We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 25 which starts with the Raiders vs Roosters on Thursday night.
Everything is up for grabs in the final regular season round of the NRL. Top eight spots are up for grabs and the minor premiership has yet to be decided, so it should be a thrilling week of rugby league action.
We preview every game and find the best bets available for NRL Round 25.
NRL Round 25 Tips
7:50pm Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters @ BB Print Stadium
It’s a must-win situation for the Canberra and they’re up against a weakened Sydney Roosters outfit.
The Raiders were down and out against the Warriors last week after trailing by 16 points, but a spirited second-half performance keeps them in the hunt.
Sydney is tough to beat, but they’re only hanging on for dear life and we think there’s value with the Raiders in a must-win situation.
Betting tip: Canberra Raiders to win @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Raiders by 4
6:00pm Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm @ Cbus Super Stadium
It could be a must-win game for the Sharks, who are desperately hoping the Raiders lose on Thursday night, because beating the Storm isn’t easy.
Melbourne’s winning run ended last week at 19 games against the out-of-form Parramatta Eels. It was a shock loss, but with the minor premiership on the line, we’re expecting a much better performance.
Punters are getting a good line at 8.5, which could push out to double figures on game day.
Betting tip: Melbourne Storm –8.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Storm by 12
8:05pm Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers @ Cbus Super Stadium
Where not sure where the Eels have been throughout the entire second half of the season, but they turned up against Melbourne last week.
They produced a stellar performance to upset the title favourites, but now they must face the Penrith Panthers and that’s going to be difficult.
The Panthers have been playing well without being brilliant, but with the finals one week away, expect to see a complete performance against the Eels.
Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –10.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Panthers by 18
3:00pm Brisbane Broncos vs Newcastle Knights @ Suncorp Stadium
The Broncos played well in defeat against the Sharks last week, but they blew a lot of chances to win in the final 20 minutes.
Newcastle won’t be too worried about this game, which can have a negative effect. However, they are the better team, and the Broncos aren’t desperate to win.
Bookmakers have framed a close market, but we expect the Knights stars to step up and try get confidence levels rising before the finals.
Betting tip: Newcastle Knights to win @ $1.57 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Knights by 6
5:30pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Manly Sea Eagles @ Bank Country Stadium
It took Manly some time to find top gear against the Bulldogs last week, but they hit their straps in the second half.
They now face the North Queensland Cowboys, who come off a thrilling win over the Dragons. It was a good comeback to beat the Dragons, but the Sea Eagles are another beast, and the Cowboys should struggle to stay competitive.
Bookmakers have the line at 26.5 points, which is huge for the final game of the season. We think the Cowboys are good enough to keep the margin close.
Betting tip: North Queensland Cowboys +26.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sea Eagles by 20
7:35pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs St George Dragons @ Sunshine Coast Stadium
The Rabbitohs did their premiership chances no help last week when Latrell Mitchell got suspended for the rest of the season.
It’s a huge blow for this team that has eyes on the title, but even without Mitchell, they should be beating the Dragons comfortably.
St George showed how fragile and offensively inept they are against North Queensland, and we expect more of the same on Saturday night.
Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs –19.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rabbitohs by 24
2:00pm Gold Coast Titans vs New Zealand Warriors @ Cbus Super Stadium
Gold Coast has a mathematical chance of making the finals. They need the Raiders and Sharks to lose, which is a possibility.
They then need to beat the Warriors on Sunday afternoon, which they’re expected to do. New Zealand gave up a 16-point lead last week and they look tired.
Our only concern for betting this game is the energy levels of the Titans if they’re knocked out of contention. Take them to win if they’re still a chance.
Betting tip: Gold Coast Titans to win @ $1.28 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Titans by 6
4:05pm Wests Tigers vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ Moreton Daily Stadium
Two average teams battle on Sunday, but given the way they played against the Panthers, we’re going with the Tigers.
Canterbury showed some quality in the first half against Manly last week, but they’re not an 80-minute team. The Tigers should capitalise on that and come away with a comfortable victory.
The line is currently 7.5 and that favours Tigers’ backers.
Betting tip: Wests Tigers –7.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tigers by 10
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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.