Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs: Round 23 Preview
22 August 2019 - Written by BetEasy
Wayne Bennett returns to Brisbane for the first time since deflecting to Souths last season as the Broncos host the Bunnies on Friday night.
Brisbane is in a rich vein of form, losing just once in its past seven games and that form continued last round with a 24-12 win against Penrith.
The Bunnies aren’t enjoying their best stretch of the season and after winning 10 of their first 11 games, find themselves outside the top four for the first time this season after a 14-8 loss to the Dogs last round.
Braidon Burns and Tom Burgess are out for the Bunnies, while Sam Burgess will be given until game time to prove his fitness, although he is far from 100 per cent. The Broncos will miss Jake Turpin and Tevita Pangai Junior to suspension and draft in Matt Gillett and Sean O’Sullivan as replacements.
In round 8 it was all Souths as they ran away with a 38-6 win against a listless Broncos. The Wolf thinks the tables will turn on Friday night and getting the Broncos as underdogs is great value as they should win this one based on recent form.
- The last time the Rabbitohs beat the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium was Round 1, 2015. That game
the Rabbitohs won 36 to 6.
- In the last 10 games between these two sides, the winning margin has been 20+ points on seven
- The Rabbitiohs are choosing the keep the ball under the arm and not bring in second phase play
through offloads. Currently they only offload 6.8 times a game which sees them last in this stat category.
H2H: Broncos ($2.04)
Value: Broncos / Over 39.5 ($3.75)