NRL Sunday: Sea Eagles v Knights, predictions & odds, round 8, 2020
Manly Warringah host Newcastle Knights on their return to their spiritual home at Brookvale, now known as Lottoland Stadium.
Sea Eagles fans will be hopeful that return to home will help offset the loss of Tom Trbejovic. Last week without the towering fullback, who is out for an extended time with a hamstring problem, they were thrashed by Cronulla.
To be fair the Manly side is also hampered by the loss of fleet-footed five-eighth Dylan Walker.
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Meanwhile, Newcastle are also coming off a bad loss, to North Queensland in Townsville, but the good news for the Knights is that they regain boom centre Bradman Best.
This is the match of the day on Sunday, with Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs meeting in the second game, from Bankwest Stadium at 6.30pm.
Read on for our best bets and winner prediction for the Sea Eagles v Knights clash at Lottoland Stadium, Sydney, on Sunday, July 5.
Sea Eagles v Knights odds
Kick-off: 4.05pm local time
Venue: Lottoland Stadium, Sydney
Head to head odds: Manly $2.07, Newcastle $1.77
Line betting: Manly (+1.5 points) $1.94, Newcastle (-1.5 points) $1.85
Match total: 42.5 points: over $1.95, under $1.85
Sea Eagles v Knights free betting tips
Below our NRL betting expert has highlighted his free tips for the Sea Eagles v Knights clash.
Newcastle to win by 1-12 points
Manly had a clear edge on the Knights last season, winning the two matches 26-18 and 30-6, and they have also won nine of the past 11 games between the teams. But they just don’t look the same without Tommy Turbo and Walker providing so much attack flair. They can muscle up in defence so we see a narrow win for the Knights.
Bradman Best anytime try-scorer
The powerful youngster with the memorable name loves scoring tries and already has five in just four games this season. His return should help give the Knights the cutting edge they need.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles v Newcastle Knights prediction
The return to Brookvale is the short in the arm the Sea Eagles need and this match also should be memorable for the clash between two of the best halfbacks in the NRL in Manly’s Daly Cherry-Evans and Newcastle’s Mitchell Pearce. The fact that the Knights have their dazzling fullback in Kalyn Ponga and the Sea Eagles don’t might be crucial in the end. The Knights by 7 points in a classic.
Sea Eagles v Knights 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 game will kick off at 4.05pm local time.
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