Leichhardt Oval will play host to Saturday's Round 2 NRL game between Sydney Roosters and Manly Sea Eagles. The game kicks off at 5:30 pm with Sydney Roosters heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney Roosters vs. Manly Sea Eagles game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday March 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Where: Leichhardt Oval
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As far as early season tests go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this.
The only takeaway from the Roosters’ 20-14 loss to the Panthers last week was that they took their foot off the gas when it mattered most.
Manly, on the other hand, were simply their own worst enemy against the Storm as a combination of handling errors and missed tackles got in the way of what could have been a brilliant start to the season.
Given the expectations surrounding both clubs, each team deserves a mulligan after two unlucky performances.
But now the question becomes: who will earn their first win of the season?
The Roosters have enjoyed the better part of this match up in recent years winning three games in a row over Manly.
That said, the +5.5 about the Sea Eagles represents enormous value when you factor in the circumstances of the round and their 6-3 record as the line underdog away from home last year.
It’s easy to forget that Manly held the Storm scoreless in the first half last week in wet conditions, so now it’s up to Des Hasler to build on that performance against a Roosters team that looked a little vulnerable in the dying stages themselves.
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