Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Tip Roosters 1-12 Winning Margin – 29th May 2020

Roosters can down the Rabbitohs as NRL returns

AustraliaSydney Roosters vs South Sydney RabbitohsAustralia
29th May 10:55hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Roosters 1-12 Winning Margin
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 2/1 odds taken 21:17 GMT, Tuesday 26th May

The Roosters will be looking for a bit of home cheer when they return from the lockdown on Friday. That cheer won’t be coming from any home support though as this is being played behind closed doors.

The Sydney Roosters play host to the South Sydney Rabbitohs looking for their first win of the season. The visiting South Sydney are perfect so far in their campaign.

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Can the Roosters pick up the home win?

The start to the new NRL season has not been a great one for the Roosters. They kicked off the season with a 14-20 defeat against the Panthers and then were beaten by a point against the Sea Eagles.

So they are looking for their first success of this new campaign. Last season they did claim a 30-6 home win over the Rabbitohs in September, which was after a loss away earlier in the month against them.

The Roosters are W27 L14 in the overall head to head against the Rabbitohs.

Their scoring really hasn’t clicked into gear so far then this season, picking up just the 22 points across their two games. Only four teams in the ladder have collected fewer thus far.

Our betting prediction:
Rabbitohs +6 Handicap

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(odds taken 21:17 GMT, Tuesday 26th May)

The Sydney Roosters have a -7 points difference on them at the moment, not the worst of the teams currently outside of the top six for sure. But plenty of room for improvement.

It is worth remembering that they had the joint-best home record in the NRL last season, collecting a success in 9 of their 12 home games. They amassed a huge +231 points difference at home too.

Can they get themselves going under these strange circumstances behind closed doors?


Can the Rabbitohs improve to claim a second win of the season?

The Rabbitohs collected an opening win for the season, a 22-18 success over the Sharks. But then they were narrowly beaten by the same scoreline against the Broncos in their second fixutre.

So that’s 40 points scored and 40 conceded so far, leaving them sitting in 8th place as the season starts up again. Interestingly there has been a trend for the Rabbitohs over their last five league games.

They have alternated between a loss and a win in that five game sequence.

So if it were to continue they would be getting a win here. The positives for them going into this match is that they have outscored the Roosters so far this term.

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The tally of 40 points that the South Sydney Rabbitohs have put up is 18 more than what the Roosters have managed in their two games. But then you look at their record away at the Roosters and it’s a poor return they have taken.

The Rabbitohs have won just 2 of 12 previous visits to Sydney. To their credit, South Sydney had the third best away record in the NRL last season, bettered only by Canberra and Melbourne.


Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Advice

The Rabbitohs should be in good enough standing to at least keep the scoreline relatively close in this one. They have had a bit more of a clinical touch about them in attack compared to the Roosters.


Key Facts – Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Tip

  • Sydney Roosters have lost their two games so far this season
  • Sydney Roosters won 30-0 at home against the Rabbitohs last campaign
  • South Sydney have won 2 of 12 visits to Sydney


But this is home turf for the Roosters, who generally hold their own when the Rabbitohs come for a visit. We don’t see a big margin in this happening either way and therefore a South Sydney Rabbitohs Handicap of +6 is viable enough at 11/10


The best betting odds for Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sydney Roosters to win: 9/25 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
South Sydney: 11/5 at Bet365