There are some great games in Round 12 of the NRL this week, including a rare 1st vs. 2nd and 3rd vs. 4th double-header.
The New Zealand Warriors take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Saturday night before a blockbuster nightcap of Panthers vs. Dragons.
We have free tips and form for every NRL Round 12 game this week.
7:50pm Brisbane Broncos vs. Parramatta Eels @ Suncorp Stadium
The Broncos got back into premiership contention with a stunning 28-22 win over the Sydney Roosters last week.
It was a much-needed win in the terms of their season and it could get better this week as they take on the Eels, which currently sit bottom of the ladder.
The bye week might have come at the right time for the Eels, which are struggling to score tries despite having one of the most potent back lines in the NRL.
This should be a comfortable win for the Broncos which are starting to gain traction after a rough start to the season.
Betting tip: Broncos to win @ $1.49 (BET NOW)
Broncos by 12
6:00pm Canberra Raiders vs. Manly Sea Eagles @ GIO Stadium
We didn’t expect this mid-season revival from the Manly Sea Eagles, which looked great when beating the Melbourne Storm last week.
That was a Storm team which didn’t have captain Cam Smith, but it was still a convincing win from the club which was in strife only a couple of weeks ago.
The Raiders went close to the Dragons last week and had the lead with only 15 minutes remaining but they weren’t able to hold on.
This is going to be a close game but the Raiders should be able to squeak out a victory.
Betting tip: Raiders to win @ $1.78 (BET NOW)
Raiders by 4
7:55pm North Queensland Cowboys vs. Melbourne Storm @ 1300SMILES Stadium
That was a heartbreaking loss for the Cowboys last week against the Rabbitohs.
Leading by a point with 10 seconds to go, the Cowboys gave away a penalty underneath their goal posts to eventually lose the game.
They will need to bounce back quickly against the Storm this week otherwise it could be curtains for their season.
Melbourne is also looking to bounce back after a rare home defeat and punters never see the Storm lose back-to-back games.
Both teams will desperate for the win this week and it should be an exciting contest.
Betting tip: Storm to win @ $1.65 (BET NOW)
Storm by 10
3:00pm Sydney Roosters vs. Gold Coast Titans @ Central Coast Stadium
The Roosters could feel a touch aggrieved with their loss to the Broncos but they only had themselves to blame.
Holding a lead late in the second half, the Roosters let in two late tries and put an end to any momentum they had built by beating the Warriors to nil the week prior.
They match up well against the Titans this week, which showed defensive gaps against the Knights and the Roosters should be able to take advantage of that.
We’re expecting a comfortable victory for the Roosters as they push for a top-four spot.
Betting tip: Roosters –9.5 @ $1.90 (BET NOW)
Roosters by 12
5:30pm New Zealand Warriors vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs @ Mt Smart Stadium
This should be a barnstorming game between two sides which like to throw the ball around.
The Warriors have shown some dips in form this season but they were impressive against the Eels last week, despite the competition being under par.
It’s about to get much harder as the Rabbitohs come into town with momentum firmly behind the team. A last second win over the Cowboys last week will only give them more confidence going forward.
Bookmakers have the Warriors as slight favourites at home and given their form, we’re not surprised, but the Souths are a big unit and they could punish the Warriors for making mistakes.
Betting tip: Souths to win @ $1.95 (BET NOW)
Souths by 2
7:35pm Penrith Panthers vs. St George Dragons @ Panthers Stadium
The Panthers showed why they’re a force to be reckoned with this season by beating the Tigers 16-2 last Thursday night.
Getting over a week to prepare for this game is only going to help the Panthers, which will be hoping Nathan Cleary has come through his first match back in fine fettle.
The Dragons were winners on Sunday afternoon and will have less time to recover for this game, but that hasn’t mattered much this season.
They have been the best team since Round 1 and punters are wondering if it’s only a matter of time before they start sliding down the ladder.
Tough game to predict here but the Dragons might have too much power in the forwards.
Betting tip: Dragons to win @ $1.75 (BET NOW)
Dragons by 6
2:00pm Newcastle Knights vs. Cronulla Sharks @ McDonald Jones Stadium
The Knights couldn’t come away with the win against the Titans last week but they played well enough to be considered against the Sharks here.
The 33-26 loss showed the fighting abilities of the Knights and they have always played better at home.
Cronulla continued their good roll this season by beating the Bulldogs 22-16 last Sunday and that was a performance of a side growing in confidence.
Confidence might be the determining factor here and it’s clearly with the Sharks.
Betting tip: Sharks to win @ $1.50 (BET NOW)
Sharks by 10
4:10pm Wests Tigers vs. Canterbury Bulldogs @ ANZ Stadium
The Tigers will need to show their worth this week against the Bulldogs after looking fairly average against the Panthers.
Having 10 days between games is going to help their chances and the Bulldogs aren’t exactly in hot form.
It has been one of those seasons for the Bulldogs, which suffered another loss last week in a game which they could have won.
There won’t be much between these two sides but if the Tigers can show up defensively, we’re not sure how the Bulldogs will score enough points to win.
Betting tip: Tigers to win @ $1.63 (BET NOW)
Tigers by 6