We take a look at Thursday nights (15/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 22 match is between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Wests Tigers. The Sea Eagles take on the Tigers on Thursday night and they go into the match as the heavily backed favourites in the betting.
When: Thursday August 15, 7:50pm
Where: Brookvale Oval
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Manly and Wests are both coming off last start losses and will be keen to avoid back-to-back defeats when they meet at Lottoland on Thursday night.
The Sea Eagles failed to fire for much of their match against the Warriors in Auckland, going behind 18-0 before a late rally fell short as they lost by eight points. Wests started well against the Bulldogs, but injuries and a mid-game lapse cost them dearly, as they lost by two points.
There are two big injury blows for the Tigers, who will be without Moses Mbye and Robbie Farrah. Jacob Liddle will play hooker, with Tommy Talau the debutant at centre. There are two changes for Manly as well, with Brad Parker and Curtis Sironen both out through injury.
Despite failing to cover an 8-point start last time out, Manly remain the best team against the spread, covering 14 times from 20 games. Their home form is solid, covering seven times in 10 games. The Tigers aren’t too shabby themselves and boast a 6-4 record on the road, ranking third in the NRL.
The Wolf thinks it will be a big challenge for the Tigers to come away with the two points from the northern beaches on Thursday. Two of their best players will miss and Manly have been a steam train at home.
Tip: Manly Sea Eagles at $1.31
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Reuben Garrick at $7.50
Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brendan Elliot 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Jack Gosiewski 13. Jake Trbojevic Interchange: 14. Manase Fainu 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka Reserves: 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Tevita Funa
Tigers: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Paul Momirovski 3. Tommy Talau 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Thomas Mikaele 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Oliver Clark 17. Chris Lawrence 12. Michael Chee-Kam 13. Ryan Matterson Interchange: 14. Matt Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Alex Twal 20. Chris McQueen Reserves: 18. Josh Reynolds 21. Sam McIntyre
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change