2016 NRL Round 11 Betting Tips

May 19, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips, NRL Tips

2016 NRL Round 11

Ten weeks down as we march forward during the 2016 NRL season. The top of the ladder is a three-way tie between the Broncos, the Sharks and the Storm all sitting on 16 points. Lets drive in to this week’s action with our NRL Round 11 betting tips.

North Queensland Cowboys Vs Brisbane Broncos (Friday, May 20 at 7:50PM AEST)

Friday night is an all Queensland affair as the Cowboys host the Broncos in Townsville. The Broncos are currently sitting atop the ladder, while the reigning premiers are sitting in 4th position. Back in Round 4 was the first grand final rematch for the 2016 season. The Broncos managed to walk away with the victory after an 85th minute golden point field gold by Anthony Milford. The Cowboys attack was stronger on the night, though errors handed the Broncos four penalty goals.

The Cowboys went down to Storm last weekend – coincidentally at Brisbane’s home ground Suncorp. This week, however, they are back at home and ready to crack the whip and break the wild Broncos. The Powerhouse of Jonathan Thurston, Michael Morgan and Lachlan Coote are all in great form for the Cowboys. Thurston will make his 250th appearance for the club. Looking strong on the right side are Justin O’neill and Kyle Feldt. O’Neill has 6 tries, 1 try assist and 5 line breaks for the season and Feldt has 6 tries 1 try assist and 4 line breaks.

Brisbane however are sitting on top of the ladder for good reason. They are clearly dominating the competition. Last week they stomped Manly 30-8. The Broncos are simply the best attacking team in the competition this season and the second best defensively. There are several changes for the usually unchanged Broncos line up with Adam Blair, Alex Glenn and Andrew McCullough all returning to the side with Herman Ese’ese, Jai Arrow and Travis Waddell being omitted.

These are two of the best teams currently in the NRL. We are predicting a close high scoring game with neither team allowing the other to slip away.

Bet On: Either team by under 6.5 – $2.45 at CrownBet

New Zealand Warriors Vs Canberra Raiders (Saturday, May 21 at 5:30PM AEST)

Neither of these teams had a successful Round 10, with the Warriors going down to the Panthers 30-18 and the Raiders shock loss to the Dragons 16-12. Both are currently sitting outside the top 8, but a win could see either team finish the weekend in the top half.

The Injury list for the Warriors is still taking its toll in New Zealand. This week Simon Mannering will make his long awaited return. His maturity will hopefully bring a sense of stability which will help the Warriors play out an entire 80 minutes. Last week they started strongly against the Panthers before trailing off in the second half. As well as Mannering, Sam Lisone and Toafofoa Sipley have been named with Charlie Gubb and Solomone Kata being omitted.

The Raiders were unlucky last weekend with the Dragons scoring a golden point try to seal the deal. A string of individual errors cost the Raiders last week so you can bet they’ll be rectifying that this weekend.

Offensively the Raiders are the superior side. With a strong edge game and having scored 39 tries this season it not hard to see them taking home to two points on Saturday. The trip to Auckland is never easy but we are predicting a close win for the visitors.

Bet On: Canberra Raiders 1-12 – $3.25 at CrownBet

Canterbury Bulldogs Vs Sydney Roosters (Sunday, May 22 at 4:00PM AEST)

The Bulldogs are up and down this season. Some weeks their forward pack looks the strongest in the league, and others it looks like swiss cheese. When they hold together they can stop anyone. They did just that last weekend when they kept the Wests to just 4 points on their 36-4 drumming on Sunday. Adam Elliot and Lloyd Perrett and both been named to an extended bench but look unlikely to play.

The Roosters aren’t fairing so well either this season. They Currently sit in 14th position having won only 2 games this year. This isn’t really all that surprising with several big players leaving during the off season, including James Maloney and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. The Rooster are now a very young and mostly inexperienced side. since Mitchell Pearce returned a few weeks ago there has been a noticeable improvement and we expect that to continue moving forward. The only inclusion for the Roosters is Connor Watson, named on an extended bench.

While we believe the Rooster will make a push for this one, we think the Bulldogs will just be strong enough to hold them off in a close one.

Bet On: Canterbury Bulldogs 1-12 – $2.95 at CrownBet

Parramatta Eels Vs Melbourne Storm (Monday, May 23 at 7:00PM AEST)

Parramatta continues to fuel the NRL news cycle as they attempt to resign existing players and position themselves for a legitimate run at the premiership. Last weekend many tipped they would use all their off-field dramas as ammunition against the Rabbitohs and win by a substantial margin. Well that didn’t happen. After a strong start fro the home side, they slipped away during the second and allowed the Rabbitohs to capture victory in the dying minutes losing 22-20.

The Eels attack last week felt sorely on the shoulders of Semi Radradra who scored 3 tries including 2 line breaks and ran the ball 135 metres. Keiran Foran is still unavailable for the Eels and his absence is taking a huge toll.

Storm took their skills north last weekend managing to sneak away with a one-point victory thanks to a late Cameron Smith field goal. Despite a slow start by their standards Storm managed to take the lead before half time and then held off a firing Cowboys team in the second. Storm have made a single change to there interchange lineup with Christian Welch Nichol being named to replace Ben Hampton.

We’d never like to say a games a walk in the park, but this one does seem like that. Storm are running on all cylinders with two thirds of the ‘big 3’ in excellent form. Parramatta will suffer back-to-back at home losses on Monday night. The just aren’t currently on Melbourne’s attacking level and Storm wont slow down for them. We’re expecting a big score from the Storm.

Bet On: Melbourne Strom +13 – $4.80 at CrownBet

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