NRL Round 20 – Punt Club

NRL Round 20

July 28, 2021

If players refrain from going on their balconies, we should get through this wildly affected season….Ladbrokes have their usual $2 lines for Thursday night’s clash in Mackay and Friday’s double header at Suncorp Stadium.

Thursday

Sydney Roosters ($2.40) VS Parramatta Eels ($1.57) – BB Print Stadium, Mackay

This game heads to Mackay in regional Queensland. Dylan Brown and especially Jake Aurthur, were below par last round and their inability to capitalise when attacking the line is a worry with Mitch Moses still sidelined. The Roosters have even more injury woes and will have players playing out of position. Their bench also looks very light on. Backing the unders. 

Suggested Bet – Total Points Under 49.5 @ $1.90

Friday

Wests Tigers ($1.50) VS New Zealand Warriors ($2.60) – Suncorp Stadium

I’m no rap of the Tigers but the Warriors might just be waving the white flag on what has been another tough season for them. RTS has headed home and they will be without their two starting front rowers. Just have to back the Tigers in this. 

Suggested Bet – Wests Tigers -6 @ $2

Brisbane Broncos ($1.78) VS North Queensland Cowboys ($2.02) – Suncorp Stadium

These two have played in some thrillers over the years, will this be another one? I didn’t see it coming but both pushed the league leaders all the way last week. If they bring that attitude to this, we are in for a ripper. Not a lot between these two so we’ll take the start. 

Suggested Bet – North Queensland Cowboys +2 @ $2

Saturday

St George Illawarra Dragons ($6.40) VS South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.11) – Browne Park, Rockhampton

This game heads to Rocky and sure to be popular amongst the locals. The Dragons look a mess and the Bunnies can pile on points quickly, as we saw last week. If the Bunnies string together at least 40 mins of football, they’ll cover. 

Suggested Bet – South Sydney Rabbitohs -23.5 @ $1.90

Newcastle Knights ($2.10) VS Canberra Raiders ($1.72) – Suncorp Stadium

The Raiders showed they are willing to roll up their sleeves and go to battle last week, if they do that again, they will have little trouble overcoming the Knights.  

Suggested bet – Canberra Raiders -3.5 @ $1.90

Melbourne Storm ($1.14) VS Penrith Panthers ($5.75) – Suncorp Stadium

The supposed game of the round sees Melbourne 18.5 points favourites, something that would have seemed impossible a month ago. Penrith have been without Cleary for a while now but also lose To’o, Yeo and Fisher-Harris. Both sides will be happy to get through unscathed and turn their attention to finals, but the Storm can make a statement and win well. 

Suggested Bet – Melbourne Storm -18.5 @ $1.90

Sunday

Canterbury Bulldogs ($3.90) VS Gold Coast Titans ($1.53) – CBUS Super Stadium

The Titans play at home, but it is an away game…2021 rugba leeg…The Titans have looked good in patches for a while but rarely string together 80 mins. They might just play well enough for long enough to cover the line. 

Suggested Bet – Gold Coast Titans -13.5 @ $1.90

Cronulla Sharks ($4.60) VS Manly Sea Eagles ($1.19) – Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe

This game heads to the peninsula of Redcliffe. The Sharkies have lost Shaun Johnson and with Manly being at near full strength and firing, this looks a real test for Cronulla. 

Suggested Bet – Manly Sea Eagles -16.5 @ $1.90