A large NRL Friday double header with Parra again at their most well-liked CommBank Stadium in a recreation they’re anticipated to win, whereas the ladder-leading Broncos are underdogs in opposition to the Rabbitohs.
CommBank Stadium, Friday 6pm AEST
The Eels have an enormous probability to launch a streak of wins, beginning with an improved Newcastle outfit this week.
The markets aren’t paying a lot consideration to Newcastle’s latest run, shedding their final two video games by a mixed three factors. And right here’s one other massive problem.
BACK TO PARRA-DISE
The Eels return to CommBank Stadium, striving to increase their run to 6 straight wins over the Knights. However whereas latest historical past sides with Parra, 2023 type says it is a toss of the coin.
The Eels have made a behavior out of firing early too, scoring the primary attempt of their final seven video games at house.
Will Penisini has been the primary tryscorer in three of the final 5 matches at CommBank Stadium.
Maika Sivo throughout spherical eight of the NRL. Image: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Photos
IN WITH THE NEWCASTLE
Although it’s been back-to-back losses for the Knights, it was two factors in Townsville and Golden Level in opposition to the Panthers.
Earlier than that, they gained two and drew one.
They’ve coated the road each week since Spherical 3, beginning because the underdog in nearly all these video games.
This Knights staff has been higher than simply about anybody’s given them credit score for and will likely be a tricky out for Parra.
Reece Walsh of the Broncos. Image: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Photos
Suncorp Stadium, Friday 8pm AEST
The percentages listed below are slightly surprising. It’s the ladder frontrunner at house! But the Broncos are the underdogs. That’s a giant shock and means there’s loads of worth to be discovered.
BRONCOS’ BIG OUTS
If there was any doubt, the bookies are closely weighing the worth of suspended front-rower Payne Haas’ contribution to this staff. And having Ezra Mam additionally unavailable is a blow.
Each of those sides have conceded precisely 132 factors complete this season, equal-second behind solely Penrith.
Even with out these two, the Broncos ought to be capable to defend robust at house and given themselves a large probability to on the very least cowl this line.
Latrell Mitchell of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Nathan Cleary of the Panthers throughout spherical eight of the NRL. Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Photos
Caring for Souths proper now takes the total 80 minutes, partly why they’re a shock favorite right here.
Welcoming again Tevita Tatola actually assists with the Bunnies’ center rotation and that transaction provides this pack the sting in opposition to a Haas-less Broncos.
Rabbits to win, Brisbane to cowl.
[all odds as of April 27]