Friday evening sees a decent looking NRL encounter take place as the North Queensland Cowboys entertain the Brisbane Broncos.
These two are sitting in 12th and 13th place respectively right now and need a victory to move further away from the bottom of the current standings.
When these two last met back in April, it was a close encounter, but the Broncos just had enough to take the spoils as they won 12-10. We could be in for another tight one here and the Cowboys are sure to be out for revenge.
When looking at the betting for this clash, you can see that it is the home side who are the slight favourites as they have odds of 1.50 with IASbet.com.
It is now two straight defeats for the Cowboys, so they don’t come into this one in the best of spirits, but with their home fans behind them, they should have enough to come out on top.
The hosts have the players with the quality to come out on top, but they have to sharpen up defensively as they have now conceded 60 points in their last two matches – which simply isn’t good enough.
As for the Brisbane Broncos, they come into this one on the back of three straight defeats and their poor form will be a concern for the coaching team.
Although the visitors were close to winning their last encounter against the Sharks, they eventually went down 18-19 and need to start taking the points in these close matches if they are to climb up the ladder.
The latest odds on an away win are 3.60 over at Sportsbet, which could be good value if the Broncos bring their a-game with them on Friday.
One thing is for sure, they can’t put in a repeat performance of their last away trip as they went down 32-0 to the Warriors in what was a poor display from the Broncos.
Other markets that people might be betting on for this encounter is the first scoring play and you can see that the bookies think a Cowboy’s try will be the way we get off the mark here as bet365 have odds of 1.8 on this happening.
Broncos scoring the first try of the can then be backed at 2.3, which again, could be some decent value on your bets.
We think this will be a tight encounter and at the moment, backing the Cowboys to win by under 12.5 points looks to be a decent bet at 2.8 over at Sportsbet.
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