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Eels vs Rabbitohs Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Rampant Rabbits to end the Eels' season

  • Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs fight to save their season
  • The Eels and Souths meet in the second NRL Semi-Final on Saturday
  • The Rabbitohs thrashed the Eels 38-0 in their only meeting this season
  • The Rabbitohs have won by 13+ points in 5 of their last 7 wins
  • The Eels have lost 5 of their last 6 finals back to 2009
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The Rabbitohs thrashed the Eels earlier this season (Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels host the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday in the second NRL Semi-Final. The Eels lost their Qualifying Final to the Melbourne Storm, while the Rabbitohs overcame a slow start to defeat Newcastle Knights in an Elimination Final.

Eels Form & Team News


The Parramatta Eels came out of the blocks flying against the Melbourne Storm last weekend, charging to a 12-point lead on the back of some fantastic attacking football.

Eventually ground down by a superstar Storm side, the Eels were unable to hold out the giant Melbourne pack to eventually go down 36-24 in the Qualifying Final.

Star winger Maika Sivo (knee) has been ruled out for the season with George Jennings taking his place.

Ray Stone replaces Marata Niukore (suspension) on the bench, while Blake Ferguson has been named despite racing the clock to be fit for the game. He is unlikely to take his place.

The Eels team for Saturday can be found below:

1. Clinton Gutherson 2. George Jennings 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10.Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Will Smith 15.Andrew Davey 16. Kane Evans 17. Ray Stone 18. Oregon Kaufusi 19. Brad Takairangi 20.Haze Dunster 21. Daniel Alvaro

Rabbitohs Form & Team News


South Sydney Rabbitohs overcame a slow start against the Newcastle Knights in the Elimination Final on Sunday to record a dominant 46-20 victory.

Down 14-0 after 11 minutes, the Rabbitohs juggernaut kicked into gear scoring 46 unanswered points led by their playmakers Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds and Damien Cook.

Wayne Bennett has named an unchanged 17 following his side's big win.

Jaydn Su’A has been named to start, however, expect him to swap with Liam Knight onto the bench as they did last week against the Knights.

The Rabbitohs team list for Saturday can be found below:

1. Corey Allan 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11.Jaydn Su'A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Jed Cartwright 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Steven Marsters 19. Hame Sele 20. Troy Dargan 21.Patrick Mago

Eels vs Rabbitohs Head To Head


The Rabbitohs have dominated the Eels over the last decade since 2010, winning 12 of the 18 head-to-heads. Souths thrashed the Eels 38-0 the last time both these sides met in Round 16.

Eels vs Rabbitohs Betting Odds


The Rabbitohs are $1.45 favourites to defeat the Eels, who are $2.85 to win on Friday. The line has been set at +6 points for the Eels and -6 for the Rabbitohs.

Eels vs Rabbitohs Match Up


Cameron Murray is a current New South Wales Origin player and, as one of the best lock forwards in the game, is essential for the Rabbitohs in securing the middle third of the field. 

On the other side of the field, Nathan Brown is the leader of the Eels pack on the back of his intensity in attack and defence. 

Two different style players, they are both just as important to their respective sides and the result of this match may rely on which player can dominate the middle of the field.

Eels vs Rabbitohs Key Stats


  • The Rabbitohs thrashed the Eels 38-0 in their only meeting this season.
  • The Rabbitohs have scored 567 points this season compared to the Eels 416 points.
  • The Rabbitohs have scored 106 points in their last 2 matches.
  • The Rabbitohs have won by 13+ points in 5 of their last 7 wins.
  • The Eels have lost 5 of their last 6 finals back to 2009.

Eels vs Rabbitohs FAQs

What time is the Eels vs Rabbitohs match?

The Eels vs Rabbitohs match is played at 7.50pm on Saturday, October 10.

Where is the Eels vs Rabbitohs match played?

The Eels vs Rabbitohs match is played at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.

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Verdict

The Rabbitohs have hit form at the right time of the season. Up against an Eels side riddled with injuries, Souths should be too strong.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs -6 Handicap Line @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Rabbitohs by 13+ Winning Margin @+155 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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Betting Slip | 10 Oct 2020

Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs