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Round 27 is one of the toughest rounds for tipsters in recent times. Form and history is thrown out the window as several teams rest big-name players.
Best bet of the round
NRL betting is becoming more complex, with punters able to place a variety of different bets on games. Head-to-head and margin betting are the most popular, but there are many other markets available. These include total match points, first try scorer and any time try scorer bets.
This week, the Broncos host the Eels in a game that could significantly impact the top 8 race. Both sides are missing key players due to state of origin and this will play a major factor in the result. However, the Broncos are better positioned to win this game. This makes them our best bet of the round.
Storm vs Titans
This is one of the worst games in this round & should be a landslide win for the Titans. The Eels are a mess & I believe that Mitchell Moses’ drawn out contract talks are having a huge impact on the team.
Melbourne Storm have looked a different team the past fortnight after a sluggish start to the season. The top four is in their sights now & they have a massive game on Saturday morning to stay in touch with the leaders.
Melbourne have held Canberra tryless both weeks & even when they were pegged back by cellar dwellers last week the score wasn’t a fair reflection of the way they played. They should have a field day on Saturday morning.
Sharks vs Broncos
The Sharks are coming off the back of a bye with the Broncos having a few players backing up from State of Origin. Cronulla are a very good side on their day and they have a lot to prove here against an understrength Brisbane side.
The home side will be boosted by the return of centre Siosifa Talakai and the inclusion of Nicho Hynes at halfback. He is a quality player and will have plenty of legs after backing up for NSW in their Origin game last week.
Both sides have been scoring at a high rate this year and this looms as another close contest. This is another game that will impact the top 8 with the winner likely to usurp the Eels.
Knights vs Warriors
After surviving an epic extra time win over the Warriors at Newcastle last week, the Knights face a massive challenge to back up in hostile territory this Saturday night. Tyson Gamble produced the best game of his first grade career in front of vocal home support last weekend and will be expected to replicate that performance this week.
Dom Young should continue to be a huge try threat down the left edge while Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is worth backing in the Anytime Tryscorer market at $1.82. He starred in their win in Round 1 at Mt Smart and scored four in the return match at Newcastle in August.
Rabbitohs vs Sharks
The Rabbitohs are a team that has been built for finals football & they should win this game comfortably. They have good young players in Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker & Dane Gagai who can score at will.
Cronulla were a little unlucky in their last outing but it is still a very close competition to be crowned wooden spoon champions. They are in danger of dropping below the Dragons but a win against the Rabbitohs would secure their spot.
Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker is in some of the best form of his career, so Sharks halfback Nicho Hynes will need to be aggressive in defence and make effective tackles to stop him from setting up tries.
South Sydney vs Canberra
After a disappointing loss to the Warriors in golden point this week the Raiders will be looking to get back to winning ways. They have the better team and are playing well so can win this game easily if they limit their mistakes.
With a home game against Canberra the Rabbitohs are well placed to improve on their current standing of eighth. However, their defence is still struggling. A strong performance is needed to make sure they don’t fall further behind the top four.