Sea Eagles vs Roosters NRL Finals Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Sea Eagles vs Roosters Tips

Manly Sea Eagles will be hoping to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Melbourne when they face the injury-ravaged Sydney Roosters for a spot in the NRL preliminary finals on Friday night.

Sea Eagles vs Roosters Tips, Preview & Predictions

Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters free NRL Finals betting tips, predictions and preview – the Sea Eagles haven’t lost back-to-back games since Tom Trbojevic returned from injury in Round 6…

Sea Eagles vs Roosters Tips

Best Manly win & Over 46.5 points odds with Ladbrokes

  • Manly have won their last seven matches as favourites
  • Manly haven’t lost back-to-back matches since Tom Trbojevic returned in Round 6
  • Eight of the Roosters’ nine defeats this season were against top four teams
  • Manly have seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five games
  • Roosters have seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five games

Sea Eagles vs Roosters Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Palmerbet

  • Tom Trbojevic hasn’t gone back-to-back games without scoring a try all season
  • Jason Saab scored a double last week and has scored a try in six of his last seven games
  • Matt Ikuvalu has scored five tries in his last five games

Sea Eagles vs Roosters Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday September 17
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: BB Print Stadium


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

  • 13/3/21: Roosters 46-4 Sea Eagles
  • 21/3/20: Roosters 8-9 Sea Eagles
  • 23/3/19: Sea Eagles 18-26 Roosters
  • 22/7/18: Sea Eagles 24-56 Roosters
  • 6/5/18: Roosters 22-20 Sea Eagles

Sea Eagles vs Roosters Preview and Prediction

It’s sudden-death football for the Sea Eagles and Roosters as the two sides battle it out for a place in the preliminary finals in Mackay on Friday night.

Manly were humbled by reigning premiers in the opening week of the finals, going down by a 40-12 scoreline, with star man Tom Trbojevic barely sighted.

It was a disappointing performance from the Sea Eagles, but once again, the team shot themselves in the foot with poor discipline and a host of errors.

If Manly can tidy up their act, finish their sets and minimise their penalties, they will be a much-improved side against the better teams. Playing with just 39 per cent of possession against Melbourne, there was only going to be one winner.

The Storm also did an outstanding job of keeping Trbojevic quiet – the Manly fullback will be determined to make up for last week’s poor showing here and chances are Turbo will have a massive game.

Meanwhile, the Roosters barely survived the Titans last week and really should have lost in the final seconds as Gold Coast blew an easy try out wide.

Trent Robinson’s side have been hit hard by injuries all season and that looks like it’s catching up with them in the finals.

The Roosters have suffered a further blow with Siosiua Taukeiaho out injured and Sam Verrills sidelined through suspension.

It’s been a brave effort from the Roosters this season considering the circumstances, but they’ve come up short when facing the competition’s elite sides, with eight of their nine losses coming against top four teams at the time, including the Rabbitohs (twice), Eels, Storm (twice) and Panthers (twice).

VERDICT:

As mentioned, Manly were disappointing last week, but this is the perfect chance for Des Hasler’s side to prove they are premiership contenders when they get it right.

The Roosters should have lost to the Titans and their big casualty ward is taking its toll. The Roosters have also struggled all season against teams above them on the ladder.

We’re expecting a relatively high-scoring game – both teams have seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five matches, but Manly should be winning this (Best Manly win & Over 46.5 points odds $2.30 with Ladbrokes.)


Sea Eagles vs Roosters Teams

Lachlan Croker returns from injury for the Sea Eagles, with Curtis Sironen dropping back to the bench and Karl Lawton moving to the bench.

Siosiua Taukeiaho and Sam Verrills are injured and suspended for the Roosters respectively, with Nat Butcher joining the bench. A replacement for Verrills has yet to be named.

Sea Eagles team: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Toafofoa Sipley 19. Moses Suli 20. Curtis Sironen 21. Tevita Funa

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Drew Hutchison 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Sam Walker 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Dale Copley 19. Ben Thomas 20. Ben Marschke 21. Naufahu Whyte


Sea Eagles vs Roosters Stats

  • Manly have won their last seven matches as favourites
  • Manly haven’t lost back-to-back matches since Tom Trbojevic returned in Round 6
  • Eight of the Roosters’ nine defeats this season were against top four teams
  • Manly have seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five games
  • Roosters have seen over 46.5 points in four of their last five games
  • Tom Trbojevic hasn’t gone back-to-back games without scoring a try all season
  • Jason Saab scored a double last week and has scored a try in six of his last seven games
  • Matt Ikuvalu has scored five tries in his last five games

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