Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tip Warriors +12 H/C – 7th August 2020

Injury-troubled Manly can still sneak a success against the Warriors

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Australia Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors New Zealand
7th August 0900hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick New Zealand Warriors +12 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even money odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August

Consistency across the season has been a huge problem for both Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors.

There was a loss last week for the Manly Sea Eagles as they were up against the league-leader Penrith.

The Warriors however snapped a three match losing streak of form in the league to record a narrow success over Wests Tigers.

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Manly Sea Eagles Preview – Can Sea Eagles rediscover their winning touch?

After back to back wins over the Eels and the Cowboys, Manly missed the chance to make it three straight wins last weekend.

They went down heavily against the Penrith Panthers, who just totally dismantled them.

That result left Manly Sea Eagles on a W6 L6 record for this NRL campaign and they are still well in touch with the top eighth.

The Sea Eagles remain the lowest scoring team in the current top eleven in the ladder.

They are averaging only the 15 points per game this season.

However, while this is not a great number, it could be enough for them here against the Warriors who are only averaging 13 per game.

Another area of the statistics in which Manly Sea Eagles have the upper hand is in defence.

They have conceded an average of 19 points per game, compared to 24 per game by the Warriors.

Our betting prediction:
Sea Eagles 1-10 winning margin

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(odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August)


In last season’s meetings, Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors traded home wins.

Manly have won eight of the last ten meetings between the two clubs.

However, the two losses in that sequence have happened within their last three meetings.

It is worth noting that the Sea Eagles have been struggling with a big injury crisis for a while.


New Zealand Warriors Preview – Can the Warriors get the win?

The New Zealand Warriors picked up their fourth win of the season last weekend with victory over Wests Tigers.

In their game before that they had given a superb account of themselves against the Roosters, only losing by eight-points against a free-scoring team.

The Warriors were on a three-match losing streak though before picking up that success last weekend.

They do lack a bit of attacking punch and only two teams in the ladder finished last weekend with fewer points than the Warriors.

New Zealand Warriors are the 13/4 underdogs for this game and they are W1 L5 in their away fixtures for this campaign* (odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August).

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The average margin of defeat that the Warriors have fallen to this season is 22.5 per game.

That is way too big of a handicap line to even remotely consider of course, especially against a hard working Manly team.

A Warrior’s +12 handicap option can be backed at around even money for this fixture* (odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August).

They have been playing more competitively, but can they pick off a weakened Sea Eagles outfit?


Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Advice

It should be an interesting game. The Warriors have been pretty game recently, up for the challenges that have been put in front of them.

But do we have enough in Manly’s loss weekend to Penrith to desert them?

No. Penrith are just playing untouchable stuff at the moment and given the injury list that the Sea Eagles have, that result can be excused.


Key Facts – Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tip

  • Manly Sea Eagles have won 2 of their last three
  • Manly Sea Eagles have won 8 of the last 10 against NZ Warriors
  • New Zealand Warriors have won 4 of 12 games this season


For us the New Zealand Warriors just don’t have enough in the tank in the attacking department to win this.

Manly Sea Eagles are well-drilled in defence and even without their strongest starting lineup, they know what they are doing.

But we can see the Warriors hanging in close enough to cover that +12 handicap* (odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August).


The best betting odds for Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors

Manly Sea Eagles to win: 1/4 at Bet365
Draw: 24/1 at Bet365
New Zealand Warriors to win: 7/2 at Bet365