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Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Predictions & Tips - Manly to stay alive with NRL Semi-Final win

  • Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters tips for Friday's NRL Semi-Final
  • The game is being played at BB Print Stadium (10.50am BST)
  • A place in the Preliminary Finals awaits the winner
  • Who will keep their premiership hopes alive?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles clash in a semi-final (Getty Images)
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Gary Emmerson 16 Sep 2021
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Predictions


The Roosters have suffered two major selection blows and as a result Manly appeal. Despite a poor finals record and winning just one of the last five matches against Sydney, the Sea Eagles are tipped to progress to the Preliminary Final.
  • Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Manly Sea Eagles Form
  • Manly Sea Eagles Team News
  • Manly Sea Eagles Team List
  • Sydney Roosters Form
  • Sydney Roosters Team News
  • Sydney Roosters Team List
  • Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters FAQs

Tom Trbojevic missed out on tries last week but is backed to return to the scoresheet this week.

  • Manly Sea Eagles have won their last 7 matches as a favourite.
  • Manly Sea Eagles have seen 7 of their last 9 Finals matches go over the total match points line.
  • Manly's Tom Trbojevic has scored 17 tries in his last 9 games.

Head to Head


There have been 135 games between these two sides, with Manly holding an 85-48 head to head advantage. There have also been two draws.

The Roosters won 46-4 in Round 1 this season in the last meeting. Sydney have now won four of their last five games against the Sea Eagles.

Manly Sea Eagles Form


Manly entered the finals on the back of seven wins in eight games, but they now need the double chance after losing 40-12 to Melbourne Storm last week.

Minor premiers Storm were the only team to beat Manly in the final two months of the season and repeated the feat in last week's Qualifying Final.

Manly Sea Eagles Team News


Lachlan Crocker is fit again from the back problem that kept him out last week.

He pushes Karl Lawton down to the bench with Curtis Sironen dropping to the reserves.

Manly Sea Eagles Team List


1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau’atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Dylan Walker 15. Karl Lawton 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Toafofoa Sipley 19. Moses Suli 20. Curtis Sironen 21. Tevita Funa

Sydney Roosters Form


The Roosters made heavy weather of their Elimination Final against Gold Coast Titans last weekend with Trent Robinson's side winning 25-24 to stay alive in the finals.

Sydney needed a Sam Walker drop goal two minutes from time to seal their passage to week two of the finals.

The Roosters finish in fifth spot on the ladder in the regular season, missing on fourth spot to Manly on points differential.

Sydney Roosters Team News


Sam Verrills is suspended for two weeks after failing in a bid to overturn his high tackle charge from last week.

Having been named at hooker, his place has since gone to Ben Marschke.

The Roosters have also lost prop Siosiua Taukeiaho to a calf injury. Isaac Liu comes into the starting line up and Nat Butcher joins the bench after injury.

Sydney Roosters Team List


1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Adam Keighran 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Drew Hutchison 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 20. Ben Marschke 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Sam Walker 15. Nat Butcher 16. Egan Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Dale Copley 19. Ben Thomas 21. Naufahu Whyte

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Verdict

Manly don't have the best of records against the Roosters, but Sydney are hit by injuries and suspensions. The Sea Eagles are tipped to win with over 46.5 point and Tom Trbojevic to be amongst the tries.

Best Bet: Over 46.5 Points Total Points $1.91 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Manly by 13+ Winning Margin $2.05 at Neds - 2 Units
Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Tom Trbojevic Anytime Tryscorer $1.65 at Bookmaker - 3 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Tom Trbojevic First Tryscorer $9.00 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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