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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers Predictions & Tips - Souths to add to Wests woes

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers predictions for Saturday's NRL Round 6 match
  • The match is being played at ANZ Stadium (8.30am BST)
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Wests Tigers
  • Souths are tipped to make to 5 straight wins and cover the handicap
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Wests Tigers have lost 4 of their last 5 matches against the South Sydney Rabbitohs (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 16 Apr 2021
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers Predictions


Wests Tigers concede plenty of points and that is recipe for disaster against free-scoring South Sydney Rabbitohs. The form of these two sides is poles apart and this one could get ugly for Wests. Souths are tipped to cover.

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last 4 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored 26+ points in their last 4 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs' Latrell Mitchell has scored 6 tries in 7 games against Wests Tigers.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Wests Tigers.
  • Wests Tigers have lost 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Wests Tigers have conceded 20 or more points in their last 15 consecutive matches.

Head to Head


South Sydney Rabbitohs have won four of the last five head to heads, including both matches played last season.

An 18-10 win in Round 9 was followed by a closely-fought 26-24 victory in Round 18 for Souths.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney Rabbitohs made it four wins in a row with a 35-6 rout of the Brisbane Broncos with six tries.

The victory followed wins over Manly Sea Eagles 26-12, Sydney Roosters 26-16 and Canterbury Bulldogs 38-0.

Souths' only defeat of the season came in the opening game when losing 26-18 to defending premiers Melbourne Storm.

The Rabbitohs have the NRL's third best attack and second best defence after five games.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Liam Knight is included for the first time this season after being named among the reserve following a concussion absence.

Cody Walker comes straight back into the starting line-up after his suspension last week. 

That pushes veteran Benji Marshall back down the interchange bench.

There is no Dean Hawkins for the Rabbitohs after he suffered a cut to the head after last week's win over Brisbane Broncos.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Jacob Host 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Hame Sele 19. Liam Knight 20. Troy Dargan 21. Jaxson Paulo

Wests Tigers Form


Wests Tigers' sorry start to the season took another turn when they lost to the previously winless North Queensland Cowboys last week.

Wests trailed 28-6 at half-time and were never able to bridge the gap in a high-scoring 34-30 defeat to the Cowboys.

It was a fourth defeat in five matches this season with the Tigers having also gone down to Canberra Raiders 30-12, Sydney Roosters 40-6 and Parramatta Eels 36-22.

Their solitary win came in a 24-20 victory over Newcastle Knights in Round 3.

Wests Tigers Team News


Joey Leilua is ruled out after failing a HIA suffered against North Queensland Cowboys.

Asu Kepaoa takes his place in the centres and Jake Simpson replaced Jacob Liddle at dummy-half.

Tom Amone comes into the reserves on an extended bench.

Wests Tigers Team List


1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Stefano Utoikamanu 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Luke Garner 16. Thomas Mikaele 17. Zane Musgrove 18. Jacob Liddle 19. Alex Seyfarth 20. Tom Amone 21. Michael Chee-Kam

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Verdict

Wests Tigers' defence has struggled for some time. Against a free-scoring Rabbitohs side, this is tipped to end with a wide-margin victory with Latrell Mitchell backed in the tryscorer markets.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs -18.5 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Latrell Mitchell Anytime Tryscorer @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Latrell Mitchell First Tryscorer @900.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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