We have expert tips for NRL Round 11 this week, which includes two top eight clashes.
Action kicks off on Thursday with the Eels vs. Panthers game and ends on Sunday night when the Dragons look to bounce back against the Sharks.
7:50pm Parramatta Eels vs. Penrith Panthers @ Bankwest Stadium
The Eels might have lost to the Cowboys last week in a game they probably should have won, but it’s going to be much easier this week.
Parramatta comes up against Penrith, who are the worst team in the league. Despite having a good roster, the Panthers have been playing dreadful league and there’s no better way to put it.
There’s a crisis going on in Penrith and they’re not a team you’d want to bet on in hurry.
Stick with the Eels, who have plenty of points in them.
Betting tip: Eels to win @ $1.50 Bet Now
Eels by 10
6:00pm Manly Sea Eagles vs. Gold Coast Titans @ Lottoland
Despite having more injuries to add to the list, the Manly Sea Eagles were impressive in beating the Sharks last week.
It was a gutsy effort from a team which is now sitting in fifth place on the ladder and looks a good chance of improving their position this week.
The Titans blew a massive lead against the Bulldogs and their second half efforts this season have been extremely poor.
Class should come through here for the Sea Eagles.
Betting tip: Sea Eagles to win @ $1.50 Bet Now
Sea Eagles by 12
7:55pm Newcastle Knights vs. Sydney Roosters @ McDonald Jones Stadium
The Newcastle Knights are one of the form teams of the competition after coming off a stunning 45-12 win over the Dragons.
They’re travelling nicely and the confidence levels are supreme. They will need all of that confidence this week as they face the Roosters.
The Roosters are coming off a 15-10 loss to the Broncos last week where their attacking power came under scrutiny. For a loaded team of superstars, scoring only 10 points is a big dip in form for the 2018 champions.
This is the perfect time for the Knights to take a major scalp this season and we wouldn’t put it past them.
Betting tip: Knights +6.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Knights by 4
3:00pm Canberra Raiders vs. North Queensland Cowboys @ GIO Stadium
The Raiders didn’t win against the Rabbitohs on Saturday night, but they played with good heart and led the game with only minutes left.
It was a strong performance in defeat and if Jarrod Croker had just run to the corner, they would have won the game in the death. They face a Cowboys team which regained their confidence last week and they could pose a threat.
Cowboys dug deep to score a 17-10 win over the Eels last week and it was a game they were behind in the late stages. For the most part, they dominated the game, but three disallowed tries put them on the back foot.
Michael Morgan needs to improve, however, as he’s not playing well enough to be in the NRL.
Betting tip: Raiders –5.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Raiders by 10
5:30pm New Zealand Warriors vs. Brisbane Broncos @ Mt Smart Stadium
This is always a classic contest and we’re expecting nothing short of amazing this Saturday night.
The Warriors dispatched an awful Panthers side last week and we’re not why bookmakers had the Warriors as underdogs.
However, now they have to beat a team which is starting to take the shape of the team most punters expected to see to start the season.
Broncos are coming off a gritty 15-10 win over the Roosters and we’re surprised they’re the underdogs for this game.
Betting tip: Broncos to win @ $1.95 Bet Now
Broncos by 10
7:35pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Wests Tigers @ ANZ Stadium
The hard luck story of Round 10 was the Wests Tigers. They had the win over Melbourne all parceled up but a contentious referee call sealed their fate.
For the Rabbitohs, winning against the Raiders wasn’t easy but they came through as many punters had predicted.
They’re now leading the NRL and given the form of the likes of Murray and Reynolds, they should continue to win this season.
We’re predicting the form of the Tigers to drop off and facing the Rabbitohs won’t help their cause.
Betting tip: Rabbitohs -8 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Rabbitohs by 12
2:00pm Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Storm @ Belmore Sports Ground
The Storm were somewhat lucky to get away with the win over the Tigers on Thursday night, but they could be in for a rude awakening here.
We’re not saying the Bulldogs are better than the Storm, because they’re not, but this is a good position to bet on the Bulldogs.
They’re coming off a massive come-from-behind win over the Titans, playing at home and coming up against the Storm which looked shaky last week.
Bookies are giving the ‘Dogs +8.5 points and that’s enough.
Betting tip: Bulldogs +8.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Bulldogs by 2
4:05pm St George Dragons vs. Cronulla Sharks @ WIN Stadium
Both teams are coming off disappointing Round 10 losses but none more so than the Dragons.
They were awful against the Knights and we’re not sure what’s going on at the club. The loss of Gareth Widdop has clearly had more impact on the team than most had expected.
The Sharks didn’t fire against Manly and they’re another inconsistent team which needs to start producing something better.
Tough game to predict on Sunday afternoon but the Sharks have more upside.
Betting tip: Sharks to win @ $1.89 Bet Now
Sharks by 6