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Counties Manukau vs Southland Tips - Counties Manukau to beat hapless Southland

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Last updated: 06 Sep 2023
Ralph Staniforth 06 Sep 2023
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  • Watch Counties Manukau vs Southland in the NPC on Saturday (14:35 AEST)
  • Manukau have been victorious in 6 of their last 8 against the visitors
  • Can Southland get their first win of the season?
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Counties Manukau vs Southland Tips


Both teams have lost four of five this season and are at or near the bottom of the table. It should be a scrap, but I feel the hosts will win by more than 10 points.
  • Counties Manukau vs Southland Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Counties Manukau Form
  • Counties Manukau Team News
  • Southland Form
  • Southland Team News

  • Counties Manukau have won 6 of their last 8 matches against Southland.
  • Counties Manukau have lost 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Southland have lost 4 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head


Counties Manukau have won six of their last eight matches against Southland. In their last match it was however Southland who came out on top, winning 30-26 in 2022.

Counties Manukau Form


Counties Manukau have lost four of their five games this season and sit 12th on the NPC table. This is, however, a chance to get their second win against bottom side, Southland.

On their day Manukau can be very dangerous, as they proved when they beat Bay of Plenty a few weeks ago. The issue for them is those days don’t come nearly as often as they would like.

Over the last two games, Counties Manukau have lost heavily to both Waikato and Wellington. They will want to put it right in this game.

Counties Manukau Team News


Counties play in midweek against Canterbury. They will put everything into this game to get the win as their chances against Canterbury are not good. I do expect them to play a weakened side in midweek rather than here.

Southland Form


Southland are bottom of the table and their performances suggest they will stay there until the season concludes. They have just two points, gained for a draw against Northland a few weeks ago.

Two weeks ago, Southland lost 31-21 to fellow strugglers, Otago before being smashed 41-13 at home by Auckland this past weekend.

Southland Team News


Southland have no reported injuries

Verdict

Counties Manukau are tipped to beat Southland by 10+ points.

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