Okay, MyBookie betting faithful, with professional rugby making its return to action this coming week, now is a perfect time to delve into some intriguing matchups on this week’s docket. The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top-tier rugby-league in Australia and New Zealand. It features 16 teams that battle it out over 25 rounds to be crowned the premiership champion. Now, with the Sydney Roosters hosting the visiting South Sydney Rabbitohs, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NRL betting odds.
NRL Rabbitohs vs Roosters Round 3
Why Bet On Sydney
The defending champs are sitting in 12th place in the NRL standings having scored 22 points while allowing 29 points defensively (-7). After dropping their opener against the Panthers 20-14, the Roosters put up a good effort before coming up just short in their narrow 9-8 loss against the Sea Eagles on March 21. Team captain and hooker, Jake Friend has a team-high 86 tackles while halfback Kyle Flanagan has posted a team-high 10 points and five goals.
Why Bet On South Sydney
The Rabbitohs are sitting in eighth place in the NRL standings with 40 points scored and an identical 40 points allowed (0). After winning their opener against the Sharks 22-18, South Sydney was on the wrong end of a 22-18 loss against Brisbane on Friday, March 20. Hooker Damien Cook has racked up a team-high 90 tackles while halfback Adam Reynolds has scored a team-high 20 points and eight goals.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
The Roosters have won a convincing 27 of 41 meetings against the Rabbitohs dating back to 1998 and recorded an emphatic 30-6 smackdown win over their longtime rivals the last time they met back on September 13 of 2019. With that said, and Sydney, both desperate and playing at home, I think the outcome of this matchup is a virtual lock for Sydney to win. I like the defending champs to pick up their play starting with this matchup as they look to challenge for consecutive NRL titles!
Pick: Sydney Roosters
General Game Info South Sydney Rabbitohs (1-0-1) vs. Sydney Roosters (0-0-2)
- When: Friday, May 29 at 5:55 AM
- Where: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Rabbitohs vs Roosters Live: Nine/Fox
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 3 Matches
- Eels vs Broncos – Thursday 28th May, 05:50 AM | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
- Titans vs Cowboys – Friday 29th May, 04:00 AM | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
- Dragons vs Warriors – Saturday 30th May, 01:00 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
- West Tigers vs Sharks – Saturday 30th May, 03:30 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Raiders vs Storm – Saturday 30th May, 05:35 AM | AAMI Park, Melbourne
- Knights vs Panthers – Sunday 31st May, 02:05 AM | Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
- Bulldogs vs Sea Eagles – Sunday 31st May, 04:30 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast