Round 6 – Match 7 Preview: Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs

So far the surprise disappointment for 2010 has been the listless Eels who have struggled to play as a team and match their terrific end of season form from last year, and this has accumulated into four disappointing losses from five matches.

The Rabbitohs on the other hand have played some really brilliant games this season, including their big win against the Knights last week.

Going on form alone, South Sydney look the pick here which is why Ladbrokes.com.au have them as the favourites currently at $1.85.

But, the Eels fans are gearing up for a comeback and they may just get it this week after Parramatta will be looking to atone for last week’s loss to the Raiders.

Parramatta have the added incentive to win as Nathan Hindmarsh becomes the player to star in the most first grade NRL matches for the Eels making his 266th appearance, overtaking Brett Kenny’s record as the most-capped Parramatta player in history. And to help them with their plight coach Daniel Anderson has named Hindmarsh to co-captain the team alongside Nathan Cayless for the match.

It will be a testing game for the Rabbitohs, who will play without Roy Asotasi and Michael Crocker, as their three consecutive wins have been against struggling teams.

A crucial time for the Eels to win and get back into Finals contention, but if the in-form Rabbitohs rise to the challenge it may be another disappointment for Parramatta.

Current Head-to-Head Odds: Eels $2 – Rabbitohs $1.85 Ladbrokes.com.au