Round 4 in the NRL season gets underway on Thursday night as the Gold Coast Titans take on the Wests Tigers from Cbus Super Stadium at 8.05pm! Greg Davis is back with us once again to run you through his preview and best bets for the game below.
Remember to check out our NRL Tips page for betting tips on all eight games in Round 4 of the season.
Gold Coast Titans vs Wests Tigers Betting Tips
Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, Thursday 31st March, 8.05pm
Gold Coast Titans
1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Thompson 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Greg Marzhew 6. AJ Brimson 7. Toby Sexton 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Isaac Liu 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Will Smith 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Kevin Proctor 18. Jarrod Wallace 19. Esan Marsters 20. Sam McIntyre 21. Paul Turner 22. Sosefo Fifita 23. Tony Francis 24. Jacob Allick
1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Oliver Gildart 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Jock Madden 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Kelma Tuilagi 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Alex Twal 16. Luke Garner 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Thomas Mikaele 19. Starford To'a 20. Jake Simpkin 21. Austin Dias 22. Tukimihia Simpkins 23. Junior Tupou 24. Ruatapu Ngatikaur.
LET’S be honest. This match-up is probably a strange choice to occupy the Thursday night marquee timeslot.
Even when the draw was done last year, it was still a peculiar decision. The Titans and Tigers don’t exactly scream blockbuster, do they?
But hey, it won’t be boring and you can safely say that anything could – and probably will – happen. Calamity awaits.
The Titans are 1-2 after three rounds and are in the neighbourhood of $1.25 in head-to-head betting against the Tigers who are the only winless side remaining in the competition. You can get almost $4 in head-to-head betting for them.
The Gold Coast can really pile on the points when they get on a roll but the problem for the men from the tourist strip is that they can concede points just as rapidly.
Last week’s loss to Canberra was textbook Titans.
The Gold Coast scored four tries in 22 minutes and held that commanding advantage until just before halftime.
From that point, the Green Machine score five unanswered tries to claim a 24-22 victory and complete the biggest comeback in Canberra’s 40-year history.
So Gold Coast. Just so Gold Coast.
The Titans will hand new recruit Jamayne Isaako his club debut with regular fullback Jayden Campbell (ribs) out of action while Corey Thompson replaces Phillip Sami (Covid) on the wing.
The Tigers have been battered from pillar to post on and off the field again in 2022. If you ever want to locate drama/controversy/trouble, just call the Tigers because they know how to find it.
Coach Michael Maguire is under the pump again. This time around club legend and Tigers assistant coach Robbie Farah has denied firing off a verbal spray towards Maguire during the loss to New Zealand when an officiating error cost the club a possible – and crucial - try
It’s always something with the Tigers who have spent the best part of a decade in the NRL finals wilderness.
Centre James Roberts, winger Ken Maumalo and backrower Kelma Tuilagi all return for the Tigers who gave the Storm a major fright in the season-opener but have looked well below the standard in losses to Newcastle and the Warriors.
The Tigers should be desperate. So too the Titans given their capitulation in the capital. It feels like it is going to be one of those helter-skelter style matches that will be low on quality but high on entertainment.
The Tigers have only scored 32 points across 240 minutes of football while conceding 68 (16 of those 32 points were in the clash with the Storm).
But the Titans have conceded an NRL-worst 74 points. If any team is going to play the Wests’ attack back into some form, it’s the Gold Coast.
However, the Titans are also likely to rack-up some points too given they have the fourth-best attacking record in the NRL this season with 70 points.
So, the Gold Coast should win but the Tigers will be knocking on the door at some stage.
David Fafita 1st Try ($10 at Ladbrokes)
Gold Coast 1-12
$3.25 (1.5 Units)