It’s that time of the week again for some best bets!
Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Last week, the Panthers played one of the best games they have played in the past three years, beating their ‘bogeyman’ of the Melbourne Storm.
The Rabbitohs have won their last two games which were against the Titans and Warriors.
Panthers the last couple rounds have played highly competitive and physical games.
As a fan these, are the games you look back at and think that’s where the season changed.
Beating a team like the Storm can do wonders for the teams confidence and helps elevate their level of play.
The Rabbitohs have been struggling this season, and playing two bad teams helped to put the team back on track.
The attack has been the main problem for the Rabbitohs but the last two rounds have helped improve and develop their attack.
Both teams are high in confidence and will be raring to go.
But, I think the Panthers are still being disrespected by only making them a -1 favourite.
They are not being treated like a top three team who just had a win over a team that has beaten them for years.
If Cleary and Luai can do what they did last week, I cant imagine the Rabbitohs being able to contain this young, fresh and exciting Panthers team.
PANTHERS ARE WE READY READY!
Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors
Personally, as a part of my weird gambling brain, I NEVER bet on the Storm after a loss.
Even if I tried to bet against them, I think my body will reject it and wouldn’t be physically capable of placing the bet.
The Warriors who have struggled this season now have lost their coach in Stephen Kearney.
This really stunned me, as I thought he has done a good job developing some young talent, but also creating a blueprint for that the Warriors are as a team.
This news was also a shock to the players, as they have little understanding like myself on why he was sacked.
This could severely affect the attitude of this young group who hasn’t experiences this type of change in a middle of a NRL season.
The Warriors still have great leaders in their team like RTS, Blake Green and Adam Blair, and are always capable of beating very goods sides when no one expects it.
However, while the Warriors can do magical things, I think the Storm have the formula to beat this Warriors team, as in the past eight games the Storm are 8-0.
Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders
The Raiders are in a slump at the moment, as their attack hasn’t been effective.
They are struggling to generate momentum and score points.
This was evident in their loss to a severely injured Manly team, where they were only able to generate six points.
The only notable team change is that Nathan Brown is suspended……again and the Raiders are at full strength.
The Eels are on the other side of the spectrum, as they have become the NRL media’s darling team.
They are in the spotlight for valid reasons, as they have one of the best forward packs in the competition and arguably the best spine.
The Eels are an aggressive team and are always looking to attack the opposition and utilise their weapons.
This is evident through them leading the NRL in offloads, 2nd in line breaks and 5th in total points.
With the Raiders focusing on their attack and the Eels being as explosive as they are, this game will go over the low total.