23rd July – 04:00 –WIN Stadium, Wollongong, New South Wales.
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Ahead of our St George Illawarra Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles preview, the Dragons are holding onto the last play-off place for the Final Series and will need a win to remain ahead of the pack. Manly are ahead of the chasing pack but know a loss could pull them back into the mix and will want to ensure their place with a win.
Before we offer our match prediction, this match is vital for the Dragons as they want to secure a play-off place after missing out last season. A win will cement their place with the chasing pack breathing down their necks. The Sea Eagles are having an excellent season and sit third and will know a win should go a long way to securing their play-off space.
The ever consistent Gareth Widdop has been a bright light for the Dragons and is in the top five points scorers in the league thanks to his consistency with the boot and nine tries to compliment. On the opposite side Dylan Walker is having an excellent 2017 season, with 10 tries to his name already and will be eyeing up making an impact against the Dragons.
Before we get to the Dragons vs Sea Eagles betting tips we take a look at the recent form of both sides and the Dragons will need a response after two defeats on the bounce to the Titans and the Raiders. In contrast the Sea Eagles have won six of their last seven games, and will go into the game in confident mood.
Back in April, the Dragons were comprehensive winners at Manley with a 35-10 victory and over their last eight meetings, it has been evenly matched with four wins each, and so this match offers bragging rights to the winner.
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Our prediction focuses on the recent form of both teams and though the Dragons are the home team, they are on the back foot and Manly are on a roll. Therefore we predict an away win for the Sea Eagles who will cement their third place in the league and pile the pressure onto the league leaders.
For our free betting tips we have a number of options that offer great value to the customer and we feel that the Sea Eagles having the form over the last few games will give them a boost to get the first points on the board. With the ever consistent Dylan Walker prowling for Manly, we expect them to have the highest scoring half in the game as they look to earn top spot in the NRL, heading into the Final Series.
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