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Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors Betting

NRL Round 13 Betting: Sydney Roosters Vs New Zealand Warriors – Saturday 4th of June 2011

The delayed telecast game on Fox Sports Super Saturday will see the Roosters trying to exact revenge on the Warriors as they meet for the second time in the space of 8 weeks at the SFS. The Warriors won the previous encounter in NZ by 24-12, in an error ridden game.

The Roosters are on the verge of doing something I have never seen by going from Spooners to Grand Finalists to Spooners in the space of 3 seasons. They are in such rut at the moment, I wouldn’t be surprised to Gus Gould became the Director of coaching of them at the same time as the Panthers. They got up a couple of weeks ago against the Knights by a measly two points (albeit without Mitchell Pearce), which makes it 1 win from their last 7!

The Warriors were my dark horse of 2011 in my pre-season write up. Since losing 3 straight to start the season they have come good. Wins in the last 5 in a row, 6 of their last 7, is mighty impressive. The Draw has been kind to them with 5 of their 6 wins coming from teams in the bottom 8, the only one on the top side being the Storm in Round 7.

Casualties

Roosters

Mitchell Aubusson

Anthony Cherrington

Martin Kennedy

Sam Perrett

Mose Masoe

Phil Graham

Kane Linnet

Warriors

Jerome Ropati

Lance Hohaia

Sam Rapira

Roosters Preview – LLLWL

The Roosters have about 2 cylinders firing out of a possible 8 at the moment. Smithy needs to do something to get their attitudes right as they are losing winnable matches. Not much positive can be said about the Roosters this year, they will make for good feather dusters is about all.

I still can’t believe that Justin Carney can get a run in first grade. I don’t care how many injuries a team has, he should never be playing in this grade. Worse yet he has been moved into the centre position… I guess this will stop them from targeting him with bombs. In a nut shell, they are in desperate need of Sam Perrett.

Warriors Preview – WWWWW

The Warriors have been very fortunate with injuries this year, their only real problem being Manu Vatuvei for about 2 months. Vatuvei came back in Round 9 against the Titans and they have won every game since, but he has not been the difference.

Young 5/8 James Maloney has been controlling the team well all over the park and has also been dominating with a smart kicking game. His kicking was his best asset of 2010 and he has rediscovered the good form which has led to good results for the team.

Prediction

The Warriors have been hammering the Roosters for a few years now with the last 5 in a row going to the Kiwis. 4 of these 5 matches have been played in NZ though, and the Roosters have finally decided that letting them have a home game is not such a good thing. This doesn’t mean too much though, as the Warriors have also won 8 of the last 10 and one draw back in 2007. The Warriors will be too strong for the Roosters and will disappoint the home crowd. Warriors 1-12.

Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors Best Bets

This is almost even odds, which makes me sick to think that people still believe the Roosters can win games. The Warriors are paying a massive $1.80 for the win at Sportingbet Australia. If you fancy the 1-12 Sportingbet also have best odds @ $3.50