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Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles Tips - Eels to edge past Manly

  • Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles predictions for Sunday's NRL Round 11 match
  • Manly's Tom Trbojevic has scored 7 tries in his last 5 matches
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Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles Tips


Both these sides are in red hot form. Manly have won five of their last six games, while the Eels have won nine of their 10 games so far in 2021.

Expect a close game with Parramatta's defence getting them home for a narrow victory.

  • Parramatta Eels have won their last 5 matches and 9 of their last 10 matches.
  • Parramatta Eels have the third best defence this season.
  • Parramatta Eels have won their last 6 home matches against Manly Sea Eagles.
  • Five of the last 6 games between the Eels and Manly has seen 40+ points.
  • Manly Sea Eagles have won 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Manly's Tom Trbojevic has scored 7 tries in his last 5 matches.

Head-to-Head


There have been 143 games between these fierce rivals from the 1980s, with Manly winning the majority. The Sea Eagles have 85 wins to Parramatta’s 54, with four games drawn.

There has been two meetings at Bankwest Stadium, with Parramatta winning on both occasions (32-16 in 2019 and 19-16 in 2020). 

Parramatta haven’t lost a home game against Manly since Round 21, 2013. Since then, the Eels have won six straight home games against the Sea Eagles.

Parramatta Eels Form


The Eels have been in very strong form all year, winning their opening four games against Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne Storm, Cronulla Sharks and the Wests Tigers.

They then went down to a St George Illawarra Dragons side that produced one of the best performances of the year to date in Round 5, as they beat the Eels 26-12.

Parramatta responded with resounding wins over Canberra Raiders 35-10, Brisbane Broncos 46-6, Canterbury Bulldogs 32-10, Sydney Roosters 31-18 and the New Zealand Warriors last week 34-18.

Parramatta Eels Team News


The Eels have just one injured player Will Smith, who is set to miss 2-3 weeks with an injured thumb. 

Joining him on the sidelines are the suspended Marata Niukore, who will return next week, and five-eighth Dylan Brown, who is three weeks away from a return.

The only change to the Eels side this week from the one that beat the Warriors is the addition of Joey Lussick on the bench at the expense of Ray Stone.

Parramatta Eels Team List


1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jakob Arthur 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Shaun Lane 16. Joey Lussick 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Ray Stone 19. Keegan Hipgrave 20. Haze Dunster 21. Jordan Rankin

Manly Sea Eagles Form


Manly have had a real Jekyll and Hyde season so far, but are in a rich vein of form now.

They had arguably and statistically their worst start to a season ever, losing all of their opening four games quite convincingly. 

A hard-fought 13-12 victory over the inconsistent New Zealand Warriors in Round 5, combined with the return of star fullback Tom Trbojevic the following week, has seens fortunes dramatically shift.

They beat the Gold Coast Titans 36-0 and Wests Tigers 40-6 before going down to Penrith Panthers by 12 points in a spirited performance. 

Manly then beat the the Warriors again in a high scoring affair 38-32. Last weekend they hammered the hapless Brisbane Broncos 50-6.

Manly Sea Eagles Team News


Manly have had a rough trot with injuries this year. 

Andrew Davey and Morgan Boyle are already out for the season, while Josh Aloiai is out for at least another nine weeks. 

Jack Gosiewski is still two months away from a return, while Kieran Foran, Curtis Sironen and Dylan Walker are all expected to be ready for Round 14. 
Karl Lawton could be available as early as next weekend.

This weekend, Cade Cust will replace Foran in the halves and Zac Saddler moves onto the bench.

Manly Sea Eagles Team List


1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Moses Suli 15. Zac Saddler 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Jorge Taufua

Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles FAQs

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What time does Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles kick off?

The match is being played at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday, May 23.

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Verdict

Parramatta’s defence can be the difference between these two in-form sides. The Eels are tipped to win a tight one by 1-12 points. Back Tom Trbojevic in the tries market again.

Best Bet: Eels by 1-12 Winning Margin @180.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Tom Trbojevic Anytime Tryscorer @145.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
First Tryscorer Tip: Tom Trbojevic First Tryscorer @1600.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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