We take a look at Friday nights (15/03/2019) second NRL match which is between Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs. Sydney Roosters go into the match as favourites but we still think they are at good value.
When: Friday 15 March, 7:55pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
If you watch only one game this weekend, make it this one.
All eyes will be on the field between these two heavyweights, but just like every other fixture, there’s plenty of storylines worth monitoring as the Roosters kick off their Premiership defence against one of the league’s top contenders.
Sydney left nothing to chance during the preseason as Trent Robinson opted to rest most of his starting lineup in favour of second-stringers. It leaves the Roosters well-rested entering the season, but there’s no mystery surround this team – Sydney once again figure to be a Top 3 scoring side again this season.
Souths, meanwhile, hold plenty of allure for futures bets this season. The Wayne Bennett era is officially upon us, and after a strong preseason that saw the Bunnies obliterate the Dragons a fortnight ago, South Sydney looks a great chance to finish inside the Top 4 once again.
In their two meetings last year, the Roosters walked away with a pair of victories, both of which came in narrow fashion. Fingers and toes are crossed that Greg Inglis plays on Friday, but even if the star back suits up, he may not prove the difference against a sharp Sydney side that finished 10-5 against the line last year.
The Roosters are a powerhouse that only grew stronger during the offsfeason. Angus Crichton and Brett Morris are terrific additions after losing Blake Ferguson, and although it mightn’t be all smooth sailing this season, it’s hard to see the Roosters kicking off their title defence with a loss.
Tip: Sydney Roosters at $1.58
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Daniel Tupou at $11.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change