NRL "Bad Beat" Team of the Decade

June 18th 2020, 12:24pm, By: admin

NRL "Bad Beat" Team of the Decade

The joys of punting a fraught with danger.

One lapse in concentration on the field can signal the end of a winning bet. A dodgy decision can cost a team competition points and an unlucky punter a bulge in the back pocket.

Bad beats are part of the game.

None know that more than regular Raiders backers throughout the 2018 NRL season.

Nicknamed the Canberra Faders, the Green Machine ran out of gas at the final turn time and time again. The spluttering started early on. In Round’s 1, 2 and 3, the Raiders carried a lead into the last ten minutes of a game only to give it up by the final siren.

Konrad Hurrell and the Titans broke hearts in Round 1.

The Knights scored two tries in ten minutes to do more damage in Round 2.

Shaun Johnson knocked over two field goals in two minutes to break defibrillators out in Round 3.

The trend continued throughout the season. The Raiders were Top 8 certainties if games finished after 70 minutes. Instead, the they ended Round 25 at 10th on the ladder while frequent Canberra punters counted the cost of misguided faith.

One year on and with a Grand Final appearance to their name, the Raiders are a different side. However, the 2018 outfit remains as the posterchild of Palmerbet’s latest accessory to the Bookie Bag: The Game Saver token.

While it might not seem like it to 2018 Raiders punters still having nightmares, watching the wheels fall of your team has become more bearable with the Game Saver token.

If your AFL, NFL or NBA team leads at three-quarter time, or your NRL team is ahead after 60 minutes, the Game Saver option is there to give punters another bite at the cherry. One tap on the Game Saver icon when placing your best bet in the match result market is all it takes.

The tires on the Green Machine have since been changed; the Raiders are genuine premiership contenders in 2020. But it’s not hard to imagine what the uptake of the Game Saver token would have been like had it been available throughout the horror season of late-game capitulations.

Learn more about the Palmerbet’s Game Saver product here

Palmerbet Game Saver



2021 PGA Tour: Mayakobo Classic Betting Tips

After a well-deserved week off in the PGA Tour, the action resumes this weekend with an interesting PGA Tour event. The Mayakobo Golf Classic will take place from the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico and as usual, we have you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the event here read more

Horse Racing Tips: Wednesday, December 2nd

Wednesday afternoon racing from around the country for December 2nd, and we're on the back of The Horse once again as he takes us to Gosford, Sandown and Echuca for his racing tips and best bets of the day. read more

Australia vs India 3rd ODI Preview & Betting Tips

Australia will look to wrap up a clean sweep in the three match ODI series against India as Game 3 takes place on Wednesday. Jack Tobin has been finding winners throughout the first two games and has another full preview for Game 3 here read more

ESports Betting Tips: Tuesday, December 1st

Another night, another great slate of esports action to look forward to. This Tuesday night, our gaming expert takes a look at some of the key matchups across the FLASHPOINT 2 and the EPIC League Division 2! read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best betting options in Australia. read more

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more

What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more

Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


Top 5 Bowlers to Watch in BBL10

The countdown is on until the BBL10 season officially gets underway! We ranked our BBL10 top 5 batsmen to watch earlier in the week, and today we are doing the same for bowlers! Check out our BBL10 top 5 bowlers to watch, courtesy of Mr.Cricket, here. read more

BBL10 Teams: Predicted Starting Lineups

The BBL10 squads are pretty much finalised and the season is not far away! We've taken a look at the squads for each team, and put together our predicted starting lineups taking into consideration availability of Australian national players and the playing schedule of the international recruits. Check out our BBL10 team lineups here! read more

Top 5 Batsmen to Watch in BBL10

The Big Bash League season is just around the corner! In the lead up to BBL10, we will be taking a look at some of the key players who will be hoping to lead their teams to victory! Today, we go through the top five batsmen to watch in BBL10 read more

Top 3 Melbourne Cup Price Push Plays from Palmerbet

The team at Palmerbet take a look at three key chances for the 2020 Melbourne Cup as punters look to take advantage of the Palmerbet Price Push among 10+ other promos available for Palmerbet customers for the "Race That Stops The Nation" on Tuesday. read more