Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tip – Eels -10 Handicap – 18th July 2020

Eels can record a convincing win over slumping Sea Eagles

Shaun Lane / Parramatta Eels ©imago images / AAP 07/12/2020

Australia Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels Australia
18th July 0830hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Eels -10 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even money odds taken 23:34 GMT Thursday, 16th July

The Parramatta Eels kept up their strong season last weekend as they collected a narrow win over the Newcastle Knights.

That’s three wins on the bounce now for the Eels who are sat at the top of the ladder.

The next to challenge them is the Sea Eagles, who have seen their form go the other way. It’s a three match losing streak they are on.

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Manly Sea Eagles Preview – Can Manly upset the leaders?

The form of Manly Sea Eagles has hit a bit of a wall. Last weekend they took a poor defeat.

They went down 4-34 against the St George Illawarra Dragons in what was a sizeable upset.

That was their third straight loss in the NRL so they are starting to tank a bit.

The Sea Eagles are now W4 L5 for the season, again it is their current form which has really let them down.

They have not been a model of high-scoring efficiency in the NRL this season.

The Manly Sea Eagles have tallied 133 points this season in matches which is only an average of 14 per fixture.

The Sea Eagles are the lowest scoring side in the top 12 of the ladder currently.

Our betting prediction:
Eels Winning Margin 1-12

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(odds taken 23:34 GMT Thursday, 16th July)


The average margin of defeat for the Sea Eagles last season is 13.4 for this campaign.

In their designated home games, Manly are W2 L3 for the campaign.

While they have been struggling to rack up the points during games, they have been relatively solid in defence.

But even that has gone awry in their last few games, Manly having conceded 88 points in their last three fixtures.

Can they get an impressive win on the board against the Eels to try and rescue their season?


Parramatta Eels Preview – Eels plough on

The Parramatta Eels battled to a 10-4 win over the Newcastle Knights last weekend.

That was their third straight victory and it moved them on to a W8 L1 record for the entire campaign.

Their current winning streak has been done without their star halfback Mitchell Moses having been in the side as well.

Winger Maika Sivo has been in great form this season and he is the current top try scorer in the league.

Maika Sivo is the current 13/2 favourite in the First Try scorer market* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:27 GMT on Thursday, 16th July 2020).

No player has made more line breaks in this season’s NRL than Sivo has done.

The Eels have scored an average of 23 points per game this season.

Impressively they have only 10 points per game as well, so they are going to be hard to knock over.

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Parramatta Eels do have a positive head to head recent form going over the Sea Eagles.

The Eels have won nine of their last eleven games against Manly.

When they met Manly back on June 6th, the Eels collected a 19-16 win, but got a huge slice of luck as Manly had a match-winning try ruled out because of a forward pass.

Will they put a more impressive margin of victory on the board in this second meeting?

The bookmakers think it’s on the cards as a Parramatta Eels -10 handicap is at even money* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:27 GMT on Thursday, 16th July 2020).


Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels Betting Advice

The Eels were very nearly undone earlier this season when they met the Sea Eagles.

But we expect them to come back stronger and put a more comfortable win on the board in this one.

That’s because the form of the Sea Eagles have dipped and they have not been racking up points in matches.


Key Facts – Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tip

  • Manly Sea Eagles are on a three match losing streak
  • Manly Sea Eagles lost by 3 points in this season’s first meeting with the Eels
  • Parramatta Eels are W9 L2 in their last eleven against the Sea Eagles


The Eels are so good in defence and haven’t missed a beat even with the absence of Mitchell Moses.

Two of the last three defeats that the Sea Eagles have taken have been by a margin of at least 18 points.


The best betting odds for Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels

Manly Sea Eagles to win: 11/4 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Parramatta Eels to win: 7/25 at Bet365