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Preview of NRL Round 20 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 20 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks

July 26, 2018 7:50 pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Odds: Broncos $1.80, Sharks $2.00

Betting preview of the Broncos versus the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday.

Broncos Form:

The Broncos were victorious in Round 19 as they comfortably beat the Panthers 50-18. They are sitting 7th on the ladder with a 11-7 record. They are scoring 21 ppg, which ranks 6th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 32 – Broncos 50, Panthers 18 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 20 – Broncos 6, Warriors 26 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 34 – Broncos 34, Titans 0 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 4 – Broncos 26, Raiders 22 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 4 – Broncos 20, Sharks 16 – Round 15, 2018

Sharks Form:

The Sharks just won in Round 19 as they beat the Raiders 28-24. After the win, they have now won 3 consecutive matches and they are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 12-6 record. In defence, they allow on average 17 points, which will be the key against Brisbane.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Sharks 28, Raiders 24 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 12 – Sharks 24, Panthers 12 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 3 – Sharks 18, Warriors 15 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 4 – Sharks 16, Broncos 20 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 8 – Sharks 24, Tigers 16 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Broncos: 8-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Broncos won by 4 points – Round 15, 2018 – Broncos 20, Sharks 16 @ Shark Park
Broncos won by 22 points – Round 23, 2017 – Broncos 32, Sharks 10 @ Suncorp Stadium

Prediction:

This one could go either way with both sides in good form. They also played in a 20-16 result a few weeks ago and I can see a similarly close margin in this one.
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North Queensland Cowboys vs Newcastle Knights

July 27, 2018 6:00 pm @ 1300Smiles Stadium
Odds: Cowboys $1.55, Knights $2.45

Betting preview of the Cowboys versus the Knights at 1300Smiles Stadium on Friday.

Cowboys Form:

In Round 19, the Cowboys were easily beaten against the Dragons by 14 points at 1300Smiles Stadium. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 5 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-14 record. They rank 14th in the NRL for points scored (15) and dead last when it comes to home games.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 14 – Cowboys 10, Dragons 24 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 26 – Cowboys 12, Raiders 38 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 1 – Cowboys 20, Rabbitohs 21 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 7 – Cowboys 16, Warriors 23 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 6 – Cowboys 14, Eels 20 – Round 14, 2018

Knights Form:

The Knights just won against the Titans by 6 points at McDonald Jones Stadium, which was their 2nd straight victory. They are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-10 record but will be looking to end the season on a high.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Knights 30, Titans 24 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 2 – Knights 18, Eels 16 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 20 – Knights 16, Bulldogs 36 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 18 – Knights 10, Storm 28 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Knights 16, Roosters 18 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Cowboys: 9-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Cowboys won by 12 points – Round 8, 2017 – Cowboys 24, Knights 12 @ 1300Smiles Stadium
Cowboys won by 30 points – Round 13, 2016 – Cowboys 46, Knights 16 @ 1300Smiles Stadium

Prediction:

It’s hard to figure why the Knights are underdogs. The Cowboys are in woeful form and haven’t been scoring points at home all season. Knights at the line for the safe bet but they could easily win this.
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Wests Tigers

July 27, 2018 7:50 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Bulldogs $2.75, Tigers $1.45

Betting preview of the Bulldogs versus the Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Friday.

Bulldogs Form:

For the Bulldogs, they only just lost against the Eels last round by 6 points at ANZ Stadium. They are now on a 3 match losing streak. The Bulldogs are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-14 record and they’ve scored on average just 15 points per game.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Bulldogs 8, Eels 14 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 18 – Bulldogs 6, Rabbitohs 24 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 4 – Bulldogs 28, Raiders 32 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 20 – Bulldogs 36, Knights 16 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 22 – Bulldogs 10, Titans 32 – Round 15, 2018

Tigers Form:

The Tigers were victorious in Round 19 as they comfortably beat the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium. They are just outside the top eight with a 9-9 record and will need to finish off the season with plenty of wins to make the top 8.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 16 – Tigers 22, Rabbitohs 6 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 4 – Tigers 20, Dragons 16 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 18 – Tigers 12, Titans 30 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 36 – Tigers 12, Raiders 48 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 8 – Tigers 16, Sharks 24 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 10-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Tigers won by 4 points – Round 12, 2018 – Tigers 14, Bulldogs 10 @ ANZ Stadium
Tigers won by 6 points – Round 8, 2017 – Tigers 18, Bulldogs 12 @ ANZ Stadium

Prediction:

The Tigers are coming off a huge win over Souths and they can still make the finals. So with more to play for, the Tigers should easily win this.
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers

July 28, 2018 3:00 pm @ Brookvale Oval
Odds: Sea Eagles $2.60, Panthers $1.50

Betting preview of the Sea Eagles versus the Panthers at Brookvale Oval on Saturday.

Sea Eagles Form:

The Sea Eagles were easily beaten against the Roosters last week as they lost 56-24. So they’ll need to improve their defence against the finals bound Panthers.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 32 – Sea Eagles 24, Roosters 56 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 1 – Sea Eagles 13, Storm 14 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 8 – Sea Eagles 18, Panthers 10 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 24 – Sea Eagles 8, Dragons 32 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 20 – Sea Eagles 14, Warriors 34 – Round 14, 2018

Panthers Form:

In Round 19, the Panthers were no match for the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in a 32 point defeat. Despite the loss, they are sitting 6th on the ladder with a 11-7 record.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 32 – Panthers 18, Broncos 50 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 12 – Panthers 12, Sharks 24 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 32 – Panthers 36, Warriors 4 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 8 – Panthers 10, Sea Eagles 18 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 26 – Panthers 6, Roosters 32 – Round 15, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Panthers: 9-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Sea Eagles won by 8 points – Round 16, 2018 – Sea Eagles 18, Panthers 10 @ Panthers Stadium
Panthers won by 12 points – Elimination Final, 2017 – Panthers 22, Sea Eagles 10 @ Allianz Stadium

Prediction:

The unders has a nice trend between these two sides and they’re not setting the NRL on fire with attacking football at the moment.
Under 42.5 points $1.88

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Parramatta Eels

July 28, 2018 5:30 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Rabbitohs $1.23, Eels $4.20

Betting preview of the Rabbitohs versus the Eels at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Rabbitohs Form:

In Round 19, the Rabbitohs were well beaten against the Tigers by 16 points at ANZ Stadium. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 19 rounds. They are scoring 23 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the NRL and that should be the key against the Eels lacklustre defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 16 – Rabbitohs 6, Tigers 22 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 24, Bulldogs 6 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 1 – Rabbitohs 21, Cowboys 20 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 42, Eels 24 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Rabbitohs 18, Titans 16 – Round 14, 2018

Eels Form:

The Eels just won against the Bulldogs by 6 points at ANZ Stadium last week. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-14 record and will look to hurt the Rabbitohs top 4 hopes.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Eels 14, Bulldogs 8 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 2 – Eels 16, Knights 18 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 2 – Eels 18, Dragons 20 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 18 – Eels 24, Rabbitohs 42 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 6 – Eels 20, Cowboys 14 – Round 14, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Rabbitohs: 10-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Rabbitohs won by 18 points – Round 15, 2018 – Rabbitohs 42, Eels 24 @ ANZ Stadium
Eels won by 6 points – Round 26, 2017 – Eels 22, Rabbitohs 16 @ ANZ Stadium

Prediction:

The last meeting at this venue ended in a 42-24 win for Souths and the overs easily saluted. So that should be the best bet again.
Over 44.5 points $1.88

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Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders

July 28, 2018 7:30 pm @ AAMI Park
Odds: Storm $1.30, Raiders $3.45

Betting preview of the Storm versus the Raiders at AAMI Park on Saturday.

Storm Form:

In Round 19, the Storm just won against the Warriors by 6 points at Mt Smart Stadium. After the victory, they increased their winning streak to 7 matches. They’re sitting on top of the ladder after 19 rounds with a 13-5 record and they’re well on their way to defending their title from 2017.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Storm 12, Warriors 6 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 1 – Storm 14, Sea Eagles 13 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 22 – Storm 52, Dragons 30 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 1 – Storm 9, Roosters 8 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 18 – Storm 28, Knights 10 – Round 15, 2018

Raiders Form:

The Raiders suffered a close loss against the Sharks last week as they went down 24-28. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-10 record and will need to spring an upset here.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Raiders 24, Sharks 28 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 26 – Raiders 38, Cowboys 12 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 4 – Raiders 32, Bulldogs 28 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 4 – Raiders 22, Broncos 26 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 36 – Raiders 48, Tigers 12 – Round 15, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Storm: 9-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Storm won by 26 points – Round 26, 2017 – Storm 32, Raiders 6 @ AAMI Park
Storm won by 6 points – Round 20, 2017 – Storm 20, Raiders 14 @ GIO Stadium

Prediction:

The Storm are 2-0 against the 13+ margin at AAMI Park and they will face the Raiders defence that ranks dead last in the NRL for points allowed on the road.
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Gold Coast Titans vs New Zealand Warriors

July 29, 2018 2:00 pm @ CBus Super Stadium
Odds: Titans $1.48, Warriors $2.70

Betting preview of the Titans versus the Warriors at CBus Super Stadium on Sunday.

Titans Form:

In Round 19, the Titans only just lost against the Knights by 6 points at McDonald Jones Stadium. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 3 matches. The Titans are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 6-12 record. They’ve scored on average 18 points per match. In defence, they allow 25 points and that ranks 15th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Titans 24, Knights 30 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 8 – Titans 12, Roosters 20 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 34 – Titans 0, Broncos 34 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 18 – Titans 30, Tigers 12 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 22 – Titans 32, Bulldogs 10 – Round 15, 2018

Warriors Form:

The Warriors suffered a close loss against the Storm last round by 6 points at Mt Smart Stadium. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 11-7 record. They are scoring 18 ppg, which ranks 10th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 18 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Warriors 6, Storm 12 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 20 – Warriors 26, Broncos 6 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 32 – Warriors 4, Panthers 36 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 3 – Warriors 15, Sharks 18 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 7 – Warriors 23, Cowboys 16 – Round 15, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Warriors: 14-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Warriors won by 12 points – Round 2, 2018 – Warriors 20, Titans 8 @ Mt Smart Stadium
Warriors won by 22 points – Round 14, 2017 – Warriors 34, Titans 12 @ CBus Super Stadium

Prediction:

The Warriors have made the Gold Coast their own lately with 7 straight wins at Robina and have won 14 of the last 18 meetings between the two sides.
Warriors -6.5

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Sydney Roosters vs St George Dragons

July 29, 2018 4:10 pm @ Allianz Stadium
Odds: Roosters $1.62, Dragons $2.35

Betting preview of the Roosters versus the Dragons at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

Roosters Form:

In Round 19, the Roosters won against the Sea Eagles by 32 points at Brookvale Oval. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 12-6 record. In attack, they are scoring 22 ppg, which ranks 5th in the NRL. In defence, they allow 14 points per match, which puts them on top of the NRL in this category.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 32 – Roosters 56, Sea Eagles 24 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 8 – Roosters 20, Titans 12 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 1 – Roosters 8, Storm 9 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 26 – Roosters 32, Panthers 6 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Roosters 18, Knights 16 – Round 14, 2018

Dragons Form:

The Dragons won in Round 19 as they beat the Cowboys 24-10. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 13-5 record. In attack, they are scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 2nd in the NRL. In defence, they allow 17 points per match and that ranks 4th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 14 – Dragons 24, Cowboys 10 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 4 – Dragons 16, Tigers 20 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 22 – Dragons 30, Storm 52 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 2 – Dragons 20, Eels 18 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 24 – Dragons 32, Sea Eagles 8 – Round 15, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Roosters: 9-8
Last 2 Meetings:

Dragons won by 16 points – Round 8, 2018 – Dragons 24, Roosters 8 @ Allianz Stadium
Roosters won by 1 point – Round 9, 2017 – Roosters 13, Dragons 12 @ Allianz Stadium

Prediction:

The Dragons beat the Roosters on Anzac Day this season. But coming into this meeting, the Roosters scored 56 points last week and look the more in-form side at the moment.
Roosters WIN $1.62

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