The Wests Tigers will be looking to even their win-loss record when they take on a Brisbane Broncos squad that will be looking to win consecutive games after snapping an ugly skid in round 9. With the Tigers looking to remain in the top 8 and Brisbane desperate to move up the NRL ladder, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this matchup so you can make your bets against their NRL odds.
NRL Broncos Vs Wests Tigers Round 10
Why Bet On The Tigers
The Tigers are sitting in eighth place in the NRL standings with eight points. They’ve scored 197 points this season while allowing 177 points defensively (+20). The Tigers have gone an uninspiring 1-3 at home, but a solid 3-2 on the road. The Tigers have dropped two straight and come into this affair off a hard-fought 18-10 road loss against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday. Josh Aloiai and Reece Hoffman scored tries while Moses Mbye went 1-for-2 on conversions. Still, it wasn’t enough as the Rabbitohs scored four tries and one penalty goal in the loss.
Now, heading into round 10, the Wests Tigers will have a pair of new halves with Josh Reynolds suspended and Luke Brooks dropped to the bench. Benji Marshall and Billy Walters will in their respective places. Tommy Talau returns from a hamstring injury on the wing in place of Reece Hoffman. Russell Packer returns at prop with Ollie Clark being dropped to the reserves. Sam McIntyre and Chris McQueen join the bench in place of Michael Chee Kam and Elijah Taylor.
Why Bet On The Broncos
Brisbane is sitting in 14th place in the 16-team NRL standings with a paltry six points. The Broncos have scored 134 points this season while allowing a whopping 243 points defensively (-109), third most in the league heading into round 10. Brisbane snapped a six-game losing streak by subduing the Canterbury Bulldogs at home 26-8 on Saturday. Corey Oates, Tevita Pangai Jr., Jamayne Isaako, Xavier Coates and Jamayne Isaako all scored tries while Isaako went 2-for-5 on conversions and 1-for-1 on penalty goals.
Now, heading into this matchup, Ben Te’o gets the start on the back row for injured captain Alex Glenn. Joe Ofahengaue is back from suspension on the bench, but center Herbie Farnworth (knee) needs to pass a fitness test on Thursday, with Richie Kennar on standby. Winger Xavier Coates has a thigh complaint but is expected to play.
General Match Info Brisbane Broncos (3-0-6) vs West Tigers (4-0-5)
- When: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4;55 AM ET
- Where: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
- Broncos Vs Wests Tigers Live: Nine/Fox Sports
- Handicap: Tigers -5.5
- Money Lines: Tigers -192 / Broncos +154
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Brisbane snapped their ugly six-game losing streak in round 9, the fact of the matter is that the Broncos were playing the worst team in the league this year by beating lowly Canterbury. With that said, Brisbane will find beating the Wests Tigers a lot tougher in this round 10 clash. While the Broncos have won three of the last five meetings in this series, the Wests Tigers won the last meeting between these rivals by recording a 22-16 road win on April 11, 2019.
Yes, the Broncos have won eight of the last 10 games in this rivalry while the Wests Tigers have won only two of their past six games at Leichhardt. Still, right now, the Tigers are simply the better team at both ends of the pitch and they should be highly motivated in this affair as they look to stay inside the Top 8. While I’m expecting Brisbane to put up a good effort in this one, the Wests Tigers are the pick to win and cash in as a moneyline pick, but I’m going with Brisbane to cover the chalk as a 5.5-point underdog, seeing as how three of the last four meetings have been decided by six points or less.
Pick: Wests Tigers 24 Broncos 20
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 10 Matches
- Raiders vs Roosters – Thursday 16th July, 05:50 AM | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
- Titans vs Storm – Friday 17th July, 04:00 AM | Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
- Bulldogs vs Dragons – Friday 17th July, 01:00 AM | WIN Stadium, Wollongong
- Knights vs Rabbitohs – Saturday 18th July, 03:30 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Eels vs Sea Eagles – Saturday 18th July, 05:35 AM | Lottoland, Sydney
- Sharks vs Warriors – Saturday 18th July, 02:05 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
- Cowboys vs Panthers – Sunday 19th July, 04:30 AM | Panthers Stadium, Penrith