South Sydney Rabbitohs (3-4) v Canterbury Bulldogs (1-6)
Sunday July 5th 2020, 18:30 AEST Bankwest Stadium
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The last game of the NRL round Eight sees the Canterbury Bulldogs take on the Sydney Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium.
The Canterbury Bulldogs had no answers in their last game against the Wests Tigers losing by a final score of 34-6. It has been a tough season so far for the Bulldogs particularly offensively as the team has managed just 76 points across 7 starts, the worst in the league. Jack Cogger leads the Bulldogs in tackles with 53 while Dallin Watene-Zelezniak recorded 157 run metres. The Bulldogs are reportedly in the market for more punch in their forwards. An acquisition of a forward would give Canterbury's haves and the players out wide something to play off the back of.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs couldn't overcome the Penrith Panthers in their last start falling short by a score of 20-12. Damien Cook managed 60 tackles for the Rabbitohs in the loss while Alex Johnson contributed 2 line breaks and 170 run metres. Rabbitohs find themselves on the outside looking in to the top 8 at the moment and will need to take care of the Bulldogs in this one if they hope to move up in the standings.
I will go the Bulldogs +10.5 in this contest. This number seems too big to lay with the Rabbitohs who have not been overly convincing. While the Bulldogs lack punch offensively they have a team that can handle themselves defensively so look for them to go for some physical play. Rabbitohs should win in a close one.