The NRL rolls on for another week and we have expert betting tips for every NRL Round 5 game this week.
Action starts off with the Sea Eagles vs. Broncos on Thursday and ends with a double-header on Sunday afternoon.
NRL Round 5 Tips
7:50pm Manly Sea Eagles vs. Brisbane Broncos @ Central Coast Stadium
The Sea Eagles were robbed against the Parramatta Eels after scoring what should have been a try in the final seconds.
It is a loss that will sting for a few days but they should come out the other side and get a win over the troubled Brisbane Broncos.
Following a 59-0 loss to the Roosters, the Broncos are in strife. Their lack of experience is costing them and we can’t see them winning this contest.
Betting tip: Sea Eagles –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Sea Eagles by 14
6:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs. North Queensland Cowboys @ Central Coast Stadium
The Warriors came back down to earth with a resounding loss to the Panthers on Friday night. It came following a great win over the Dragons, but we’re expecting them to continue to struggle.
North Queensland is also coming off a loss to the Sharks, where they had a chance to win but didn’t get the rub of the green.
Not having Jason Taumalolo was a big exclusion and we are expecting a quick bounce back to winning form.
Betting tip: Cowboys -6 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cowboys by 10
7:55pm Parramatta Eels vs. Penrith Panthers @ Bankwest Stadium
Two top-four teams do battle on Friday night as the 4-0 Eels take on the Penrith Panthers.
The Eels tried to give away an 18-2 lead against the Sea Eagles last week, and they should have lost that game in the final seconds.
However, they looked good for most of the game and due to the pace of the game, were entitled to get tired late.
Penrith looked good against the Warriors but they weren’t asked to do much defending. Stick with the Eels in what should be a close contest.
Betting tip: Eels to win @ $1.47 Bet Now
Eels by 6
3:00pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Gold Coast Titans @ Bankwest Stadium
The Rabbitohs need to start producing better performances if they’re going to be in the thick of the finals.
They played a sloppy game against the Melbourne Storm and they now face a Titans team full of confidence.
Gold Coast hadn’t won a game for over a year, but a last-gasp try against the Tigers stopped that streak. Can they do it two weeks in a row? It will be much harder.
Betting tip: Rabbitohs -10 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Rabbitohs by 14
5:30pm Newcastle Knights vs. Melbourne Storm @ Central Coast Stadium
The Knights pulled off a massive upset over the Canberra Raiders in Round 4 and the task doesn’t get any easier.
They face the Melbourne Storm, which got the win over the Rabbitohs, but didn’t look impressive in the process.
Melbourne made a stack of errors in a sloppy win and the Knights could take advantage if it happens again. We are picking that it does and the Knights pull off another upset.
Betting tip: Knights to win @ $2.26 Bet Now
Knights by 4
7:30pm Wests Tigers vs. Canberra Raiders @ Campbelltown Stadium
Everything was going smoothly for the Raiders up until they got hammered by the Newcastle Knights last week.
They now travel to Campbelltown, which the Tigers love to play. Wests are also looking to bounce back from a poor loss, so this game could be crucial in the grand scheme of things.
It should be a close game and for that reason, we’re going with the Tigers with the points.
Betting tip: Tigers +7.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Tigers by 2
4:05pm Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Sydney Roosters @ Bankwest Stadium
The Roosters looked top flight when beating up the Brisbane Broncos last week. The 59-0 thrashing was a record and they should continue their winning roll against the Bulldogs.
It was a much-needed win for the Roosters, which didn’t start the season very well. The same can be said for the Bulldogs, who need to start winning frequently to have a chance at the finals.
The Bulldogs are coming off a big win over the Dragons, but the level of opposition increases significantly here.
It is a big line to cover but the Roosters should have no problems.
Betting tip: Roosters –16.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Roosters by 24
6:30pm St George Dragons vs. Cronulla Sharks @ Campbelltown Stadium
The Dragons are coming off another woeful performance against the Bulldogs and we can’t see their season changing for the better.
There is no cohesion in the group and although the Sharks aren’t one of the best teams, they should be able to win this game.
Bookmakers have a generous line and it is worth taking.
Betting tip: Sharks -6 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Sharks by 12
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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.