|Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers NRL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|NRL betting odds||Broncos $1.71 at Sportsbet | Tigers $2.25 at BetOnline|
|When||Sunday, July 18 at 4:05pm AEST|
|Where||Suncorp Stadium – Brisbane, Queensland|
|Last time they met||Tigers 48-0 Broncos (R10, 2020)|
|Watch live||Nine, Foxtel, Kayo|
The Brisbane Broncos will be looking for a second-consecutive win on Sunday afternoon when the Wests Tigers come to town in round 18 of the 2021 NRL season.
Suncorp Stadium is set to become the centre of the NRL universe for the coming weeks, so this should be a good taste of what is to come for prime-time Sunday afternoon football at the best rugby league venue in the country.
The Broncos have made steady improvements over the course of the season and come into this game as the $1.71 favourite with NRL betting sites. Their last outing was a 26-18 win against Cronulla, and they’ll be boosted by Kotoni Staggs playing his second game back from a knee reconstruction.
The Tigers have been in free fall and showed in the last few weeks they have no desire to defend, conceding 144 points in their last three games. This is a game they should win on paper, but as the $2.25 outsider, it shows just how badly they’re underperforming.
Broncos vs Tigers betting preview
The bye may have come at the wrong time for the Broncos after their stirring performance at home a fortnight ago. Their back five on paper look quite likely with good size on the wing and strike in the centres. Kotoni Staggs in his second game back is $10 to score the first try and should be given every consideration. He is being marked by a debutant in Junior Pauga, so he has a strength advantage over the young pup.
A two-leg multi for Xavier Coates and Corey Oates to both score at any time can fetch you a price of $2.90, which is terrific value. Both Tigers wingers gave up hat-tricks to their opposite numbers in their last start, so you’d have to feel good on that double if you’re a Broncos fan.
The Brisbane forward pack can more than match the Tigers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see them as the favourite for this game. The 1-12 margin for the Broncos at $3.10 is going to be a popular pick.
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One statistic that does come as a bit of a surprise is the Wests Tigers winning six of their last nine games in Queensland as the betting underdog, so perhaps all is not lost for them this Sunday? One market fans can cash in on is the over 51.5 total points at $1.90. Seven of the Tigers’ last eight games have gone over the line, and you have to think a game between two of the worst defensive sides is going to see plenty of point scoring.
Ken Maumalo at $11 looks a good shout for the first try if you think the Tigers can get across the stripe first, while Adam Doueihi at $3.60 looks good value in the anytime tryscorer market. The +3.5 line also looks the best option for the Tigers, as they’ve covered in four of their last five against the Broncos.
Key matchup: Tyson Gamble vs Adam Doueihi
Tyson Gamble has been a good contributor for the Broncos this season and recently signed a contract extension, so how he plays opposite Adam Doueihi is going to be critical to the outcome of this contest. Both have halves inside them who have been underwhelming for a good while now, so it is up to these guys to create points for their respective teams.
Broncos vs Tigers tips & value bets
Winning margin: Brisbane Broncos by 1-12 points
Brisbane will get another win as the ‘Kevolution’ gathers some momentum. Take them at the 1-12 margin and you should have a good Sunday afternoon.
Brisbane Broncos by 1-12 points
Same game multi: 4 legs @ $30.75
Broncos 1-12 with Xavier Coates, Corey Oates and Adam Doueihi to all score a try gives us a nice price of $30.75.
Broncos 1-12 / Coates anytime / Oates anytime / Doueihi anytime
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