2016 NRL Preliminary Finals Betting Tips

September 21, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips, NRL Tips

NRL Prelim Finals Betting Tips

The 2016 NRL Preliminary Finals take place this weekend!

Two massive matches which we have NRL betting tips for below!

Cronulla Sharks Vs North Queensland Cowboys (Friday, 23 September)

After a tough battle against the Broncos last weekend, the reigning premier North Queensland Cowboys are in excellent form as we head into Friday night’s clash against the Cronulla Sharks. But it won’t be easy as the Sharks are fresh after the break and are looking as dangerous as they have all season.

The Sharks will welcome back their captain Paul Gallen this week. His inclusion makes the Sharks forward pack one of the toughest in the competition. Andrew Fifita will as always make his presence known, averaging 164 metres per game along with 19 hitups and 30 tackles. James Maloney has had a topsy-turvy career. He has found form this season and have been on a mission to prove his critics wrong. Against the Raiders, Maloney’s kicking game was on point, he kicked 4 goals, made 27 tackles and ran the ball 47 metres. Along with the ‘G’ Train, the Sharks have recalled Sam Tagataese, he will join an extended bench while Jesse Sene-Lefao has been omitted.

The Cowboys didn’t start too flash last week in Townsville. But they certainly got the job done when it mattered. They weren’t in control early in the match and had to solely rely on their defensive skills. Coen Hess broke the Cowboys drought before Justin O’neill piled on back-to-back tries to send the game in to golden point territory. Michael Morgan sealed the Broncos fate crossing the line in the 85th minute. Kane Linnett has been named to return to the Cowboys centres, with Kalyn Ponga being omitted.

The Sharks are certainly a band of misfits, made up of senior players brought in from other clubs and we think these misfits can go all the way.

Tip: Cronulla Sharks by 1-12 point – $3.30 at CrownBet

Melbourne Storm Vs Canberra Raiders (Saturday, 24 September)

The minor premiers will host yet another semi final at home this weekend after the Melbourne Storm earned the week off after defeating the Cowboys 16-10 a fortnight ago. As the careers of the ‘Big 3′ begin to wind up, there were plenty of questions as to who would take on the mantle. Jesse Bromwich, Will Chambers and Kevin Proctor were dubbed to next Big 3 last season. But much of this seasons success has been on the backs of Dale Finucane, Tohu Harris and Cameron Munster. The point I’m trying to make here is Melbourne Storm has an incredible amount of depth and aren’t relying on the same few players to get the job done.

The Raiders haven’t had much finals success in the last two decades, but this season they have been the quiet achievers. The first half of last week’s game felt like Raiders’ training session. They simply had no opposition. The Panthers did make a run in the second half but it was too late with the Raiders winning 22-12. Blake Austin was dominant at five-eighth. He notched up 31 metres, 13 tackles and a try, all while shifting the ball out to the right side where Jordan Rapana was waiting with 139 metres, a line break and a try.

Neither team is making any changes this weekend. While both teams want to go to the dance, we believe Melbourne are the superior side and they will taste victory once again.

Tip: Melbourne Storm 13+ – $2.70 at CrownBet

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