Round 25 kicks off on Thursday night with the Broncos taking on the Eels. An exciting game and we are looking forward to, as last time both these two teams met the Eels won in a huge upset. The Broncos will be looking for redemption and will be hard to beat with the home crowd support. On Saturday night the Sharks will do battle with the Roosters for third position on the premiership ladder. A loos here could see the Sharks slide to as low as 6th. The Storm have moved in to $2.15 premiership favourites and will take on the Rabbitohs on Saturday afternoon.
NRL ROUND 25
Broncos $1.30 v Eels $3.50
Last time these two sides met the Eels ran away with the match 28 – 14. The Eels have since earned themselves 5th position on the ladder and an opportunity to play finals footy. The loss to the Eels on Round 21 was an eye opener for the Broncos and since then scored 110 points and only allowed 22 points scored against them. The Broncos were bullied by the Eels forward pack when they last met, so I’m sure Josh McGuire and Adam Blair will be fired up for this match and will even the score.
Broncos by 14 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Raiders $1.15 v Knights $5.50
The Knights have been playing well the past month, but got a reality check from the Storm last weekend. The Knights season will get a little tougher loosing young guns Luke Yates and Brock Lamb for the rest of the season. The Raiders loss to the Panthers has almost certainly ended their 2017 Finals chances, though 2 convincing wins and a few results going in their favour, could see them sneak into the 8. The Raiders have played good footy all year and have been very unlucky at times. They will win this one comfortably.
Raiders by 18 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Tigers $1.90 v Cowboys $1.90
The Cowboys season continues to spiral out of control as another loss on the weekend sees them slide down to 7th. The Cowboys will need a win here to stay in the top 8. The Cowboys injury toll currently sits at 11 and will be a great challenge this weekend for the cowboys against a more experienced opposition. The Tigers remain second last on the ladder, though only lost to the 3rd placed Roosters by 4 points. The Tigers have played well in patches all year and if they can stay consistent for 80mins the Tigers will win in a close one.
Tigers by 8 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Titans $1.60 v Bulldogs $2.35
The Titans were kept scoreless again in the First half for the 9th time this season against the Eels. With news this week of their coaches sacking, the Titans could response could go either way. In there defence they have had a horrible run with injuries. The Bulldogs convincingly beat the Sea Eagles and finally found some attacking form putting on 30 points. The Bulldogs will be full of confidence after that victory and will make it two in a row.
Bulldogs by 10 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Storm $1.20 v Rabbitohs $4.60
The Rabbitohs beat the Warriors 36 – 18 and played more like a top 8 side. It will be a tough match against the competition leaders, who pride themselves on their defence records and patience in attack. The Storm are $2.15 favourite to win the title and will be too good for the Rabbitohs.
Storm by 16 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Sharks $1.80 v Roosters $2.00
A big game for both sides heading into the finals. As mentioned above a loss here could see the Sharks slide to as low as 6th. The got away with a 10 point win over the Cowboys last weekend and will be looking to put their mark on this match. The Roosters have maintained their winning way and just snuck home with a 4 point win over the Tigers. Both teams will be fighting hard and I don’t think a golden point thriller is out of the question.
Sharks by 1 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Warriors $2.95 v Sea Eagles $1.40
The Warriors have definitely lost their way with out their first choice half back, though did go into the half time break against the Rabbitohs leading. The Sea Eagles are down on confidence after being flogged by the 12th placed Bulldogs. The Sea Eagles are playing for their finals spot from here on out and will be desperate for Victory. The Trip over to New Zealand is always tough but I think the Sea Eagles will bounce back.
Sea Eagles by 16 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
Panthers $1.42 v Dragons $2.85
The Dragons finals hopes are slipping away after going down to the Broncos on Friday night. They currently sit in 9th position only one win outside the 8. The Panthers are gaining momentum every week and a win here could see them jump to as high as 4th on the ladder. Nathan Cleary’s dominance continues as we saw the young half back become the youngest player ever to score over 200 points in a season. The Dragons have a lot on the the line, but I think the Panthers come away with a convincing win.
Panthers by 14 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
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