South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights – Rabbitohs -6 Handicap – 18th July 2020

Rabbitohs can keep strong form rolling on by beating the Knights

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Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights Australia
18th July 1035hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Rabbitohs -6 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 7/4 odds taken 23:34 GMT Thursday, 16th July

The Rabbitohs continued in their good form last weekend as they collected a solid win over the Wests Tigers.

That is four wins in their last five games now so they are tracking along very well at the moment.

The form of the Newcastle Knights has gone a little bit patchy however, as they have now lost three of their last five after falling to the Parramatta Eels last week.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview – Rabbitohs favourites for more success

The Rabbitohs collected an 18-10 win last weekend over the Wests Tigers.

That was another solid performance from them, giving them back to back wins.

It has been four wins in their last five now that the Rabbitohs have collected.

Their game last weekend was tight and this one could go the same way as well.

That is because there is very little to choose between the two in terms of stats this season.

The Rabbitohs have scored just one point more than the Knights have done this season and have conceded 12 more.

So the handicap margin is tight for this one and a Rabbitohs -2 line is at 6/5* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:27 GMT on Thursday, 16th July 2020).

Our betting prediction:
Rabbitohs 1-12 Winning Margin

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


The average winning margin by the Rabbioths this season is at 15.2 across the campaign.

From their designated “home” games this season (venues have been changed for health reasons), the Rabbitohs have won four from four.

There has also been some great head to head form for the Rabbitohs against the Knights.

South Sydney have won nine of their last 10 games played against Newcastle.

The Rabbitohs have been absolutely superb this season in disrupting the game plan of opponents.


Newcastle Knights Preview – Knights stuttering and could get picked off again

The Newcastle Knights have alternated between a loss and a win in the last five games.

They were up against the ladder leaders the Parramatta Eels last weekend and came up short.

It was a gruelling war of attrition there as a 4-10 defeat inflicted upon them.

They haven’t been helped out by injuries recently, but their attack has really dried up.

The Newcastle Knights have only posted 18 points in their last two fixtures now, in total.

However, they have been defensively pretty sound this season and no team has conceded fewer tries than they have.

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Newcastle Knights won the last meeting between the two teams, a 20-12 victory in June last year.

However that snapped a horrendous nine match losing streak that they have been on against the Rabbitohs.

The Knights hold a positive W3 L1 record in their away games this season, but it’s just recently they have gone off the boil.

The average margin of defeat that they have lost in this campaign is 10.7 points.

The Newcastle Knights +1.5 Handicap No Draw option for the contents is at 5/6* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:27 GMT on Thursday, 16th July 2020).


South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights Betting Advice

This should be an engaging contest, but we would have to side with the South Sydney Rabbitohs coming out on top.

They have been moving along fine and look strong enough in the ruck area to pick off their opponents in this one.

But what about the margins in this one? We think that there is enough here to push the line a little more in favor of the hosts.


Key Facts – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights Betting Tip

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 9 of their last 10 against the Knights
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs are W4 L1 in their last five games
  • Newcastle Knights are W2 L3 in their last five played


A Rabbitohs -6 handicap is at 7/4 and that is where we will settle* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:27 GMT on Thursday, 16th July 2020).

The reason for that is they have such a strong head to head record going against the Knights.

Also, their average winning margin more than covers that and there are inconsistencies in the Newcastle defensive set up, who are not at full strength.


The best betting odds for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights

South Sydney Rabbitohs to win: 17/20 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Knights to win: 10/11 at Bet365