Here are a couple of selections from the NRL which kick off on Friday morning. It’s best to get on now at the prices. I have some more to come over later on today for Saturday. I’m sending these out early as I’ve seen the odds on these markets fall away closer to kick off.
NRL Friday 9am
Match: NQ Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
Bet: Newcastle winning margin 1-10
Stake: 2 units
Odds: 4.00 Ladbrokes, Coral 3.75 Bet365, Betway
Rationale: The Knights welcome back Kalyn Pnga this week meaning they have their 1st choice 1,6 and 7 for the first time since Round 3. The Cowboys are continuing with their plan of Martin at fb at Clifford at 6 this week which didn’t work last week and doesn’t look like it will this week either.
The Cowboys have an astonishing record of losing 1-10. Its happened in 9 of their 14 defeats. 6 of Newcastle’s 7 wins this season have come by 1-10 points therefore I think we’re a lot better off being on Newcastle 1-10 at 4.00 than Newcastle to win at 2.75
NRL Friday 10:55am
Match: Canterbury v Wests Tigers
Bet: Wests 1st Half winning margin 1-8
Odds: 3.4 Bet365
Rationale: Canterbury have lost 10 1st halves this season. Wests have done slightly better and with a few ex Bulldogs players will be keen for revenge in this one. There’s a 50 point difference between these two sides in the 1st half and at 3.4 this is good value for Wests to win this 1st half.