NRL Round 25 – Punt Club

NRL Round 25

September 1, 2021

Last round of the season, many coaches have taken the chance to rest key players in the lead up to finals next week. It makes it a tricky round but we’re not here to get prickles in the bum from sitting on the fence. Let’s have a crack!

Ladbrokes have their usual $2 lines for Thursday’s clash and Friday’s games, with the season nearing an end, we better make the most of these $2 lines before they’re gone!

Thursday

Canberra Raiders ($2.20) VS Sydney Roosters ($1.68) – BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Charnze looks set to start for the first time since his injury and he’ll be a big boost to a struggling Raiders attack, as we saw last week when he was injected into the game off the bench. The Chooks get some “big in’s” themselves with J Moz, JWH and Gus Crichton named. This looks like a classic semi finals type game based on defensive resolve. Points to be a premium. 

Suggested Bet – Total Match Points Under 43.5 @ $1.90

Friday

Cronulla Sharks ($3.20) VS Melbourne Storm ($1.35) – Cbus Super Stadium

The Storm nearly has a whole team on the sidelines for this last round clash and whilst they still name a pretty strong 17, they look very short to me. The Sharks have been somewhat inconsistent this season but they can muscle up and give the Storm a contest. 

Suggested Bet – Cronulla Sharks +9.5 @ $2

Parramatta Eels ($13) VS Penrith Panthers ($1.03) – Cbus Super Stadium

The Panthers come into this at full strength while Parra have decided to field a reserve grade team. I love coaches throwing caution to the wind and building momentum into the finals by playing their big guns, Penny to win by 50. 

Suggested Bet – Penrith Panthers -28.5 @ $2

Saturday

Brisbane Broncos ($2.25) VS Newcastle Knights ($1.65) – Suncorp Stadium

Next week the Knights will be playing finals footy while the Broncs hit up Honeybees, with their masks on of course…With more to play for, the Knights should be looking to knuckle down and building into the finals, It won’t be easy going, but they should prove too strong in the end. 

Suggested Bet – Newcastle Knights -4 @ $1.90

North Queensland Cowboys ($7.75) VS Manly Sea Eagles ($1.08) – QLD Country Bank Stadium

Loving Manly coming into this at full strength a week before finals. They were very ordinary at times against the Dogs last week and I’m sure Des will be keen for them to start much better in this. The Cows have had a woeful season, looks like ending the way it started – in tears. 

Suggested bet – Manly -21.5 @ $1.90

South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.73) VS St George Illawarra Dragons ($2.10) – Sunshine Coast Stadium

Souths have rested all the big guns. Dragons have been well supported in early betting considering the changes, and rightfully so, but the line looks about right now. Still couldn’t possibly have the Dragons favourites. Whilst most games have been ‘semi finals type’ footy lately, I’m expecting this one to be quite the opposite, full of errors and points. Defence optional. 

Suggested Bet – Total Match Points Over 52.5 @ $1.90

Sunday

Gold Coast Titans ($1.26) VS New Zealand Warriors ($3.90) – Cbus Super Stadium

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! This has the makings of being an entertaining and high scoring game. More than likely to get a dry Sunday afternoon deck to throw the footy around and there are attacking weapons and poor defenders on both sides. Cheering points.

Suggested Bet – Total Match Points Over 52.5 @ $1.90

Wests Tigers ($1.46) VS Canterbury Bulldogs ($2.75) – Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe

The last game of the regular season looks an absolute bludger but one the Bulldogs can win. They have been really poor for most of the season but since Gus has signed on to oversee things, the effort amongst the playing group has been much better. No happy endings for Tiger Town.  

Suggested Bet – Canterbury Bulldogs +7.5 @ $1.90

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