Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Tip Eels -6 Handicap – 27th August 2020

Eels can hold the Rabbitohs at bay

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Australia Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Australia
27th August 1050hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Eels -6 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:44 GMT, Monday 24th August

Parramatta showed some great character last weekend to collect a tough victory over the Storm.

That was much needed in a top clash, having slipped to a surprise defeat in their previous match.

They could have a tricky match on their hands this weekend as well against a Rabbitohs side who have just put together a four-match winning streak in the Premiership.

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Parramatta Eels Preview – Eels come up trumps

In round thirteen, the Parramatta Eels slipped to a shock loss against the Dragons.

So that heaped tremendous pressure on them for last weekend’s game against the red-hot Melbourne Storm.

But the defence of the Eels, which has by and large been so impressive all season, came up trumps.

It was a super 14-0 win that the Eels collected against the Storm to reaffirm their title credentials.

The win left the Eels in third place, but level on points with the second-placed Storm.

Next for the Eels is a tricky home game coming up against the in-form Rabbitohs.

But after their superb win last weekend the Eels are odds-on at 4/9 to win this fixture(odds taken 19:44 GMT, Monday 24th August)

Our betting prediction:
Eels 1-6 Margin

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(odds taken 19:44 GMT, Monday 24th August)


The Eels are averaging 20 points per game in this campaign, which isn’t good as the 22 per game from the Rabbitohs.

But where Paramatta have been superb is in defence, having conceded 11 points per game on average.

Keeping the free-scoring Melbourne Storm off the scoresheet last weekend, was one of the highlights of the Eels’ campaign.

With that win, they moved on to a W12 L3 record for the campaign and their average winning margin is at 13 points.


South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview – Can Rabbitosh extend their streak?

The South Sydney Rabbitohs crushed Manly last weekend, smashing the Sea Eagles out of site 56-16.

That was the fourth straight win for the Rabbitohs so they are looking for a confidence side now.

It is perhaps worth noting that each team that South Sydney have beat in the last four are teams in the bottom half of the ladder currently.

But matches still have to be won of course and that run of form was started with a 32-24 win over the Dragons who recently upset the Eels.

Last year the two clubs only met once and the Rabbits couldn’t hold on to a half time lead and lost 26-14.

The Rabbitohs have claimed two wins only in their last six fixtures against Parramatta.

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The average losing margin for South Sydney Rabbitohs this season is 8.3 so we aren’t looking for a big handicap line in this one.

In fact, a Rabbitohs +6 handicap is at even money* (odds taken 19:44 GMT, Monday 24th August)

In their last four NRL fixtures, South Sydney have produced at least 28 points in a game.

Is that kind of scoring going to be enough to take down one of the best defences in the league?


Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Advice

We are going with the Eels in this one. Their defensive line was efficient again last weekend.

But their performance against the Storm, who were missing a bunch of key players, wasn’t great.

They need to get themselves up a level as the Eels lacked sharpness in attack.


Key Facts – Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Tip

  • Parramatta Eels have won 4 of the last 6 against South Sydney
  • Parramatta Eels have the best defensive record in the NRL
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last four games


The Eels may not be that sharp in attack at the moment, but they have not conceded more than 16 points in any of their last five league fixtures.

They have such a lean defence and they didn’t even play that well last weekend and collected a win.

We have to side with them to collect a narrow win and an Eels 1-6 margin is at 17/4* (odds taken 19:44 GMT, Monday 24th August).


The best betting odds for Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Parramatta Eels to win: 4/9 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
South Sydney Rabbitohs to win: 7/4 at Bet365