We have expert tips for NRL Round 19 which kicks off on July 25th with the Sharks vs. Cowboys.
There’s plenty of quality games throughout the week, including the highly-anticipated Storm vs. Sea Eagles on Saturday night.
7:50pm Cronulla Sharks vs. North Queensland Cowboys @ PointsBet Stadium
The Sharks will look to hit back after a crushing defeat at the hands of the Warriors. They lost 19-18 in a thrilling game but it did no help to their playoff chances.
Sharks now sit in 11 position following the loss and they could find some form against the Cowboys, who also suffered an untimely loss to the Rabbitohs.
The Cowboys led 18-12 in the second half but gave up three quick tries over the final 10 minutes. It was enough to see their playoff chances dwindle.
This should be a close contest.
Betting tip: Cowboys +4.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Sharks by 2
6:00pm Newcastle Knights vs. Wests Tigers @ McDonald Jones Stadium
We predicted that both the Knights and Tigers would slip down the premiership ladder and that’s coming to fruition.
Knights are looking to bounce back after a 48-10 loss to the Roosters last week and there are some growing concerns with the club. Can they handle the run home and keep their playoff chances alive?
Standing in their way this week are the equally flailing Tigers, which dropped another game to the Raiders last week.
The Knights are the better team so we’ll stick with them for this clash.
Betting tip: Knights to win @ $1.50 Bet Now
Knights by 6
7.55pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. St George Dragons @ ANZ Stadium
The Rabbitohs looked in danger of dropping another game last week but they had a 10-minute period to remember.
Three tries in the last 10 minutes against the Cowboys was enough to seal a 12-point win and keep them within touching distance of the Melbourne Storm for the top spot.
It was business as usual for the Dragons, given that their business is losing in 2019. They hammering they received from the Panthers echoes their state-of-mind at the moment.
This should be one-way traffic in favour of South Sydney.
Betting tip: Rabbitohs –7.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Rabbitohs by 14
3:00pm Parramatta Eels vs. New Zealand Warriors @ Bankwest Stadium
The Warriors took a big step in pushing for a playoff position when beating the Sharks by a point last week. It was a much-needed win from the New Zealand franchise but another tough ask awaits them this week.
Form has been tough to come by for the Eels, which are coming off a 12-point defeat to the Manly Sea Eagles. They started the season well but consistency has been the worry for the side.
We can’t see much between these two teams but we feel as though the Warriors have more big-time players who can step up at the right time.
Betting tip: Warriors +4 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Warriors by 4
5:30pm Gold Coast Titans vs. Brisbane Broncos @ Cbus Super Stadium
Bookmakers are offering $1.54 for the Broncos to win and that appears to be great early value.
They are making a run for the finals and the Titans are trying to keep their heads above water. The wooden spoon looks inevitable for the Titans and we can’t see them winning this.
Titans were well-beaten by the Storm last week and the Broncos looked good beating the Bulldogs 28-6 in a one-sided affair.
This shouldn’t be any harder and we’re confident of a big Broncos win.
Betting tip: Broncos –4.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Broncos by 10
7:35pm Melbourne Storm vs. Manly Sea Eagles @ AAMI Park
This should be a cracking contest between the likely minor premiership winners Melbourne Storm and title contenders Manly Sea Eagles.
The Storm came from 12-0 down to thrash the Titans last week and establish a good lead in the NRL. They have been the best team in the competition but Manly could give them something to worry about.
Manly scored a 36-24 win over the Eels and it was a good team effort. They have the class players to handle Melbourne and we’re predicting a closer game than bookmakers are.
Take Sea Eagles with the points.
Betting tip: Sea Eagles +8.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Storm by 4
2:00pm Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Sydney Roosters @ ANZ Stadium
It should be one-way traffic for the Roosters this week, who can make a statement against the Bulldogs.
The Roosters haven’t been themselves over the last few rounds but they rebounded with a terrific 48-10 win over the Knights last Saturday and that momentum could continue.
Canterbury has been awful this season and it would take a brave punter to follow them in this week.
Bookmakers have the line set at 14 and that could be covered by the first half.
Betting tip: Roosters -14 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Roosters by 30
4:05pm Penrith Panthers vs. Canberra Raiders @ Panthers Stadium
After a dismal start to the season where they looked the worst team in the league, the Panthers have rattled off a lengthy winning streak.
They now sit in 7th position on the ladder and a big test will come this week against the Raiders, which is coming off a 20-12 win over the Tigers.
It wasn’t a convincing display from the Raiders and they have been inconsistent all season. That bodes well for the Panthers are we’re surprised at the odds.
Panthers are at home and they have the momentum to score another win.
Betting tip: Panthers to win @ $1.90 Bet Now
Panthers by 10