Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters Sunday, July 22, 4:10pm Lottoland, Sydney
The Sea Eagles were very gallant in defeat against the Storm last week and arguably should have won the match if not for a few controversial decisions. The Roosters named a second-string side against the Titans and were good enough to leave Robina with a valuable two competition points. James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell, Cooper Cronk, Boyd Cordner, Victor Radley and Mitchell Aubusson all return to the tri-colours side.
Recent FormManly are 13th on the ladder with a 5-12 record. They rank 10th in scoring and 13th in defence. The Sea Eagles have won just one of their last six and have not topped 20 points in that stretch. The Sydney Roosters are fourth on the ladder with an 11-6 record. They are the top defensive team in the NRL while they rank sixth in attack. They have won seven of nine and have kept opponents to 16 or fewer in six straight.
Stats That Matter– Manly are 8-9 ATS with a 10-7 under record while the Sydney Roosters are 10-7 ATS with an 11-6 under record. – The Roosters have covered 5 of their last 6. – The Sea Eagles have won five of their last seven against the Roosters. – The teams met earlier this year and the Roosters held on for a two-point victory. – Manly have won eight of the last 10 against the Roosters at Brookvale. – Five of the last six matches have topped 40 points. – Manly have covered five straight as an underdog at Brookvale. – The over has hit in 10 of the last 16 when Manly play a day game at Brookvale. – The Roosters are 4-11 ATS with a 9-6 over record away from Allianz in day games while they are 12-16 ATS as a favourite away from Allianz. – The Roosters have covered just two of their last nine away from Allianz after conceding 14 or fewer.
Final ThoughtsThe Wolf can see a flat performance from the Sea Eagles here after they gave everything against the Storm last week and were on the end of a heart-breaking defeat. The Roosters get back plenty of key personnel and The Wolf has the feeling that the Roosters will start to make their move with Origin in the rear view mirror. They also can’t afford to slip up with a bunch of teams looking to leapfrog them into the Top 4. The Roosters won 22-20 back in Round 9 and should record another win over the Sea Eagles by a margin of 1-12 points.
How It Shapes UpSydney by 6
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