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Canberra Raiders

Having narrowly missed out on a premiership in 2019, the Canberra Raiders overcame some long odds to reach the preliminary finals again in 2020.

Can Ricky Stuart’s men figure in the finish once more in 2021? Let’s see where they sit in this year’s NRL betting markets.

About the Canberra Raiders

Established: 1981
Home ground: GIO Stadium
Coach: Ricky Stuart
Captains: Jarrod Croker, Josh Hodgson
Premierships: Three – 1989, 1990, 1994
2020 ladder finish: Fifth (14-6)

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Updated Canberra Raiders futures odds

2021 Premiership Make Finals Make Top 4
Feb $10 $2.50 $5.50
Mar $10 $5.50 $2.50
Apr $13 $1.25 $2.50
May $23 $1.80 $9
Jun $81 $2.75 $101
Jul $151 $5.50
Aug $67 $2.25
Sep $101 $2.65

Best Canberra Raiders bets for NRL 2021

There are dozens of NRL futures markets for the Raiders, but where are they likely to return some real value?

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2021 Canberra Raiders draw

Raiders NRL fixtures
Round Opponent Venue Date Time (ACT)
1 West Tigers GIO Stadium Saturday, March 13 3:05pm
2 Cronulla Sharks Netstrata Jubilee Staidum Sunday, March 21 5:15pm
3 New Zealand Warriors GIO Stadium Friday, March 26 2:00pm
4 Gold Coast Titans CBUS Super Stadium Saturday, April 3 6:35pm
5 Penrith Panthers Panthers Stadium Friday, April 9 7:55pm
6 Parramatta Eels GIO Stadium Saturday, April 17 7:35pm
7 North Queensland Cowboys Queensland Country Bank Stadium Saturday, April 24 7:35pm
8 South Sydney Rabbitohs GIO Stadium Thursday, April 29 7:50pm
9 Newcastle Knights McDonalds Park Friday, May 7 3:00pm
10 Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium Friday, May 14 3:00pm
11 Melbourne Storm GIO Stadium Saturday, May 22 7:35pm
12 Sydney Roosters HBF Park Saturday, May 29 7:35pm
13 BYE
14 Brisbane Bronocos GIO Stadium Saturday, June 12 7:35pm
15 St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium Saturday, June 19 5:30pm
16 Gold Coast Titans GIO Stadium Saturday, July 3 5:30pm
17 Manly Seas Eagles Lottoland Thursday, July 8 7:50pm
18 Cronulla Sharks GIO Stadium Friday, July 16 3:00pm
19 Parramatta Eels Bankwest Stadium Saturday, July 22 7:50pm
20 Newcastle Knights McDonald Jones Stadium Saturday, July 31 5:30pm
21 St George Illawarra Dragons GIO Stadium Friday, August 6 6:00pm
22 Melbourne Storm AAMI Park Thursday, August 12 7:50pm
23 Manly Sea Eagles GIO Stadium Friday, August 20 6:00pm
24 New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium Friday, August 27 :30pm
25 Sydney Roosters GIO Stadium Thursday, September 2 7:50pm

Raiders players to watch in 2021

Jack Wighton NRL bettingJack Wighton
Born: 4/2/1993
Games: 178
Tries: 59
Position: Five-Eighth

The previous two seasons have been standouts for Jack Wighton. Ricky Stuart made the decision to move him from fullback into the five-eighth position after signing Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, and the Raiders have gone on to make the grand final in 2019 and the last four in 2020. Wighton has managed to win the 2019 Clive Churchill Medal and the 2020 Dally M Medal in that time, also playing a big role in the 2019 State of Origin victory for the New South Wales team. He played 22 out of the 23 games for Canberra last year, scoring 13 tries with eight try assists and an average of 276.8 kicking metres. All eyes will be on him this season to see if he can back it up again.

Josh Papalii NRL bettingJosh Papalii
Born: 13/5/1992
Games: 219
Tries: 52
Position: Prop

Crowned the Meninga Medalist for the club’s Player of the Season on three occasions, Josh Papalii has established himself as one of the best props in the game. Having played most of his career in the second-row, he was switched over to the middle in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. Playing 22 out of the 23 games last season, Papalii had 44 tackle breaks and a 96% tackle efficiency. When the Raiders are close to the line and need someone to break through the defence, this is the player they go to. We are expecting another big year from Papalii.

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad NRL bettingCharnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Born: 2/8/1993
Games: 54
Tries: 25
Position: Fullback

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad made the switch from the New Zealand Warriors at the start of 2019 and quickly established himself as a key player for the Canberra Raiders. His hustle and bustle in the fullback role has allowed Jack Wighton step into the five-eighth slot, which has had an enormous impact on Canberra’s fortunes. CNK had 70 tackle breaks last season, and we are expecting a similar level of output from him in 2021.

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