NRL Round 2 – Expert Tips & Betting Odds


Gareth Widdop celebrates with Joel Thompson .


The first week of NRL tipping saw us finish 5 from 8. With a couple of big upsets with the Tigers beating the Rabbitohs by 16 points and the Dragons started their 2017 campaign off with a bang flogging the Panthers 42 – 10. Gareth Widdop was back to his best and a hat trick from big Joel Thompson sees the Dragons finishing Round 1 as competition leaders.


Roosters $1.45 v Bulldogs $2.62

To win this game the bulldogs will need to turn up from the kick off. Last week they gifted the Storm a 10 point head start in the opening 7 Minutes. The Roosters on the other hand made a statement in their Round 1 match and came out firing against the Titans, laying on 28 unanswered points in the first half. The Roosters look to be the team to beat at the moment and will make it 2 wins in a row. ROOSTERS by 10

Warriors $2.10 v Storm $1.76

The ever consistent Storm proved their defence will be tough to beat again in 2017 defending their halftime lead against the Bulldogs to take the opening round victory. The warriors came out enthusiastic and showed they can play footy though allowed the Knights back into the game with only 2 points separating the teams with only 10 mins to go. The storm discipline and defence will be too good STORM by 8

Broncos $1.84 v Cowboys $2.00

Considered the biggest rivalry in the NRL these two teams have a lot of history and love a golden point Match. The Broncos and Cowboys is always a tough and passionate game and one we all look forward to watching. The Broncos will have the advantage on Friday night with a packed home crowd Broncos by 2

Knights $2.50 v Titans $1.55

Season predictions saw the Knights would again be in for a tough year. Surprising everyone they fought back against the Warriors last week and looked like a chance to win leading by 2 points with minutes to go. To win this week the Titans will have to tighten their defence early and not allow the opposition to get out to an early head start. Titans by 12

Sea Eagles $1.67 v Rabbitohs $2.25

The Rabbitohs have suffered major injuries blows leading into the 2017 season, losing Adam Reynolds and Greg Inglis. Without these 2 key game changing players, it could be a very long year for the Rabbitohs. The Sea Eagle will be without Martin Tapau and Addin Fonua-Blake after taking the early guilty plea after both players were sighted for Shoulder Charges in round 1. With the combination of Cherry-Evans at Blake Green looking strong. Manly will be the team to beat this weekend. Manly by 10

Raiders $1.52 v Sharks $2.60

The Raiders have started the 2017 Strong though just went down to a fearless Cowboys in Townsville in Golden Point. The Raiders looked strong and will be a tough team to beat this year. The 2016 Premiers (Sharks) went down to the Broncos and will be looking to improve their defensive efforts this week. The Raiders combination of Joseph Leilua and Jordan Rapana remains strong and will prove tough to handle for the Sharks edge. Raiders by 8

Tigers $2.02 v Panthers $1.82

Both teams were involved in the two biggest upsets of the opening round, though with two very different outcomes. The Tigers beat the Rabbitohs by 16 points and the Panthers were on the end of a 32 point flogging at the hands of the dragons. The Panthers will be looking to turn things around and will be seeking redemption in Round 2. Panthers by 6

Dragons $2.10 v Eels $1.76

The Eels beat the Sea Eagles by 8 points in Round 1 with two penalty goals and a try being the difference. The Eels halves looked good form early offering creativity and keeping their cool looking for repeat sets on multiple occasions. The Dragons are currently the competition leaders and looked to have turned their 2016 form around. Gareth Widdop was on fire and with forwards Joel Thompson, Jack de Belin and Tyson Frizell leading the way. If the Dragons can take their form from Round 1 into this match they will be tough to beat. DRAGONS by 12

Please note all odds are with CrownBet and are accurate at the time of publication.


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