NRL Betting Preview: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles worth backing to win by 11-20 points against Wests Tigers
July 13, 2017
Recommended NRL bet: Winning Margin – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles to win by 11 – 20 points @ 11/4 (3.75) with Sportsbet
High-riding Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles play host to lowly Wests Tigers at Brookvale Oval on Sunday afternoon, knowing that a win would take them to within two points of the NRL Premiership summit.
Fourth-placed Manly do come into the match on the back of a 16-8 defeat at Penrith Panthers last weekend, but will expect to get back to winning ways against a Tigers team that have only the Newcastle Knights propping them up in the table.
The Tigers avoided dropping to bottom of the pile courtesy of a convincing 33-12 win at the aforementioned Knights in their last game a fortnight ago, but had lost seven on the spin prior to that.
These two teams last met way back in Game week 3 last year, when the Tigers ran out 36-22 winners at Leichhardt Oval. The Sea Eagles had won five of the six encounters between the teams prior to that and it’s interesting that the last six matches have all seen a minimum margin of victory of 10 points for the victorious team.
It only needs a quick glance at the NRL Premiership table to see why the Sea Eagles are very short priced favourites for this game and even allowing for the teams respective results last time out, the form book clearly suggests a home win.
With only Jake Trbojevic involved in State of Origin III in the week, the Sea Eagles will have few excuses not to see off the Tigers with something to spare, even with the visitors coming off a bye. For their part, the Tigers could miss their own Origin reps in Aaron Woods and James Tedesco.
The Sea Eagles are averaging exactly 23 points per game this term (the same as Melbourne Storm), whereas the Tigers are conceding at a rate in excess of 25 points per game.
It all points to a comprehensive win for Tom Trbojevic, Dylan Walker and Daly Cherry-Evans and co. and backing the Winning Margin of 11-20 points for Manly at 11/4 (3.75) with Sportsbet looks a decent NRL bet at a tempting price.