2016 NRL Round 5 Betting Tips

March 31, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips, NRL Tips

NRL Round 5

Round 4 of the NRL was full of upsets as the Rabbitohs went down to the Bulldogs, the Titans triumphed against the Raiders and the Sharks swam through a fierce Storm. Let’s see what this week throws up as we off our NRL Round 5 betting tips

Manly Sea Eagles Vs South Sydney Rabbitohs (Thursday, March 31)

Last weekend the Rabbitohs barely showed up. It became clear that without Sam Burgess they simply struggle in defence. They conceded 6 tries in the 1st half before hitting the scoreboard in the 62nd minute. When Sam returns on Thursday night, it’s likely we will see the Rabbitohs we enjoyed earlier in the season. The Rabbitohs have elected to name both Sam and Tom Burgess who are returning from injury. Sam will take the field as starting Prop and Tom has been listed on an extended bench.

The Sea Eagles, meanwhile, won last week against the Roosters. They were lucky to come away with the victory, winning on the back of Jamie Lyons kicking. He converted 3 tries and 2 penalty goals. Martin Taupau will return this week from his suspension, though the Sea Eagles will be without Daly Cherry Evans for the next month due to an ankle injury. Apisai Koroisau will replace DCE at halfback.

The Sea Eagles have managed to string a couple of wins together in recent times and with the Rabbitohs coming off back-to-back losses, they will be pretty confident. Unfortunately for Manly, the sheer size of the Rabbitohs will be their undoing. Souths need to win in order to reignite their season.

Bet On: South Sydney Rabbitohs -6.5 – $1.92 at CrownBet.

Gold Coast Titans Vs Brisbane Broncos (Friday, April 1)

The Titans weren’t really expected to win many games this season, but after four rounds they’re sitting fourth with 3 victories and a 16-point differential. They’ve managed to knock off the Knights, the Wests Tigers and the Raiders. Now of course these aren’t exactly the best teams in the competition, but then again a wins a win and confidence is high on the Gold Coast. Tyrone Roberts is struggling with bone bruising to the knee, he’ll be replaced at five-eighth.

When the Broncos take the field on Friday night they will be the dominant force. The Titans have enjoyed some success this season, but all things must come to an end. Brisbane welcome back both Corey Oates and Jack Reed, while losing Greg Eden and Lachlan Maranta. We think Brisbane will deliver a brutal blow to the Titans. Anthony Milford is on fire this season, he is averaging over 100 metres per game and has crossed the line four times this season.

This one looks pretty simple.

Bet On: Brisbane Broncos 13+ – $1.92 at CrownBet

North Queensland Cowboys Vs St George Illawarra Dragons (Saturday, April 2)

Last year’s Premiers have been unlucky so far this season. With two wins, two loses under their belts they are sitting 8th on the ladder – despite being the 2nd highest scoring side in the competition. This week, debutant Javid Dowen is the only change to the Cowboys line up. He will replace Kane Linnett in the Centres.

St George are traveling about as well as we expected. They picked up a clutch win against the Panthers last week. They have named Benji Marshall at Halfback, with Josh McCrone named on an extended bench.

The Cowboys are the superior team. JT and his men are fast, strong and determined. Lachlan Coote has been having a great season at fullback. The Cowboys spread the load like no other team. They simply don’t have that one player who teams need to stop to insure victory. This one shouldn’t be too hard for the home team.

Bet On: North Queensland Cowboys -12.5 – $1.92 CrownBet

Parramatta Eels Vs Penrith Panthers (Sunday, April 3)

The Eels are 3-1 this season, having scored a lowly 52 points in four games. They haven’t been the most dynamic team this season, but they have been getting the job done. Coach Brad Arthur is obviously happy with the team’s direction electing to name an unchanged line up. Semi Radradra is leading the charge once again, with a staggering 545 metres gained this season. Top that with two tries and you can see why he is such a valued commodity.

The Panthers, however, are in all sorts. They’ve hand a rough run so far this season. Injuries are plaguing them for yet another season. They’ll look to turn things around this week when Matt Moylan returns to fullback replacing Will Smith.

The Eels left edge, and in particular Semi Radradra, is so strong the Panthers will have to be on fire defensively. That isn’t to discount the Panthers own left edge. Josh Mansour is a machine, he has 738 metre gained this season. This one is hard to predict, it will be extremely close.

Bet On: Either Team by under 6.5 Points – $3.20 at CrownBet

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