The Grand Final rematch shapes as an incredible affair and Souths are not without hope even with Nathan Cleary returning.
South Sydney +7.5 ($1.90)
South Sydney were desperately unlucky not to take last year’s Grand Final over Penrith and certainly come into this rematch with more motivation. That only goes so far but this team has improved a lot over their last 120 minutes of football and look to be undervalued in this.
Penrith are hard to play against in this spot with Nathan Cleary returning. Penrith have covered 10 of their last 13 when favoured by 6.5 or more at Penrith Stadium. They are missing plenty of talent though with James Fisher-Harris and Liam Martin unlikely to return.
Souths though have covered 9 of 12 as an underdog and have covered 21 of 34 off a win of 10-plus points. Underdogs of 6.5 or bigger off a cover make the nut the next game at a rate of 61%.
The Rabbitohs have covered 8 of 12 against the Panthers and can improve on that record Friday night.
Same Game Multi
Under 38.5/Latrell Mitchell Try ($5.75)
The under has hit in six of the last seven Panthers-Rabbitohs meetings. It is 22-10 when the Panthers are off a double digit win and is 7-2 when Souths play away from Accor Stadium.
Latrell Mitchell has scored 14 tries in his last 19 games and has five career tries in eight games against the Panthers. He has scored in five of his last seven against Top 6 opposition from last year.
Cameron Murray Anytime Try ($7.00)
Murray was a menace in the middle last week against the Roosters, scoring a try and being arguably the best player on the paddock. Murray has had streaks of three and four games in scoring tries across the last two seasons so when he gets hot he can put a run together.