Manly Sea Eagles
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Date: Monday 13th July, 2015
Venue: CBus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Time: 7pm EST.
Weather: Cloudy, 17 Degrees.
History & Form
THE 13th placed Gold Coast Titans take on the 14th placed Manly Sea Eagles in what should unfold as an interesting contest at CBus Stadium on Monday evening.
Daly Cherry-Evans will play at what was to be his new home ground from 2016 onwards and should expect a hostile reception from Titan fans after his infamous decision to backflip on his move to the Gold Coast, ultimately signing a lifetime deal with the Manly Sea Eagles.
The Titans come into this match from a bye last week, while the Sea Eagles got back into the winners circle with a 12-point win over the Sharks last round.
Queensland State of Origin forward Nate Myles will be welcomed backed into the Titans side, however they will still be without halves Aidan Sezer and Kane Elge, along with Beau Falloon, Kierran Moseley and Matt Srama. Manly are at full-strength and have added Justin Horo to a extended five man bench.
These two teams have met on 13 previous occasions, with Manly holding the upper hand by 8 wins to 5. The Sea Eagles have a mixed record at Cbus Super Stadium, winning 4 out of 7 matches.
All of the money has been for the Manly side to be victorious, with Luxbet.com.au offering the best odds of the betting agencies at $1.44 in the head-to-head market. Titans’ fans can secure juicy odds of $2.90 at Crownbet.com.au and Luxbet.com.au.
The line is +7.5 to the Titans at $1.92 with Crownbet.com.au and Luxbet.com.au are offering $1.94 for Manly at -7.5.
Manly (1-12) $3.00 at Crownbet.com.au and Sportsbet.com.au
Manly (13+) $2.55 at Luxbet.com.au
Titans (1-12) $4.50 at Crownbet.com.au
Titans (13+) $8.25 at Luxbet.com.au
Manly/Titans – $11.00 at Luxbet.com.au and Sportsbet.com.au
Manly/Manly – $1.77 at Crownbet.com.au
Titans/Manly – $7.50 at Luxbet.com.au, Sportsbet.com.au and Crownbet.com.au
Titans/Titans – $4.80 at Luxbet.com.au
There is no standout favourite in the first-try scorer markets for either side, with the shortest-priced players being Anthony Don and James Roberts at $10.00 for the Titans and Jorge Taufua at $9.50 for Manly.
Other favourable options are:
Brett Stewart (Manly) – $10.00 and $1.95 to score a try at anytime, with Crownbet.com.au.
Steve Matai (Manly) – $10.00 and $1.95 to score a try at anytime, with Crownbet.com.au.
David Mead (Titans) – $13.00 and $2.75 to score a try at anytime, with Crownbet.com.au.
Jamie Lyon (Manly) – $14.00 and $2.25 to score a try at anytime, with Crownbet.com.au.
Kevin Gordon (Titans) – $15.00 and $2.65 to score a try at anytime, with Crownbet.com.au.
As both teams have been struggling to score avon 30-points this season, a win for either side with <40 total match points is an enticing investment. Crownbet.com.au are offering $2.70 for the Manly combination and $5.45 for the Titans. With such a log-jam for a position in the top eight, although these two teams sitting towards the bottom of the premiership ladder, a win in this match could provide vital as we head towards the business end of the season. Despite Manly being the favourites to win, the Titans have always proven difficult to beat on home soil. Don’t be afraid to divulge into the margin markets where you can select your own line and obtain a much healthier dividend.
Manly vs. Cronulla, NRL Round 17
Sunday, 4pm AEST, Brookvale Oval, Manly.
The dreaded pre-origin round is again upon us, with team many teams fielding depleted squads.
Manly will relish halfback Daly Cherry-Evans not being selected for the Queensland side, with the side desperate to stay off the bottom of the competition ladder.
Cronulla are certain to struggle without captain Paul Gallen, who suffered a rib injury last week and competitive hooker Michael Ennis is sitting out of the match due to suspension.
The Sharks have won seven of their 14 games this season, while Manly have underachieved all season after a mighty 2014 campaign, winning just four games thus far.
These two sides have met on 23 occasions, with Manly having the upper hand by 15 matches to 8.
Punters are clearly throwing their cash behind Manly, paying just $1.53 with Crownbet.com.au.
For keen Sharks followers, you can secure $2.95 at Sportsbet.com.au in the head-to-head clash or $4.50 if you prefer the 1-12 margin market.
Manly (1-12) $3.05 at Crownbet.com.au
Manly (13+) $2.62 at Crownbet.com.au
Cronulla (1-12) $4.50 at Sportsbet.com.au
Cronulla (13+) $8.00 at Luxbet.com.au
The line is 7.5 with Crownbet.com.au and either side is paying $1.92.
The half and full-time markets are great exotics for punters who can’t decide on a specific margin and the most-proffered option is Manly to lead throughout, paying $1.83 at crownbet.com.au.
Other combinations are:
Manly/Cronulla – $10.00 at Sportsbet.com.au
Cronulla/Manly – $8.00 at Sportsbet.com.au
Cronulla/Cronulla – $4.50 at Crownbet.com.au
First Try-Scorer markets
Manly fullback Brett Stewart is the most preferred first-try scorer option for both sides at $9.00 with crownbet.com.au and for the Cronulla Sharks, there is plenty of value across the park with Valentine Homes the shortest-priced of the team at $13.00 at crownbet.com.au.
Brett Stewart (Manly) – $1.95 to score a try, Crownbet.com.au
Tom Trbojevic (Manly) – $9.50 and $1.95 to score a try at Crownbet.com.au
Peta Hiku (Manly) – $10.00 and $2.20 to score a try at Crownbet.com.au
Steve Matai (Manly) – $10.00 and $2.00 to score a try at Crownbet.com.au
Sosaia Feki (Cronulla) – $14.00 and $2.50 to score a try at Crownbet.com.au
Ricky Leutele (Cronulla) – $15.00 and $2.88 to score a try at Crownbet.com.au
Michael Gordon (Cronulla) – $17.00 and $3.20 to score a try at Crownbet.com.au
Other betting exotics
For Brett Stewart to score a try and Manly to be victorious is paying an enticing $10.00 at crownbet.com.au and with Ben Barba’s return to form in recent matches, a wise investment could be a Barba try and Manly to win, which is at $10.00 or a Barba try combined with a Sharks’ win is paying $14.00 at crownbet.com.au.
This match looks to be in the Sea Eagles favour, however Cronulla have been playing some respectable football in their past few matches and are more than capable of producing another upset. While they’re missing key players, they are meeting an out-of-form Manly outfit.