South Sydney vs Cronulla

Friday June 1, 7:55pm ANZ Stadium

South Sydney have been hit hard by Origin duty with four players set to take the stage next Wednesday but with plenty of depth, the Rabbitohs look a strong bet this week. International Robbie Farah returns at hooker, the highly promising Cam Murray gets the start at lock and Braidon Burns and Hymel Hunt return in the centres.

The Rabbitohs have covered 13 of their last 17 overall and 10 of their last 13 at ANZ while they have won six of seven at ANZ against the Sharks. Cronulla have a poor record as a road favourite so confident the Bunnies can win in what projects as a low-scoring affair.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – South Sydney +1.5

Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights

Saturday June 2, 7:35pm – ANZ Stadium

The Eels sit last on the premiership ladder but get their chance to put themselves in touch with second last against the worst defensive team in the premiership. Newcastle have been diabolical defensively of late, conceding 29 or more in their last four including a dreadful 48 last week at home against a reasonably poor attacking team in Cronulla.

The Knights have covered just six of their last 20 on the road at night and have lost strike centre Nathan Ross. A desperate Eels will be hard to roll here.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Parramatta -4.5

Sydney Roosters v Wests Tigers

Sunday June 3, 5:30pm – Allianz Stadium

The Sydney Roosters have dominated the Wests Tigers in recent years and can continue that strong record despite losing four stars to Origin. While James Tedesco, Dylan Napa, Latrell Mitchell and Boyd Cordner are all missing, the halves pairing of Cooper Cronk and Luke Keary remain and that will prove central.

The Tigers have been winning of late but are a bottom four defensive team and have been winning against poor sides. The Roosters have won 10 of 11 against the Tigers and nine straight at Allianz, seven of which have been by 12 points or more.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Sydney Roosters +1.5

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