Bankwest Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 16 NRL game between Parramatta Eels and Sth Syd Rabbitohs . The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Parramatta Eels vs. Sth Syd Rabbitohs game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday August 27, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Where: Bankwest Stadium
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Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Odds
Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview
The Eels and Rabbitohs meet in a top eight clash that could go a long way to determining the makeup of the finals.
Souths dismantled Manly last week to win their fourth game in a row, while the Eels are hot on the heels of the second-place Storm following a win over the former Premiership favourites last Thursday night.
A win is a win, but Eels head coach Brad Arthur will be calling for a more thorough performance this week against the Bunnies after his side managed only 14 points against a half-strength Melbourne outfit.
Wayne Bennett, meanwhile, faces another minor injury crisis right when his side was really starting to click into gear.
Dane Gagai was a late out last week with a hamstring injury, while Alex Johnston picked up a nasty head knock in the first half against the Sea Eagles. Both are in doubt to play this week.
The Eels have no real injury troubles, so it’s no surprise to find them at such short odds – especially at Bankwest.
Parramatta has lost only one game at their new home fortress this season to go along with a 6-1-3 record as the line favourite at home.
The Eels really need to lift if they wish to keep in touch with the top of the ladder, and although they’ve been relatively flat over the last five weeks, this looks a prime opportunity for them to get back to dominance.
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Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tip
Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Teams
Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Ray Stone 15. Andrew Davey 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Stefano Utoikamanu 19. Haze Dunster
Players cut: 20. Will Smith 21. Brad Takairangi
Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Corey Allan 3. Campbell Graham 19. Steven Marsters 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 20. Troy Dargan 21. Kurt Dillon
Players cut: 4. Dane Gagai 18. Jed Cartwright