Published: 19.01.2017

Sharks v Cowboys NRL Betting Guide

One of the big games coming from the NRL on Sunday afternoon sees the Cronulla Sharks entertain the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Sharks currently sit in fifth position and will be playing in the season finale in a couple of weeks time, whereas the Cowboys are in eighth position and know that a win here would see them take a bit step towards the season finale.

The Cronulla Sharks have been in good form recently and won four of their last five matches, so are sure to be confident coming into this one. They are trying to finish the campaign as strongly as possible of course and won’t be easy to beat on home soil.

They beat league-leaders Sydney Roosters 32-22 last time out and that performance showed that when at their best, the Sharks can be one of the best teams in the NRL.

When looking at the odds, you can see that the hosts are being offered at 1.55 with to come out on top, so the bookmakers think they’ll have enough to take this one.

A much better performance is needed to when they went to the North Queensland Cowboys earlier in the season as they lost 24-4 and were never really in the game. Since then though, the Sharks have looked a strong side and are sure to give a better account of themselves this weekend.

As for the Cowboys, they are level on points with as many as four other teams below them, so the fight for the all-important eighth place is on.

What the Cowboys do have is the stronger goal-different than the teams below them, so if they win their remaining matches, they are likely to book a place in the season finale.

For that reason, many are sure to place a bet on the away side taking this one as they are at 2.62 with Betfair and desperate to come out on top.

A similar performance to the reverse fixture will be just that the visitors are after here, but they know just how tough this is going to be.

Placing bets on the winning margin are sure to be popular here and at the moment, the Sharks winning by over 12.5 points looks to be the best bet from the bookies as it has odds of 3.00 over at bet365.

Then, the Cowboys winning by under 12.5 points has odds of 3.80 with Luxbet.

For us though, the Cowboys taking this one by over 12.5 points is good value at 7.00 with Sportsbet as they need the win desperately.

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