2019 Season Results:Head-to-Head Tipping: 54/88 (61%) (Last week: 2/8)
2018 Season Results:Head-to-Head Tipping: (58%) Line Betting: (46%)
2017 Season Results:Head-to-Head Tipping: 66% Line Betting: 55% (NOTE: If this is your first visit to the site, be sure to click here for an explanation of what we’re all about.)
- Consider the following:
- Tom Trbojevic
- Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
- Dean Whare
- Waqa Blake
- Brad Parker
- Daly Cherry-Evans
- Nathan Cleary
- Toafoafoa Sipley
- Wayde Egan
- Jake Trbojevic
- Jed Cartwright
- Moses Suli
- Tyrone May
- The Eels were absolutely woeful in losing to the Panthers last week, making 16 errors in an insipid effort at home. Unsurprisingly, Brad Arthur has wielded the axe as a result, though somehow talentless five-eighth Will Smith has survived, despite his two starts coinciding with embarrassing losses to stragglers the Cowboys and Panthers. We understand that Parramatta are struggling without boom five-eighth Dylan Brown, but surely there’s someone out there who can contribute more than Smith’s 0 line breaks, 0 line break assists, 0 tries, 1 try assist and 1 tackle break in 3 appearances. Surely.
- That being said, we still feel obliged to tip Parramatta here, purely because of the depth of unavailables for the Rabbitohs. You need only look at Parramatta’s struggles with Smith to see how hard it can be to find quality depth options for your spine, and Souths have to find replacements for not only star five-eighth Cody Walker, but also hooker Damien Cook. It says a lot about how the Eels are traveling that we still give the Bunnies a huge chance despite never having even seen debutantes Connor Tracey and Billy Brittain play, but ultimately, it seems the safer bet is to roll with Parramatta.
- The exact same logic can be applied to the following game too, with the hapless Bulldogs running into the worst Raiders team we’ve seen in years (at least on paper). No matter how little you may think of the Bulldogs (and we’re not as down on them as many), you can generally count on them to turn in a serviceable level of defense, with the side having conceded 3 tries or less in 6 of their 11 matches this year. Their offense is almost non-existent, but oddly, the Raiders’ hasn’t been much better this season (11th v 12th), and Canberra now are forced to play without all their best attacking options. Josh Hodgson? Out. Jack Wighton? Out. Joey Leilua, Jordan Rapana and Nick Cotric? Out, out, out. The Raiders’ offense was a shadow of its former self even when their studs were available. Now with Origin adding to their injury woes, we just can’t see that improving against a typically sound defensive unit.
- Finally, we get to the Titans, who are returning home after a confidence-building away win over Manly. We’re not going to get carried away with that victory – Manly were particularly awful – however, we fancy the Titans are better than the Cowboys anyway. The issue with the Titans is more consistency than talent, with the side having scored 4 or more tries in 4 different games this year, yet they’ve also been held to 2 or less just as often (the bog average Cowboys, meanwhile, have scored 4 or more just once since Round 1). The Cowboys were bailed out the last time they met by a couple of refereeing howlers in their favour, and now they have to try and do it on a back-to-back away trip, without Michael Morgan and Josh McGuire? Nah, we just don’t see it.