2022 NRL Round 9 Expert Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 9, which kicks off on Thursday night with the South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos.

There are some big games scheduled for Round 9, including the Panthers vs Eels and Storm vs Dragons.


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NRL Round 9 Tips

Thursday 5/05/22

7:50pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos @ Accor Stadium

The Rabbitohs played against 12 men for most of the game against the Sea Eagles, which helped them. However, they looked impressive throughout.

It was a much-needed victory but it won’t be easy to beat the Brisbane Broncos, who scored an upset win over the Cronulla Sharks.

Bookmakers have 9.5 points between them and we think it will be a closer game than expected.

Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos +9.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Rabbitohs by 8

Friday 6/05/22

6:00pm Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ GIO Stadium

The Canberra Raiders had the game in the bag against the New Zealand Warriors but failed to score a second half point.

It was another disappointing loss for the Green Machine and they now face a suddenly-confident Bulldogs outfit, which defeated the Roosters.

It was a desperate win from the Bulldogs and they could continue to climb the NRL ladder with another win on Friday.

Betting tip: Canterbury Bulldogs @ $2.15 Bet @ PlayUp

Bulldogs by 4

7:55pm Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels @ BlueBet Stadium

Penrith continue to win, and despite trailing at halftime against the Gold Coast Titans last week, they recovered well in the second half.

The Panthers lead the competition and we can’t see that changing as the Eels come to town. Parramatta were awful last week and losing 35-4 to the Cowboys is tough to come back from.

Bookmakers have the line at 13.5, which is a fair line. However, if the Eels can’t keep this game close, their confidence will be shot. They should be able to cover the spread, but lose the game.

Betting tip: Parramatta Eels +13.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Panthers by 12

Saturday 7/05/22

3:00pm Manly Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers @ 4 Pines Park

The Sea Eagles did well to score 22 points with one man in the bin last week against the Rabbitohs, so there were some positives.

They should feel confident in putting up points on the Wests Tigers, who have improved over the last few weeks, but shouldn’t be winning on Saturday.

We expect Manly to come out firing and reestablish itself as a premiership contender, so it should cover the 10.5-point spread.

Betting tip: Manly Sea Eagles –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Sea Eagles by 14

5:30pm Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans @ BB Print Stadium

We’re not sure what to make of the Sydney Roosters this season, especially after losing to the Canterbury Bulldogs last Saturday.

It was a dour performance from one of the NRL heavyweights, so they’ll need to bounce back against the struggling Titans.

Expectations were high for both teams, but there is more upside with the Roosters, who could make a statement.

Betting tip: Sydney Roosters –9.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Roosters by 14

7:35pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Newcastle Knights @ Country Bank Stadium

The North Queensland Cowboys are the surprise package after destroying the Parramatta Eels last week.

It was a stunning win for the Cowboys, who currently sit in third place and have all the confidence in the world to kick on with it.

It’s the opposite feeling for the Newcastle Knights, who languish in last place and look like a team ready to give up on the season.

Betting tip: North Queensland Cowboys –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Cowboys by 16

Sunday 8/05/22

2:00pm Melbourne Storm vs St George Dragons @ AAMI Park

The Melbourne Storm have scored 120 points in their last two games and they could rack up another huge score against the Dragons.

After taking a few weeks to find their best, the Storm are red-hot and the Dragons defence could be in for a rude awakening on Sunday.

The Dragons played well enough to beat the Tigers, but this is a different kettle of fish and the Storm could produce another effortless display.

Betting tip: Melbourne Storm –21.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Storm by 26

4:05pm Cronulla Sharks vs New Zealand Warriors @ PointsBet Stadium

Despite having multiple players missing, the New Zealand Warriors battled back to beat the Canberra Raiders last week.

It showed that they can stick with teams this season and we think they can stick with the Cronulla Sharks, who didn’t look good past week.

Scoring just seven points against the Broncos and now opening as –13.5-point favourites isn’t ideal, so take the Warriors to cover the spread.

Betting tip: New Zealand Warriors +13.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Sharks by 6


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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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