I’m almost bored of writing how bad the Bulldogs are every week (doesn’t help that they are my team either) but they continue to disappoint. Considering how good the Eels have been, the Bulldogs did well to hold them to just 4 points in the second half last week. Their defence has (mostly) kept score lines respectable but their discipline and creativity in attack has been woeful.
The Rabbitohs showed good resolve last week to come back and beat the Dragons in the last 5 mins. They haven’t been too far away from winning over the last month and finally got it to click. However, they, like the Bulldogs, have nothing to play for in 2017. While I think they are too good on form to ignore, they have a see-sawing history against Canterbury and the result is hard to predict.
For this week’s match, I think it’s best to stay away from the result and focus on the Dogs inability to score points. For that reason, I’m tipping under 38.5 @ 1.91.