losses and that area will need significant improvement if they are to stop the Bunnies here.

VERDICT:

Souths have won the last seven NRL meetings between the teams and will most likely extend that streak on Saturday night.

The Dragons have been poor over the last two weeks and their defence looks vulnerable with the likes of Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker and Alex Johnston looking to pounce.

Back the Bunnies to win comfortably with plenty of points (Best Rabbitohs -6.5 line odds $1.60 with bet365.)


Rabbitohs vs Dragons Teams

Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Taane Milne 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. Blake Taaffe 15. Jacob Host 16. Davvy Moale 17. Liam Knight 18. Hame Sele 19. Isaiah Tass 20. Peter Mamouzelos 21. Richard Kennar 22. Dean Hawkins 23. Jaxson Paulo 24. Siliva Havili

Dragons team: 1. Moses Mbye 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Jack Bird 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Aaron Woods 11. Tariq Sims 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Jack de Belin 14. Talatau Amone 15. Josh Kerr 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Jackson Ford 18. Tautau Moga 19. George Burgess 20. Jack Gosiewski 21. Tyrell Sloan 22. Daniel Alvaro 23. Poasa Faamausili 24. Jaiyden Hunt


Rabbitohs vs Dragons Stats

  • Rabbitohs have won the last seven meetings between the teams
  • Dragons have lost their last three matches
  • Dragons have lost their last two games by 24 points or more
  • Dragons have seen over 34.5 points in all four games this season
  • Rabbitohs have seen over 34.5 points in their last two games
  • Alex Johnston has scored 2+ tries in eight of his last nine games with Souths as favourite
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored a try in eight of his last 10 games with the Dragons as underdogs

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