You don't need another person telling you that the Eels are struggling this year and that they will eventually come good. The bigger problem at Parramatta is the way they are losing. They trailed for 80 minutes at home against the Raiders, failed to score a point against Cronulla, and were out-muscled by the Tigers. Last week, their attack looked interesting with the changes made by Daniel Anderson, but it failed to create points.
This week, they are up against a team with momentum. The Rabbitohs are on a roll and are performing as a unit in both attack and defence. They also have something in their squad this year that we haven't seen at Redfern in a long time - belief. Souths have a confidence in their ability and are up against a team with none. Isaac Luke will make the Eels pay for this and Souths might have a few points in them here.
Man of the Match Prediction: Sam Burgess
Tip: South Sydney 36-12
Parramatta Eels v South Sydney Rabbitohs
ANZ Stadium, Sunday 18 April 2010, kickoff 3:00pm AEST