We take a look at tonights NRL Round 12 match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels. Both teams are in need of a win and this shapes up to be a tight clash. View our South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Parramatta Eels Tips.
When: 19:50 | Friday 26/05/2017
Where: ANZ Stadium
Who needs this game more?
That is a tough question as Parramatta need to bounce back after that loss last week
The Eels will be looking for Mitchel Moses to strengthen this week after having a full week with the team without any distractions from the media and the Tigers.
On the other hand, the Rabbitohs are desperate for a win and I think they’re more desperate becasue if they don’t win this week, they won’t find a spot in the top eight.
It’s easy to say you’re only three wins outside of the top eight, but the teams that have those six extra points in the top eight are pushing just as hard to get in the top four.
The Rabbitohs seem to be attacking through Robbie Farah now and when Damien Cook comes off the bench, he sparks them up again when Farah has a rest.
They’ve moved John Sutton to five-eighth and he has been doing well, so I think they should keep him there for the rest of the season.
Souths would have done all their pre-season around Greg Inglis and when he got injured that took away a lot of their attacking options as he moves around the field with ease and makes the defence pay.
They’re now playing catch up.
Souths’ forwards need to muscle up and run up the middle and not rely on Sam Burgess to make all the metres and tackles.
He’s an incredible workhorse but he could have a bigger impact if he wasn’t carrying the team all game.
Souths also need a better kicking game with Adam Reynolds (pictured above) and have the backs chase as they’re giving up easy metres on the kick return.
Mitchell Moses (pictured above) will be a good for the Eels but you can’t expect him to be the dominant half straight away.
He hasn’t had much time with these guys and he needs to build on their trust.
Having Moses will enhance these guys’ run to the finals.
Plenty of players need to step up for Souths, but Reynolds needs to start taking control of the game and directing the players around the field.
Souths to win in a close game.
South Sydney at $1.80
Parramatta at $2.05
Tip: South Sydney at $1.80
Line tip: Souths -1.5
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