There is another busy weekend of NRL action to look forward to and on Sunday, Melbourne Storm make the journey to Newcastle Knights in what is sure to be a cracking encounter between two teams looking as though they can finish in the top eight.
Melbourne currently sit in fourth position and Newcastle are in seventh, six points behind their opponents. If the Knights can take this one, they would move to within touching distance of the top four.
The Storm come into this one in fine form though as they have won their last two matches and scored 94 points in those matches, so offensively, they have been firing on all cylinders.
At the moment, Melbourne are only five points off the top of the table and they can close that gap with a win on Sunday. If at their best, you would expect the away side to take this one, but it won’t be easy.
The bookies do make the team sitting in fourth place in the ladder the favourites though as they are at 1.45 with IASbet.com. In truth, these odds could be a little bit short.
When these two met earlier in the campaign, it was Melbourne Storm that managed a victory, but it was an extremely close encounter as it finished 16-14. It might be another tight affair this time out and Newcastle Knights will fancy their chances on home soil.
The Knights were winners last time out, but it was a close match as they took the game 18-14 and before that, they drew 18 all with the Broncos.
Coping with their opponents attacking qualities is going to be tough, but Newcastle have shown they can compete with the best teams in the NRL this campaign.
In order to make the top eight, you feel as though they need to be winning matches such as this one. If you fancy a bet on the Knights, they might prove to be good value at 3/1 with Betfair.
For some extra value on your bets, it might be worth heading in to the first scoring place market.
If you think Storm will get the scoring underway with a try, you can back this happening at 1.72 with Sportsbet.
IASbet.com then have odds of 2.3 on a try for Knights being the first scoring play.
For us, it is worth betting on the winning margin and we like the look of Newcastle Knights winning this one by less than 12.5 points, which is being offered at 4.33.
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