NRL Indigenous Round continues with the second game of Friday night heading north to Brisbane as the Broncos host the Titans. The NRL has produced some impressive matches recently and this game has the potential to do the same.
Hopefully, this NRL betting preview can build on that momentum and return a windfall for punters. It’s Friday night, Suncorp Stadium and the Broncos are playing – with their improved performance the positive energy is building around this club the fans will be out to ensure their team has the advantage in more ways than one.
Brisbane Broncos vs Gold Coast Titans
Suncorp Stadium, Friday 27th May, 7:55pm (EST)
1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Ezra Mam 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan Interchange: 14. Cory Paix 15. Kobe Hetherington 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Keenan Palasia 18. Brenko Lee
Gold Coast Titans
1. Jayden Campbell 2. Corey Thompson 3. Brian Kelly 4. Esan Marsters 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Alexander Brimson 7. Toby Sexton 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Jarrod Wallace 11. Isaac Liu 12. Beau Fermor 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui Interchange: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Sam Lisone 18. Paul Turner
This Queensland rivalry isn’t what it once was and as it stands, it is only the Broncos who are performing at a consistent, high level. The Titans are far worse off, and it was highlighted in their inability to pressure the Sharks last week in their match. A late try only flattered them on the scoreboard as they were defeated 25-18.
The Broncos extended their winning streak to 5-games, overcoming a tricky Newcastle team at home. Always expected to win, the Broncos had to produce some impressive passages of play, eventually prevailing comfortably 36-12. It was made more pleasing by the fact that Adam Reynolds was missing. Sitting 5th on the ladder, teams are wary of what this team offers and will be out to combat what they have. They will have to do it the hard way again, as Reynolds is missing through injury.
Despite the loss of their star recruit and key play maker, the Broncos are still favourites, but the price is far too short. They were somewhat lucky last week as the Knights failed to make them pay for their mistakes and, once they cracked, their opponent’s confidence allowed them to dominate. This game will be far different with the Titans expected to lift against their closest rival; regardless of their standing on the ladder, they always seem to put in a better performance.
They have won 3 out of the past 4 games against the Broncos and have enough potential to keep their opponents honest. The line (7.5) is very generous considering this. Sure, it is a risk investing on the Titans to ‘turn up’ but the reward (and assistance with the line) make it very enticing.
Campbell & Cobbo Anytime Tryscorers ($5.00 at Ladbrokes)
Total Over 41.5 ($1.90 at Ladbrokes)
$1.90 (1.5 Units)