Another big round of footy action to try and find a winner or two. Ladbrokes are offering $2 lines for Thursday and Friday’s games so let us see if we can fill our boots.
Brisbane Broncos ($12.50) VS Penrith Panthers ($1.03) – Suncorp Stadium
Big line of 28 points and that seems about the mark, Brisbane’s forward pack has the ability to keep this close enough in the first half before Penrith run away.
Suggested Bet – Same Game Multi – Charlie Staines and Matt Burton anytime try scorer @ $3.21
Newcastle Knights ($1.98) VS Cronulla Sharks ($1.82) – McDonald Jones Stadium
The Knights were woeful last week, but they are a side that often bounces back well, and they get the added bonus of welcoming star centre Bradman Best back into the lineup.
Suggested Bet – Newcastle Knights +1 @ $2
Melbourne Storm ($1.36) VS Sydney Roosters ($3.10) – AAMI Park
The Storm will take pleasure in targeting young gun Sam Walker, expect big Nelson to target him relentlessly. Whilst the backlines are full of star power, expect this to be a real slog in the middle of the field, especially early. Storm to execute a game plan.
Suggested Bet – Melbourne Storm -8.5 @ $2
Manly Sea Eagles ($2.55) VS Gold Coast Titans ($1.48) – Glen Willow Oval
No fluke in Manly winning last week and the return of Tom ‘Turbo’ Trbojevic is huge. The Titans are putting together a decent season thus far but I am not convinced they are going as good as their record suggests. Manly can go back to back.
Suggested Bet – Manly Sea Eagles +6.5 @ $1.90
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.10) VS Wests Tigers ($6.75) – Stadium Australia
The Bunnies are their own worst enemy at times, they can make some simple errors and put themselves under pressure. They have tremendous strike power but I am giving the Tigers a decent shot at keeping this one close.
Suggested Bet – Wests Tigers +17.5 @ $1.90
Canberra Raiders ($1.67) VS Parramatta Eels ($2.20) – GIO Stadium
Both teams have injury concerns and neither has set the world on fire. Expect this to be a brutal and physical game, with the toughest team on the day taking the prize. At home, I favour the Raiders.
Suggested bet – Canberra Raiders -2.5 @ $1.90
St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.46) VS New Zealand Warriors ($2.70) – Netsrata Jubilee Stadium
The Warriors will be looking to bounce back after their narrow defeat last week and the Dragons have surprised many by putting a few wins together. The Dragons can continue riding that wave against a Warriors team down on a few troops.
Suggested bet – St George Illawarra Dragons -5.5 @ $1.90
North Queensland Cowboys ($1.48) VS Canterbury Bulldogs ($2.65) – Queensland Country Bank Stadium
The Cows broke a long drought last week and there’s no reason they can’t go back to back. Big Jason Taumalolo looks likely to make his return.
Suggested bet – North Queensland Cowboys -6 @ $1.90