We preview Round 1 of the 2019 NRL season. The off season dramas will be put on the back burner when the teams take the field for Round 1.
There are some great match ups in the first week kicking off with the Storm V Broncos in the first game of the season on Thursday night, we’ll try to find the best bets for the week.
Lets get into it!
Melbourne Storm V Brisbane Broncos
Anthony Seibold takes the reins for his first competitive match since taking over from Wayne Bennet in a messy hand over of power. The Storm face life without Billy Slater. It will be interesting to see what Craig Bellamy and Cameron Smith can conjure up this season. Cameron Munster must take the next step in his career. The Broncos have got an amazing group of young players and I can see them defeating the Storm.
Tip : Brisbane to win @ $2.12
Value : Brisbane/Under 38.5 @ $3.80Bet Now At Neds
Newcastle Knights V Cronulla Sharks
I believe the Knights fans are in for an exciting season. The addition of David Klemmer gives them a presence at Prop. Klemmer and Jesse Ramien will give the Knights a massive boost. Mitchell Pearce and Kaylen Ponga should also be dynamic controlling the play. I think they will be too strong at home for the Sharks in a nail biter.
Tip: Newcastle to Win @ $1.90
Value : Newcastle 1-5 @ $6.50Bet Now At Neds
Roosters V Rabbitohs
The Roosters are my tip to win the Premiership. I believe they will be better than last season when they looked unstoppable. Their GF performance is as good as you will see. They have star studded lineup Tedesco, Cronk Cordner and Latrell Mitchell. I cannot see them losing many games.I think they will be too good for Wayne Bennet’s new side.
Tip: Roosters -3.5/ over 37.5 @ $3.00
Value: First Roosters Try Scorer Latrell Mitchell @ $4.90Bet Now At Neds
Warriors V Bulldogs
The Warriors had a good if slightly frustrating season in 2018. However they did show a level of consistency which has eluded them in the past. They have lost Shaun Johnson but Roger Tuivasa Sheck is in career best form. I believe the Warriors can cover the loss of Johnson. The Bulldogs were better than their position suggested last year. Kieran Foran will be the key for them this season, however the Warriors should get the season off to a winning start.
Tip: Warriors to Win @ $1.57
Value: Warriors -4.5 @ $2.00Bet Now At Neds
Wests Tigers V Sea Eagles
This should be a ripper, Des Hasler returns to Manly. However Liechardt Oval is a difficult place to win. Benji Marshall returns for what should be his final season. He has pipped Josh Reynolds for the five eighth position and he will form a partnership with Luke Brooks. I think that even though Manly have some dangerous players I think home ground advantage will be decisive for the Tigers.
Tip:Tigers -3.5 @$1.90
Value : Tigers -3.5 /Under 40.5 @ $3.40Bet Now At Neds
Cowboys V Dragons
This looks like a bruising battle between the forward packs. The Cowboys probably have the best pack in the competition led by Matt Scott, Jordan McLean and the raging Bull Taumolo. The Dragons also have a strong pack and the acquisition of Corey Norman will be massive. However I can see the Cowboys getting the job done at home.
Tip: Cowboys @ $1.80
Value : First Try Scorer Jordan Kahu @ $17:00Bet Now At Neds
Panthers V Eels
The Cleary’s take on Parramatta in their first game for Penrith. I believe they will be too good for the Eels.Penrith seems to have plugged any holes they had with very good players. On the other hand the Eels have a rookie hooker and five eighth. Blake Ferguson and Junior Paulo will battle manfully. However I believe the Panthers will be too good for the Eels.
Tip: Panthers/Under 40.5 @ $2.90
Value: Any time Try Scorer Nathan Cleary @ $3.80Bet Now At Neds
Titans V Raiders
This could be a long season for both these sides so a win here is vital. Mal Meninga has moved to the Gold Coast as a Performance and Culture guru. This will be massive for and inconsistent outfit like the Titans. They have made a few other key off field signings that will be vital also. Tyrone Peachey will bring a lot of on field leadership. He is an Origin player and a proven match winner. Jack Wighton will prove to be a good signing for the Raiders. It will be close but I am going for the Gold Coast.
Tip: Titans @ $1.85
Value: Titans -1.5/Under 45.5Bet Now At Neds
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