AFTER an NRL-free weekend following the ANZAC test, we are back full swing into the club footy.
The BettingSite.com.au team is looking to rebound after the Cowboys capitulated badly against Parramatta at home, costing us what would have been a tasty return on our multi a fortnight ago.
North Queensland is now without their superstar captain Johnathan Thurston for the foreseeable future after he injured his shoulder, so they look to be a safe team to bet against until he returns.
We have been stiffed by a single result in our last two multis, but this week we are certain that we have the parlay to deliver a return for us.
All odds for the tenth week of the NRL action were provided by Crownbet.com.au.
Selections for the Round 10 NRL multi of the week:
Cronulla Sharks to beat St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.40)
Penrith Panthers to beat New Zealand Warriors ($1.73)
Melbourne Storm to defeat Gold Coast Titans ($1.38)
Canberra Raiders to win against Newcastle Knights ($1.21)
St George Illawarra Dragons vs. Cronulla Sharks
Friday, May 12 from 6 pm AEST, UOW Jubilee Oval, Sydney
The top-two St George Illawarra host the reigning premier and third placed Sharks to kick off the NRL multi this weekend, and we are expecting the Dugan-less Dragons.
A fortnight ago the Dragons were smashed off the park by Melbourne in the top-of-the-table clash, and have since lost their star fullback Josh Dugan after the former Raider suffered a fractured cheekbone against New Zealand in the ANZAC test.
After a dynamic start to the year the Dragons have lost two games in a row and their momentum has halted. A third straight loss could have dire consequences for them.
Almost twice the amount of money for this match has been gambled on the Sharks at Sportsbet.com.au and we think that is a smart investment. The Sharks should leapfrog the Dragons into second place following a win on Friday.
Cronulla Sharks to win – $1.40
Penrith Panthers vs. New Zealand Warriors
Saturday, May 13 from 3 pm AEST, CBUS Pepper Stadium, Penrith
Both the Warriors and the Panthers will look to kick-start their seasons after a disappointing opening third to their respective 2017 campaigns.
After providing a number of representatives for both sides of the ANZAC test, Penrith and New Zealand will take close to full strength teams into this weekend’s match.
Penrith will be looking to continue the travel woes for the Warriors this season given the Kiwis have not won in four attempts away from the homeland, and round ten might be the perfect opportunity to get their season on track.
The one-time premiership favourite Panthers are far too classy to be where they are on the ladder right now and we are backing them to get their campaign on the rails ending into the middle stages of the season.
Penrith Panthers to win – $1.73
Melbourne Storm vs. Gold Coast Titans
Saturday, May 13 from 5.30 pm AEST, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
A ‘home’ game looms for the Storm at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday as the Melbournites travel to face the Gold Coast Titans in Queensland.
Whichever way you look at it however, the history does not read well for the Titans.
While Gold Coast will be thankful they do not travel to Melbourne – where they have won just twice in the last ten years – the Storm’s record at Suncorp is imposing. The men in purple have lost just three times in the last 15 matches they have played at Suncorp.
A win on Saturday would hand the Storm their fifth straight win over the Titans, which has included massive 28 and 38 point wins in the last two meetings.
We expect the trend to continue as the $3.75 premiership favouites at Sportsbet.com.au continue to put a gap between themselves and the rest of the competition.
Melbourne Storm to win – $1.38
Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders
Sunday, May 14 from 2 pm AEST, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
The Knights and the Raiders round out our round ten multi at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Sunday, and we are expecting the visitors to bring us home in style.
The representative break came at an ideal time for both sides who put together disgraceful performances in round nine. Canberra in particular were terrible against a Canterbury outfit they really should be hammering.
The good thing for the Raiders is the fact that they get a bounce back game against a team they have dominated in recent times. The Green Machine has only lost once its past seven matches against the Knights.
Canberra is too good of a side to go down to Newcastle. This is our best head-to-head bet of the weekend and the perfect way to close out our multi.
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