Yep. When the likes of Tim & Jim do it, they are likely doing the club/Coaches bidding in hopes of a rev up.
Besides, simply tipping a game is hardly in the same stratosphere as what goes on here. Conflating the 2 is complete tripe.
Personally, I think this game is a 50/50 thing, and will largely depend on how the older returning guys come up after the 10 day break.
Has the slog in the past 2 weeks built a bit of match fitness? Have they had long enough to recover? Have they been sufficiently stung by the jibes & poor performances?
I'm tipping us.