2021 NRL Round 7 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 7, which starts with the Panthers vs Knights on Thursday night.

Punters get quality rugby league games to bet on this week, including three game involving top eight teams.

We do the form for every game and pick best bets.

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

NRL Round 7 Tips

Thursday 22/04/21

7:50pm Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights @ BlueBet Stadium

The Penrith Panthers made hard work of it against Brisbane last week, but Nathan Cleary turned it on in the final 10 minutes.

Despite how hard it was to put them away, it kept the Panthers’ unbeaten record intact. They are now 6/6 and another win looks likely on Thursday.

Newcastle welcomed back Kayln Ponga and he was the difference when beating Cronulla. He came up with a big play to win the game, but as a team, the Knights would be well-handled by Penrith.

However, 16.5 points is a lot to cover and the Knights could do enough to keep it close.

Betting tip: Newcastle Knights +16.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Panthers by 14

Friday 23/04/21

6:00pm Gold Coast Titans vs South Sydney Rabbitohs @ Cbus Super Stadium

The Gold Coast Titans were hammered by the Manly Sea Eagles last week and we’re not sure they’ll recover in time.

It was a dismal effort from the Titans, which entered the game as –6 favourites. There are concerning signs and we’re not surprised at the odds on Friday.

South Sydney made tough work of it against the Tigers, but they came out ahead. It should give them a wakeup call and they should be too strong for the Titans.

Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs -6 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Rabbitohs by 10

7:55pm Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos @ TIO Stadium

Parramatta was strong when beating Canberra on the weekend and another win is highly likely against Brisbane.

The Broncos were solid in defeat against the Panthers, but reality could set in this week. Brisbane isn’t a good team in 2021 and the Eels should have too much firepower.

Bookmakers have 13.5 points between them and that looks about right. The Eels should put up a big number on the Broncos, who will likely fill a spot at the bottom of the NRL ladder.

Betting tip: Parramatta Eels –13.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Eels by 20

Saturday 24/04/21

5:30pm Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

The Sharks were beaten in dramatic fashion by the Newcastle Knights last week, but there were positive signs for this club.

They managed to battle back on numerous occasions and it was only the brilliance of Kayln Ponga that stopped them. We saw enough to suggest they can easily handle the Canterbury Bulldogs on Saturday.

Canterbury is languishing in 16th on the ladder and we can’t see that changing. The club is in disarray and another loss is highly likely.

Betting tip: Cronulla Sharks –14.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Sharks by 20

7:35pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders @ Country Bank Stadium

North Queensland has done well to win consecutive games, but beating the Tigers and Bulldogs isn’t the strongest form in the world.

The Cowboys will need to measure up physically against a Raiders team desperate for a win after losing to the Parramatta Eels last week.

Canberra is a team capable of making a long playoff run this season, so coach Ricky Stuart wouldn’t have been happy with their performance. However, a bounce back against the Cowboys is likely.

Betting tip: Canberra Raiders –11.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Raiders by 16

Sunday 25/04/21

1:45pm Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles @ Bankwest Stadium

Manly were terrific when beating Gold Coast last week and their form has improved significantly over the last few weeks.

A win over the New Zealand Warriors was franked with a huge performance against the Titans and the return of Tommy Turbo reignited them.

The Tigers played well against the Rabbitohs, losing in extra time. However, a loss like that could see them take a backwards step now.

Punters get a price worth taking with the Sea Eagles.

Betting tip: Manly Sea Eagles -6 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Sea Eagles by 10

4:05pm Sydney Roosters vs St George Dragons @ SCG

Sydney is looking to bounce back after scoring only four points against Melbourne last week. It wasn’t a good effort, but the game featured plenty of highlight moments.

There wasn’t much to get excited about for the Dragons either. Their winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Warriors and it was a disappointing effort.

The market is a little closer than we expected with the Roosters at $1.54 to win. However, that’s a value price and they should be too good for the Dragons.

Betting tip: Sydney Roosters -4 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Roosters by 8

6:15pm Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors @ AAMI Park

New Zealand come off a superb win over the Dragons, but they often struggle in these situations against the Storm.

Sunday night games don’t favour the Warriors and the Melbourne Storm come off a scintillating win over the Roosters.

Bookmakers have 15.5 points between them, which is a sizable spread. We think Melbourne wins the game, but not by a landslide.

Expect a tough game where the Storm pull away late, but the Warriors cover.

Betting tip: New Zealand Warriors +15.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Storm by 14

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Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.



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