2021 NRL Round 9 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 9, which starts with the Rabbitohs vs Storm on Thursday night.

NRL continues to delight punters and with eight more games to bet on, there is excellent value available.

We do the form for every Round 9 game and pick best NRL bets.


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NRL Round 9 Tips

Thursday 6/05/21

7:50pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Melbourne Storm @ Stadium Australia

The Rabbitohs overcame a tough Canberra Raiders team last week, but they were helped by some significant injuries.

A much harder task awaits as Melbourne comes to town. The Storm didn’t start well against Cronulla, but they put up 40 points in a flash. The 40-14 victory showed the opposition what they can do, and it’s scary.

The Storm are favored to win, but we’re expecting a close contest.

Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs +6.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Storm by 6

Friday 7/05/21

6:00pm Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks @ BlueBet Stadium

Penrith’s incredible run continued with a solid win over Manly last week and another looks likely on Friday.

The Panthers should have too much class for the Sharks, which were dreadful against Melbourne in Round 8. Bookmakers have the line at 18.5 points, which isn’t surprising.

It will take a big effort from the Sharks to keep from getting blown off the park again.

Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –18.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Panthers by 22

7:55pm Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters @ Bankwest Stadium

The season took a dramatic turn for the Roosters last week when losing Brett Morris and Lindsay Collins to season-ending injuries.

It’s a big loss for a team already struggling with injuries, so the Parramatta Eels should be a good bet on Friday night.

Parramatta has been excellent form and they have gone under the radar. The Eels sit in second position on the ladder and we like the odds available for this game.

Betting tip: Parramatta Eels -4 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Eels by 10

Saturday 8/05/21

3:00pm Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights @ McDonalds Park

Not all is well with the Canberra Raiders at the moment, but they should get past the struggling Newcastle Knights.

The Raiders were put to the sword late in the game by South Sydney, but they looked good during the first half. Injuries didn’t help, which is the same problem for Newcastle.

It has been a tough stretch for the Knights and there’s only so much Kayln Ponga can do. Expect another loss for the visitors.

Betting tip: Canberra Raiders to win @ $1.45Bet @ Sportsbet

Raiders by 6

5:30pm Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans @ Campbelltown Sports Stadium

Just when it looked as though Gold Coast was going to live up to its potential, it blows a 22-0 lead against the Brisbane Broncos.

It was an epic choke from the Titans and although they face one of the lower-graded teams on Saturday, they might lose again.

The Tigers haven’t been good in 2021, but they are good enough to keep it close against a team down on confidence.

Betting tip: Wests Tigers +5.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Tigers by 2

7:35pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos @ Bank Country Stadium

The Cowboys made a good comeback against the Warriors on Sunday, but they came up short.

It was a solid effort to get back into the game, but being down 24-4 at halftime isn’t a winning recipe. It was the same story against the Tigers, so it’s becoming a trait.

Brisbane scored a memorable comeback against the Titans and it could spark them into gear. The Broncos are underdogs for this game, but they can beat their baby brother.

Take the value with the Broncos as they have more upside than the Cowboys.

Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos to win @ $2.35Bet @ Sportsbet

Broncos by 4

Sunday 8/05/21

2:00pm Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors @ Lottoland

Manly did well to hang with the Panthers last week, but they weren’t overly impressive in the loss.

Beating the Warriors won’t be easy and although they only gripped on to beat the North Queensland Cowboys, they were dynamic in the first half.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Kodi Nikorima were tearing through the defence and we think the Kiwis could get it done on Sunday.

Take the value available with the visitors.

Betting tip: New Zealand Warriors to win @ $2.75Bet @ Sportsbet

Warriors by 4

4:05pm St George Dragons vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

The Dragons hold a top eight spot but we’re not sure for how long. They scored only eight points against Wests last week and a much better effort is needed.

However, they play the worst team in the competition on Sunday and that could get them back into a winning groove.

Expect a better effort from St George and although 11.5 points is never easy to cover, Canterbury have been dreadful.

Betting tip: St George Dragons –11.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Dragons by 14


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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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