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It’s been 27 weeks, and still the fates of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters are undecided. With these two squaring off in a virtual sudden-death match on Friday night, read on for our Rabbitohs vs Roosters predictions.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters – Match Predictions
- 1 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters – Match Predictions
- 2 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters preview
- 3 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters match details
The NRL ladder is about as congested as can be from places six through eleven. Win here, and either of these sides will secure a spot in the post-season; lose, and their fate is out of their hands. Here are our top predictions ahead of the Rabbitohs vs Roosters this Friday:
Sydney Roosters to Win 1-12 @ 3.40 (12/5)
In what could well wind up being the match of the round, and is essentially knockout football, we say the Roosters will get across the line. Why? Because they’ve been playing sudden death rugby the past month, and the pressure brings the best out of them. Four weeks ago, the Roosters were written off–pre-season favourites to challenge the Panthers at the top of the table, Sydney ended up being a woeful disappointment.
However, with four wins on the trot, the Roosters are alive by the slimmest of margins, and we say they’ll complete the heroic story arch to scrape into the top eight this week–then who knows how far they’ll go in finals footy.
Match Tied at End of Regulation @ 23.00 (22/1)
Go on. Wouldn’t it be glorious? This is about as high stakes as it gets for both of these sides, and they’re wonderfully matched. Chances are, one team will get their noses in front and win this one, but if there’s ever a match that can’t be split after 80 minutes, it’s got to be this one. What a return if it comes to fruition as well.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters preview
Heading into this match, here’s a look at how both teams’ seasons have gone so far in the NRL 2023:
South Sydney Rabbitohs
It’s been a hot and cold season for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, with the Bunnies struggling to win back to back matches regularly. However, they are still in with a chance of playing finals footy, and currently have their toe in the top eight in eighth position. Win this week and they’re in, lose, and they’ll be cheering for the Panthers against the Cowboys later this round.
Currently sitting in 11th place on the NRL ladder, the Sydney Roosters have 12 wins and 11 losses to their name in 2023. However, they’re coming in hot, with four of those wins occurring over the last month, with the star-studded side finally beginning to look good. Win this week, and they’ll have a crack at knocking off one of the big dogs next week.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters head to head
The Sydney Roosters have had the better of this head to head historically, winning 30 games to the Rabbitohs 19. This included a tight 20-18 victory in March 2023.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters match details
- Date and time: Friday 1 September, 11:00am GMT
- Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia
- How to watch: Sky Sports
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