South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs Betting Tip – Rabbitohs -16 Handicap – 17th September 2020

South Sydney to cruise past bottom side Canterbury in Round 19 opener

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Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs Australia
17th September 1050hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Rabbitohs -16 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 02:39 GMT, Wednesday 16th September

The NRL season heads into the 19th and penultimate round of the regular season with this game on Thursday, which is the Rabbitohs v Bulldogs.

The Rabbitohs have already locked down a top-eight finish for the season but find themselves four points outside of the top four.

So that’s gone for them, but they will be looking to produce a comfortable win here to start getting some momentum built again.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview – Rabbitohs to cruise to a win

South Sydney got back to winning ways last weekend as they edged Wests Tigers by a couple of points at the Bankwest Stadium.

That was an important two points for the Rabbitohs in that one as they had lost their previous game against the Melbourne Storm.

So South Sydney will be looking to build some momentum again ahead of the postseason.

It has been six wins for South Sydney in their last seven NRL fixtures, so they have been one of the form teams.

They are going up against the bottom side in the ladder and are long 1/7 odds-on favourites for the win in this fixture* (odds taken 02:39 GMT, Wednesday 16th September).

Their win over Wests last weekend moved the Rabbitohs on to a W11 L7 record for the season.

Our betting prediction:
Rabbitohs 13-18 winning margin

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(odds taken 02:39 GMT, Wednesday 16th September)


The Rabbioths collected a 26-10 win over the Bulldogs when they met them back in early July.

There has been five wins for South Sydney in their last six matches against the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Each of their last three wins over the Bulldogs have been by a margin of at least eight points.

A Rabbitohs -16 handicap is at 10/11 for this one as they are expected to run rampant* (odds taken 02:39 GMT, Wednesday 16th September).

South Sydney are averaging 24 points per game this season.


Canterbury Bulldogs Preview – Bulldogs heading for the wooden spoon

The Canterbury Bulldogs are bottom of the ladder with a W2 L16 return from their eighteen matches played so far.

One positive is that they are not the lowest scoring team in the NRL, they are the second-lowest.

Canbterby do though have the best defensive record of the current bottom three if that counts for anything.

It has just been a really tough season for them and there was another loss for them last weekend.

It was a 20-32 loss that suffered against the Manly Sea Eagles.

That was the seventh league defeat on the spin for the Bulldogs now.

Across the course of the season they have averaged about 10 points fewer per match than the Rabbitohs have done, so they aren’t a match there.

All they have left to play for is a hope that they won’t finish rock bottom, but that looks unlikely.

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The big hope that they have of not finishing bottom rests on this game. That’s because they meet the minor premiers Penrith in their final match of the campaign.

Canterbury Bulldogs did pull out a 10-0 lead after 30 minutes of their game against Manly last weekend, but then shipped four straight tries.

So there were positives there, but seeing them sustain things over 80 minutes is where the big issues come into focus.

Backing them in a +16 handicap is at 11/10* (odds taken 02:39 GMT, Wednesday 16th September) would be trying to trust their tame attack to excel.


South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs Betting Advice

The Rabbitohs weren’t at their best last weekend against Wests. They were 20-0 up at one point in the match and just scraped over the finish line by two points.

But it was a win and they are heading to the postseason regardless of what happens in their final two games.

But they will probably be looking for an extra injection of quality to get some better momentum going, as these games are still important from that perspective.


Key Facts – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs Betting Tip

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 7 of their last 8 league games
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs are W5 L1 in their last six against the Bulldogs
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have won 2 games all season


It’s hard to see Canterbury Bulldogs posting a big score in this one, they have been struggling to break defensive lines this season.

In the winning margin market for South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs betting a comfortable South Sydney 13-18 margin is at 9/2* (odds taken 02:39 GMT, Wednesday 16th September).


The best betting odds for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs

South Sydney Rabbitohs to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Canterbury Bulldogs to win: 10/11 at Bet365