Eels vs Titans
As each week goes by we start to see who is going to be a player in September and who is just pretending. The Eels where flying high for over a month then came crashing back to earth last week with a poor effot against the Knights. If the Eels want a shot at a top 4 they must win here and win well they avarge 44 meters a set which is ranked in the top 4 of the comp the Titans average 33 meters a set which is bottom half of the field . The Eels defence has been standing up this year with the odd slip up but the response this week fron the Eels will see what they are all about come finals.
Prediction Eels by 18
Best bet Eels line -14
Warriors vs Bunnies
All that is left for these two teams this year is ladder position and pride. Souths had a very good win last start and has a bit of momentum while the ever disappointing Warriors who always seem to promise so much got pumped by the Raiders. The Warriors defense is at breaking point and given the South Sydney team has scoring power it is hard to see how the Warriors stop the scoring. The warriors attack is weekend even further this week with Ben Matulino rubbed out,they lack the depth and tallent to fill that void.
Prediction Souths by 14
Best bet Souths line -8.5
Broncos vs Dragons
The inform Broncos take on the misfiring Dragons, the last few weeks the broncos have got there settled team back and now look like a real threat to the flag. On the flip side the Dragons have had a few slip ups of late and it doesnt get any better they have not won at this ground since 2009. They come up against a side that over the last two weeks have scored 86 points and keeping their oppositions to just 10. Brisbane have conceded the fewest meters gained of any team over the last 2 weeks and given the Dragons defensive woes and lack of run at the moment it’s hard to see the dragons winning. The Dragons have to win to stay in the finals race but come up against the hottest team im the comp.
Prediction Broncos win by 16
Best bet Broncos line bet -12.5
Cowboys vs Sharks
This one should be a belter both teams need wins and will play finals both teams have had losses but the Cowboys have had injuries, which is testing their depth. The Sharks have won 3 in a row against the cowboys and will look to make it 4. The Sharks have conceded a season average of fewer than three tries per game but the last 2 weeks have let in more tris. With finals around the corner they will want to fix that up fast, their completion rate is around 80 percent this season and will look to really stretch the Cowboys depth. The Cowboys will bring 100 percent to this game and if the Sharks take them lightly the Cowboys will run away with it.
Prediction sharks by 6
Best bet sharks line -3.5
Raiders vs Panthers
To say this is a final and a must win for both teams is an understatement. It’s a simple equation for the Canberra Raiders to have a hope to remain in the hunt for a finals they must win, but lose and their season is officially over. On the flip side if Penrith come out on top and win it would see them potentially climb as high as fourth pending other results, while a loss could see them drop out of the top eight altogether. The Raiders have a good defence and hold a nice record against the Pantehrs in Canberra. The Panthers have won 6 games in a row and always rise for the challenge and this game will be a cracker with the result hard to split
Prediction Pantehrs by 2
Best bet tri bet either team under 10.5
Bulldogs vs Manly
A finals spot is on the cards for Manly who can lock it up with a win today. Manly had a slip up last week and if they are not careful the Bulldogs will take them down with nothing left to play for but pride and to end another teams Year. Cherry-Evans has been a man inform this year with the most tri assist of any player. The Bulldogs have had a hard time scoring with only the 278 points scored this year while manly have got 200 more points and can really turn it on it just deponds which team will turn up. If manly are serious about finals football they need to put 80 mins together today and come away with a win.
Prediction Manly by 14
Best bet Manly line -12