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Week 2 of the NRL finals sees the Storm and Roosters both have a well earned week after after both teams taking out hard fought 2 points wins. This week the Broncos will take on the Panthers in Brisbane for an opportunity to take on the Storm for a 2017 Finals spot and the Eels will do battle with the Cowboys on Saturday night with the winner to verse the Roosters. Week 1 was definitely an exciting week of finals footy and with more on the line this weekend, week 2 of finals footy is aiming up to be a thriller.
NRL FINALS 2017 – Week 2
Broncos $1.40 v Panthers $3.00
The Broncos had a tough encounter with the Roosters in their first week finals match, with only a penalty goal separating the two sides after 80 mins. The Broncos definitely missed Darius Boyd’s input from the back and rumours are the inspirational Broncos captain has been back training this week. Benji Marshal took the first half of the match to inject himself into play, though when he did was one of the Broncos best. The Panthers were the only side in Week 1 of the finals to win by more than 2 points. The Panthers went into the half time break against the Sea Eagles 2 points up and went on to score the winning points and final 2 tries of the match in the last 6 minutes. This will be a tough match for the Panthers in Brisbane, but If they Broncos are missing Darius Boyd they will get home in a tight one.
Panthers by 2 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
MATCH BEST BETS
BIG WIN LITTLE WIN – Panthers 1 – 12 @ $3.75
TOTAL MATCH POINTS – Under (+39.5) @ $1.90
WIN TRY COMBO – Trent Merrin to score Panthers to win @ $9.50
FIRST TRY SCORER – PENRITH PANTHERS – Dallin Watene-Zelezniak @ $6.00
Eels $1.37 v Cowboys $3.11
The Eels got off to a shaky start against the Storm and put in a fantastic defensive effort to hold of a Storm onslaught in the opening 20mins. With the Storm a man down the Eels took full advantage scoring 2 unanswered tries and went into halftime break leading. The second half was a tough fought battle though the Storms decision to take the two points from a penalty was the difference in the end. The Cowboys made the finals after Round 26 results went their way. In the first week of the finals they didn’t muck around and took home the win 14 – 15 with a tough hard fought extra time match against the Sharks. The Cowboys will take a lot of confidence out of this win and will be heading into this match looking for a win. The last time these two sides met the Cowboys had Jonathan Thurston and won 32- 6. This week will be a different result an the result will be tight.
Cowboys by 4 (BET NOW with Sportsbet)
MATCH BEST BETS
BIG WIN LITTLE WIN – Cowboys 1 – 12 @ $4.33
TOTAL MATCH POINTS – Over +37.5
PICK YOUR OWN LINE – Cowboys +12.5 @ $1.56
ANYTIME TRY SCORER – Ethan Lowe @ $7.00