NRL Round 7 Betting: Wests Tigers Vs Brisbane Broncos – Friday 22nd Of April 2011
The QLD team Friday night match for Good Friday sees the injury ridden Tigers hosting the surprise packet Broncos at the SFS. I tipped the Titans to get up against the Tigers last week and was regretting it 13 minutes into the game with the Tigers up 14-0, the Titans then usurped the Tigers all over the pitch with 20 points unanswered. I was unsuccessful in tipping against the Broncos last Saturday when they met the Roosters at Gosford where they once agains showed their steely defence to win by a comfortable 24-6.
The Broncos have the best record of any team against the Tigers since amalgamation, winning 13 of 18 with 1 draw.
The Tigers are 50/50 this year after 6 rounds of NRL action. Their most impressive win coming against the Rabbits 2 weeks ago where they scored 30 points straight to win 30-6. Last week they played well for the first half of the match, but their must have been something in the water as the Titans played well for the last 67 minutes of the game to win by 6.
The Tigers will enjoy a home crowd at the SFS, and this being the first of 5 days of holidays for most people will see a good crowd turn up. Benji Marshall is still continuing with his good form and there is a massive bounce back factor to consider as the Tigers have had 2 good wins after their first 2 losses this year.
Every time I watch the Broncos I have to start pinching myself. How can a team of relative no names pull of the best defence in the league? The Roosters did bomb a few good opportunites which ruined their momentum, but the Broncos played well enough to keep them to just 6 points. It wasn’t until the last quarter of the match that they let points get on the score board against them.
Darren Lockyer played very well, so too did Peter Wallace, Corey Parker, Hodges (very well) and Gerard Beale. Their commitment in defence is second to none, all night I was watching their speed off the line as well as the number of players getting involved in tackles. There were very few tackles without 3 players involved, and even a couple with 5. This is the sort of defence that wins big games, Anthony Griffin has done something right at the club.
The Tigers are up against the number 2 team in the competition Brisbane Broncos. The Tigers are averaging just 20 ppg for and 18 ppg against. The Broncos on the other hand are averaging 18 for and just 8 against, their most against in week 1 versus the Cowboys where they lost 16-14. This is the best points ratio in the completion at 214%. Broncos will win their 6th in a row by 1-12 to upset the Tigers faithful.
The Broncos are paying $2.20 through Sports bet Australia which is very good odds for the team that is going to win this one. They have also won 8 of their last 9 at the SFS, so I’m getting on 1-12 which is $3.70 through Sportingbet Australia.