NRL Friday: Rabbitohs v Roosters betting tips, prediction & odds, round 20, 2020
Welcome to our South Sydney v Sydney Roosters derby preview, prediction and odds update for their NRL clash at ANZ Stadium on Friday, September 25.
This is the pick of the NRL matches on Friday night, though the earlier match between Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium should also be a decent contest. The Titans are chasing a club record of five successive wins.
The Roosters have won four out of their past six clashes against arch rivals Souths; in round three this year they won 28-12 in a comprehensive display.
The Bunnies are in desperate need of a strong showing with the finals starting this week after a shock 26-16 loss against then bottom side Canterbury last round. Meanwhile, the Roosters have strung together five comfortable wins since they lost 24-6 to the Storm in mid-August.
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The Roosters, despite resting further players with an eye to the finals, regain a handful of stars for this match including fullback James Tedesco, hooker Jake Friend, captain Boyd Cordner and prop Siosiua Taukeiaho.
Joey Manu, Lindsay Collins and Isaac Liu make way along withFreddy Lussick.
Souths regain centre Dane Gagai from suspension, with Steven Marsters making way. Back-rower Jaydn Su’A is lost to suspension with his spot taken by Jed Cartwright and Patrick Mago is added to the bench.
Read on for our Rabbitohs v Roosters tips and winner prediction for their NRL clash on Friday, September 25.
Rabbitohs v Roosters odds
Kick-off: 7.55pm local time
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Head to head odds: South Sydney $3.65, Sydney Roosters $1.29
Line betting: South Sydney (+10.5 points) $1.83, Sydney Roosters (-10.5 points) $1.97
Match total: 44.5 points: over $1.88, under $1.92
Rabbitohs v Roosters free betting tips
Below our NRL betting expert has highlighted his free Souths-Roosters betting tips for Friday night’s game.
Roosters to win/match total under 44.5
This option is paying $2.48 with leading bookmaker Unibet. The weather forecast is not great which may make scoring a little mire difficult for what are generally two high-scoring teams. The Roosters boast a rock-solid defence to go with their dazzling attack.
Luke Keary to score a try at any time
The Roosters five-eighth has been a real scoring threat this season with 10 in 17 games. He would love to cross against his old team and has been in rare form of late.
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters prediction 25-9-2020
We don’t think the Rabbitohs should be judged on their dismal performance against the Bulldogs last round. That was possibly a bit of a let down with a top-four position no longer within reach. Souths will lift as they always do against the Roosters, but it’s hard to see them causing an upset. It does not seem to matter who is missing from their team this season, the Roosters seem equal to just about any challenge. They should rise to this one again. Our Rabbitohs v Roosters prediction: Roosters by 10 points.
Rabbitohs v Roosters lowdown
Channel Nine, Fox League and KAYO will telecast the game, or it can be streamed at NRL.com.
All of the top International betting sites will offer markets on the NRL.
The Rabbitohs v Roosters match will kick off at 7.55pm local time.
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