2017 NRL Round 8 Betting Tips
We picked up a nice profit with our NRL Betting Tips last week and we will look to do the same this weekend in our NRL Round 8 Preview and Betting Tips below.
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Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles (Friday 6pm AEST)
To kick things off for NRL Round 8 we will be backing the Raiders to be too strong against the Manly Sea Eagles. The Raiders are on the up and are beginning to show why they were in close to everyone’s top four at the start of the season. They have been dynamic in attack while their defence has grown and continues to improve. Joseph Leiluia and Jordan Rapana are back to their best and will be looking to cause havoc to the Sea Eagles left edge that was burned on multiple occasions last week against the Storm. The Raiders have the ability to score from anywhere on the field and while they have a great structure, their ability to tackle bust and offload makes them extra dangerous.
Meanwhile the Sea Eagles have suffered back-to-back defeats and have falled out of the top eight. Surprisingly they haven’t lost on the road this season with a 2-0 record but we believe that will change on Friday night. Daly Cherry-Evans is too inconsistent while their forward pack will be steamrolled.
Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers (Saturday 3pm AEST)
The Eels were able to avoid a fifth straight defeat on Monday night with their come from behind victory against the Tigers. It was far from impressive though and it was the Tigers who shot themselves in their own foot. Michael Jennings looked threatening on the left, but again, that was more Jamal Idris being terrible than Jennings being a standout.
The Panthers on the other hand have just two wins from their opening seven games and have failed to live up to their pre-season hype. The side has struggled defensively and is leaking points far too easily. They will need to address that issue quickly if they are going to turn their season around. However, the side does have points in them and we are backing Matt Moylan to play well in the face of adversity and for Bryce Cartwright’s timely return to pay dividends for the Panthers.
Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors (Tuesday 7pm AEST)
NRL Round 8 wraps up on Tuesday night with the Warriors heading across the ditch to Melbourne to face the Storm on Anzac day. In the corresponding fixture last season they were on the end of a hiding but we are predicting a different result on Tuesday.
The Storm were able to do enough to hold on for victory against the Sea Eagles. They had an uncharacteristically poor match defensively as they conceded 26 points. However, the side continues to look strong and they have only suffered the one defeat this season. Cooper Cronk was strong in attack while Cameron Smith continues to control the game like the genius he is. Cameron Munster will come off the bench while Billy Slater continues to return to great form after two seasons on the sidelines.
The Warriors were competitive against the Raiders without truly troubling their opponents. They missed a few early chances and it ultimately proved costly. The side has played a lot better with Kieran Foran in the line up and we are backing him to have a big game in this one alongside Shaun Johnson. However, it won’t be enough as the Storm earn a narrow victory.
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