The Dragons established themselves as the team to beat this season with a big win over the Storm last week.
No punter would have predicted the Dragons and Warriors at the top of the table and it just goes to show how even the NRL is.
There are many more great games scheduled in Round 10 and we have free NRL tips for them all.
7:50pm Wests Tigers vs. North Queensland Cowboys @ Leichardt Oval
It was a much-needed victory for the Cowboys last week against the Panthers and it could spark a revival.
After a shocking start to the season, the Cowboys will look to improve on their current 12th position by beating the Tigers, which have lost three straight coming into this game.
Having overachieved to this point, the Tigers will need to recapture their best form after losing to the Warriors and returning to Leichardt will help, but we’re expecting the talented Cowboys to score another win.
Betting tip: Cowboys to win @ $1.68 (BET NOW)
Cowboys by 10
6:00pm Newcastle Knights vs. Penrith Panthers @ McDonald Jones Stadium
The Knights play their second consecutive Friday night home game as they welcome the Penrith Panthers.
Coming off a loss to the Rabbitohs, the Knights are looking to bounce back and the loss of Mitchell Pearce is a clear telling factor in their performance.
The Panthers are also coming off a loss to the Cowboys, but they still looked impressive and there’s plenty to like about their big forward pack.
James Maloney is on target for an Origin spot and he should shine on Friday night.
Betting tip: Panthers to win @ $1.65 (BET NOW)
Panthers by 10
7:55pm Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Parramatta Eels @ ANZ Stadium
The Bulldogs should feel angry about losing last week after getting penalised in the final seconds of the game.
They played well throughout the game and they should take good confidence coming out of that effort.
The Eels, on the other hand, played 70 minutes of terrible football before coming alive with three tries in the final 10 minutes.
A missed conversion was all that split them and the Sharks on Saturday night but it’s tough to get excited about that performance.
Bulldogs could get a deserved win here.
Betting tip: Bulldogs to win @ $2 (BET NOW)
Bulldogs by 6
3:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs. Sydney Roosters @ Mt Smart Stadium
The market will depend on which players line up for the Warriors, with injury concerns to Isaac Luke, Shaun Johnson and Adam Blair.
Luke will likely be out for weeks but Johnson and Blair are chances of playing this Saturday, which will affect the market.
The Warriors are currently $1.72 favourites over the Roostersm, which scored a much-needed win last week but it wasn’t overly impressive.
With a full team, the Warriors win this game with something in hand but the Roosters could push them close in this situation.
Betting tip: Warriors to win @ $1.72 (BET NOW)
Warriors by 4
5:30pm Melbourne Storm vs. Gold Coast Titans @ Suncorp Stadium
The Storm went into Dragons territory on the back of a 50-10 win over the Warriors last week, but they came crashing back down to earth.
It was a one-sided game against the Dragons, which put 20 points on the defending champions but there’s one thing the Storm rarely do and that’s lose two straight.
Facing the Titans should make that achievement much easier here and bookmakers are expecting a big win for the Storm.
The current line of 14 might seem high but the Storm should bounce back with a complete performance.
Betting tip: Storm -14 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Storm by 22
7:35pm Manly Sea Eagles vs. Brisbane Broncos @ Suncorp Stadium
As if things couldn’t get worse for the Manly Sea Eagles, they play a home game at Suncorp Stadium against the Broncos.
Coming off a close loss to the Roosters on Sunday, the Sea Eagles will be looking to score a rare win this season against the Broncos but that’s easier said than done.
The Broncos haven’t shown the consistency of a top-four team this season but they do possess quality players and they’re not familiar with losing on home soil.
The Sea Eagles are at sea this season and the implosion as already begun.
Betting tip: Broncos to win @ $1.50 (BET NOW)
Broncos by 12
2:00pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. St George Dragons @ ANZ Stadium
This should be the game of the round as two in-form teams go to battle at ANZ Stadium.
The Dragons currently lead the competition after another stellar win over the Melbourne Storm and the senior players are stepping up when it counts.
They might not have the most impressive team on paper but the Dragons are playing as a unit and the winning roll could continue here.
It’s not going to be an easy game over the Rabbitohs, which have quickly rocketed up the leaderboard and they’re playing with purpose.
There’s bound to be a chink in the armour of the Dragons and it could come this week.
Betting tip: Rabbitohs to win @ $2.70 (BET NOW)
Rabbitohs by 4
4:10pm Canberra Raiders vs. Cronulla Sharks @ GIO Stadium
The Raiders scored an important win over the Titans last week but it wasn’t against top-quality opposition.
The Sharks, on the other hand, also scored a win over the Eels after giving up a big lead in the final 10 minutes.
It’s hard to tell which team has momentum going forward but we’ll stick with the Raiders, which have the capabilities of stringing wins together.
Betting tip: Raiders to win @ $1.56 (BET NOW)
Raiders by 10