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Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions & Tips - Souths tipped to dominate top 4 battle

  • Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs tips for Friday's NRL Round 21 match
  • The match is being played at Cbus Super Stadium (11.05am BST)
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last 8 matches
  • Can Souths make it 4 straight wins over Parramatta?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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South Sydney Rabbitohs are tipped for a fourth straight win over the Parramatta Eels (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 05 Aug 2021
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Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions


The Eels have lost their way at the wrong time and are in danger of losing their spot in the top 4. The same can't be said of Souths, who have won eight straight in the NRL.
  • Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Parramatta Eels Form
  • Parramatta Eels Team News
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  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List
  • Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

The Rabbitohs haven't given up on the minor premiership yet and are tipped to continue their free-scoring form and cover the -10.5 handicap.

  • Parramatta Eels have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Parramatta Eels have scored 10 points in their last 2 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won the last 3 matches against the Parramatta Eels.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored exactly 38 points in the last 3 matches against the Parramatta Eels.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 16 of their last 18 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last 8 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored an average of 41.75 points in their last 8 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 7 of their last 8 matches by 14+ points.

Head to Head


South Sydney Rabbitohs have won five of the last six clashes, including the last three in a row.

Last year, Souths won 38-0 in the regular season and 38-24 win in the finals. In Round 12 this season, the Rabbitohs were 38-20 winners over the Eels.

Parramatta Eels Form


The Eels are facing dropping out of the top four in the NRL ladder after losing three of their last four matches.

Parramatta are now level on points with the Sydney Roosters, who they lost to 28-0 last weekend.

Brad Arthur's side have also lost 13-12 to Penrith Panthers and 12-10 to the Canberra Raiders in the last four games with points drying up for the Eels.

Parramatta did record a 26-8 victory over the Gold Coast Titans three rounds ago.

Parramatta Eels Team News


The Eels are boosted by the return of Mitchell Moses from a back injury.

Waqa Blake and Blake Ferguson have both been named but will need to pass late tests to take their places.

Reagan Campbell-Gillard is ruled out with a groin injury, so Oregon Kaufusi starts at prop.

Marata Niukore and Bryce Cartwright are the reinforcements on the interchange bench.

Parramatta Eels Team List


1. Clint Gutherson, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Tom Opacic, 4. Waqa Blake, 5. Blake Ferguson, 6. Dylan Brown, 7. Mitchell Moses, 8. Oregon Kaufusi, 9. Reed Mahoney, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Isaiah Papali'i, 12. Ryan Matterson, 13. Nathan Brown, 14. Bryce Cartwright, 15. Shaun Lane, 16. Marata Niukore, 17. Will Smith, 18. Haze Dunster, 19. Ray Stone, 20. Jake Arthur, 21. Makahesi Makatoa

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


The Rabbitohs are a team in form after bringing up an eighth straight win with a 50-14 demolition of St George Illawarra Dragons last weekend.

Wayne Bennett's side have moved level with second placed Penrith Panthers and just a win away from leaders Melbourne Storm.

In the eight-game winning run, Souths have scored 334 points at an average of 41.75 points per game.

They have beaten Parramatta 38-20, Newcastle 24-10, Brisbane Broncos 46-0, Wests Tigers 38-22, North Queensland Cowboys 46-18, Canterbury Bulldogs 32-24 and New Zealand Warriors 60-22 in their winning run.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Benji Marshall returns to the bench after completing his quarantine period. Blake Taaffe drops down to the reserves as a result.

Tevita Tatola has also been named on the interchange as he makes his comeback from a knee injury.

Cameron Murray is back from suspension with Jai Arrow move in the forward line and Jaydn Su'A dropping to the bench.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Taane Milne, 5. Jaxson Paulo, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Mark Nicholls, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Tom Burgess, 11. Keaon Koloamatangi, 12. Jai Arrow, 13. Cameron Murray, 14. Benji Marshall, 15. Jacob Host, 16. Tevita Tatola, 17. Jaydn Su'A, 18. Braidon Burns, 19. Patrick Mago, 20. Blake Taaffe, 21. Davvy Moale 

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Verdict

The Rabbitohs are flying, scoring tries for fun and have dominated the Eels in recent years. The Rabbitohs are tipped to cover the -10.5 handicap and valued to score more than 36.5 points.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs -10.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 36.5 South Sydney Rabbitohs Points @190.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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