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Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions & Tips - Total points market offers value in the NRL
- Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys predictions for Friday’s NRL game
- The Round 14 clash is being played at 9am BST at Brookvale Oval
- Manly have seen under 50.5 total points in 9 of their last 12 games
- North Queensland have seen under 50.5 total points in 5 of their last 7 games
- Preview, stats & team news
Tom Trbojevic has scored 11 tries in 8 games for Manly & NSW this season (Getty Images)
Manly Sea Eagles vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions
The Sea Eagles have a big attacking hole to fill with Tom Trbojevic out after his Origin heroics. With North Queensland starting life with a new half-back, I am backing under 50.5 total points in Brookvale.
- Manly Sea Eagles have won 6 of their last 8 games.
- Manly Sea Eagles have seen under 50.5 total points in 9 of their last 12 games.
- Manly Sea Eagles have seen under 42.5 total points in their last 4 games against North Queensland Cowboys.
- North Queensland Cowboys have lost 12 of their last 14 away games.
- North Queensland Cowboys have seen under 50.5 total points in 5 of their last 7 games.
Head to Head
Manly Sea Eagles have an 18-13 advantage against North Queensland Cowboys.
Manly have won three of the last four clashes including 24-12 last season.
Manly Sea Eagles Form
Manly lost their first four matches in 2021 but have won six of eight since then.
Des Haslers’ side have have recorded some big wins in that run including 36-0 against Gold Coast, 40-6 against Wests and 50-6 against Brisbane.
The Sea Eagles lost 18-10 in Newcastle in their last match. They led 10-0 but conceded 12 points with Sean Keppie in the sin bin and couldn't find a way back in the second half.
Manly Sea Eagles Injuries & Team News
Origin representatives Daly Cherry-Evans and Jake Trbojevic will back up but Tom Trbojevic won't take part.
Haumole Olakau'atu (hand), Kieran Foran (hand) and Dylan Walker (hamstring) all return from injury.
Ben Trbojevic (head knock) is on the interchange bench after passing concussion protocols.
Sean Keppie and Tevita Funa are both suspended.
Manly Sea Eagles Predicted Line Up
14. Dylan Walker
2. Jason Saab
3. Brad Parker
4. Morgan Harper
5. Reuben Garrick
6. Kieran Foran
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Taniela Paseka
9. Lachlan Croker
10. Martin Taupau
11. Haumole Olakau'atu
12. Karl Lawton
13. Jake Trbojevic
15. Moses Suli
16. Ben Trbojevic
17. Toafofoa Sipley
19. Cade Cust
18. Kurt De Luis
20. Christian Tuipolotu
North Queensland Cowboys Form
North Queensland lost their opening four games of the season. They have won six of eight since then.
The Cowboys have won their last two games, both in Townsville. They beat Newcastle 36-20 before a 29-28 win against the New Zealand Warriors.
Todd Payten’s side have to improve on the road after losing 12 of their last 14 away games.
North Queensland Cowboys Injuries & Team News
State of Origin representatives Valentine Holmes and Coen Hess will back up after Game 1.
Kyle Feldt won't play against the Sea Eagles after copping a back injury in his State of Origin debut for Queensland. Justin O'Neill (knee) comes into the starting side on the wing.
Francis Molo (HIA) returns on the interchange bench, Jason Taumalolo and Lachlan Burr both return from suspension and Tom Dearden makes his club debut in the halves.
North Queensland Cowboys Line Up
1. Valentine Holmes
18. Justin O'Neill
3. Javid Bowen
4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
5. Murray Taulagi
6. Scott Drinkwater
7. Tom Dearden
8. Tom Gilbert
9. Reece Robson
10. Jordan McLean
11. Shane Wright
12. Coen Hess
13. Jason Taumalolo
14. Jake Granville
15. Peter Hola
16. Lachlan Burr
17. Francis Molo
20. Daejarn Asi
21. Corey Jensen
The Sea Eagles are without their main strike weapon in Tom Trbojevic. North Queensland begin life with a new half-back which could affect their attack. I am backing under 50.5 total points in Brookvale.
Best Bet: Under 50.5 Total Points @-109.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Under 42.5 Total Points @195.00 at Unibet - 2 Units