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The biggest game of the year is almost here, the 2017 NRL GRAND FINAL. On Saturday afternoon we will see the Storm take on the Cowboys to decide who will be crowned premiers in 2017.
Punters who have followed our betting tips all season are celebrating already with our season predictions coming true!
The only difference in the result of Sundays Grand Final will be if the Storm win, the multi pays $573.75 – 1 or if the Cowboys win the pay out will be $650.25 – 1. It’s definitely been a fantastic season of Rugby League and we look forward to this weekends decider.
2017 NRL Grand Final Betting Tips
Storm $1.28 v Broncos $3.75
The Storm got off to a shaky start against the Broncos in what was a tough hard hitting opening first half of the preliminary final. It took the Storm 39mins to cross for their first try and took the half time break 8 – 0 leaders. After the Break the game was just as brutal for the first 20mins with both teams making unlikely mistakes. Though after the 60 min mark the Storm took full advantage of the Broncos fatigue and crosses for three quick tries to increase the margin to 30 – 0. The Broncos had their opportunities to score though the Storm’s defensive line proved too good and kept the Broncos to nil at the fulltime siren. The Storm have been the benchmark of the competition all year and deserve their place in this years 2017 NRL Grand Final.
The Cowboys on the other hand have had a different path to follow to this years decider and stumbled into 8th position on the premiership ladder after the Dragons lost to the Bulldogs in round 26. The Cowboys have since taken their opportunities with both hands and have beaten the Sharks in golden point with a field goal, Disposed on the Eels by 8 and put the 2nd placed roosters to the sword, with a 13 point win. The Cowboys self belief is sky high at the moment and have proven themselves in every week of the finals. It is a credit to the Cowboys depth how they have turned their season around, though I think the Storm experience will be the difference.
Storm by 22 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
NRL Grand Final Best Bets
BIG WIN LITTLE WIN – Storm 13+ @ $2.10 (BET NOW)
TOTAL MATCH POINTS – OVER (+36.0) @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
MARGIN TRY COMBO – Will Chambers to score a try and Storm to win 13+ @ $4.50 (BET NOW)
FIRST TRY SCORER – Suliasi Vunivalu @ $6.00 (BET NOW)
ANYTIME TRY SCORER – Dale Finucane @$8.00 (BET NOW)
CLIVE CHURCHILL MEDAL – Cooper Cronk @ $5.00 (BET NOW)
2017 DALLY M MEDAL
The Dally M medal is the official medal awarded to the NRL’s Player of the year. Voting numbers are made available to the public up until round 16 and are then kept secret until the official presentation. This year the outright favourite to win the Dally M is the Storm’s Captain Cam Smith, at odds currently sitting at $1.08 for the inspirational leader he is virtually un-backable. We’ll have a look at the “Dally M Medal Winner W/O Cam Smith” market the great people at Sportsbet have made available.
DALLY M MEDAL WINNER W/O SMITH 2017
BEST BET – Daly Cherry-Evans @$5.00 (BET NOW)
The player named after the man himself, would be fantastic if he could secure the votes in 2017. Cherry-Evans was influential throughout the Sea Eagles season taking the reigns of his side when they needed him most. Even thought the Sea Eagles on managed 14 wins in 2017, when they won Daly Cherry-Evans was definitely in the votes.
Next Best – Mitchell Pearce @5.50 (BET NOW)
The Rooster were a top 8 side all season. Pearce was at the helm of this side guiding them around the park week in week out. He has definitely stepped up in 2017 and proven himself to be a future leader for his club. He is a player his team mates look to when they need something special to happen and with the Roosters winning 17 matches in 2017 Pearce will definitely be up their in the votes.
Value Bet – Matt Gillet @$67.00 (BET NOW)
The odds seem like very good value for Gillet considering the Broncos finished third and won 16 games in 2017. Gillet is a reliable player who is always consistent and strong in defence, and offers a spark in attack when the Broncos need it. Gillet is a real game changer and at $67 could be worth a chance with Cam Smith not included in this market.