The two-time defending champion Sydney Roosters will be looking to avoid the huge upset when they take on a New Zealand warriors team that will be in all-out desperation mode when they square off in their round 11 clash on Saturday. With the Roosters looking to make a statement and the Warriors looking to pull off the stunning upset, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this affair so you can make your bets against their NRL odds.
NRL Roosters Vs Warriors Odds & Analysis for Round 11
Why Bet On The Warriors
New Zealand is sitting in 13th place in the 16-team standings with six points. The Warriors have scored a listless 127 points which ranks as the second fewest in the NRL while also allowing 260 points defensively (-133). New Zealand has gone 3-2 at home, but a winless 0-5 on the road. The Warriors have dropped two straight and four of their last five including an embarrassing 46-10 home blowout loss against the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday. Ken Maumalo and Wayne gan scored tries while Roger Tuivasa-Sheck went 1-for-2 on conversions. Unfortunately New Zealand gave up a whopping eight tries and seven conversions in the loss. Now, heading into round 11, Adam Pompey will start at center for Patrick Herbert, who failed a HIA in round 10. Wayde Egan (hip) and Agnatius Paasi (shoulder) are both out of the lineup. Karl Lawton starts at hooker with Jazz Tevaga at lock and Jack Hetherington moving to prop. Adam Blair is benched while Eliesa Katoa starts in the back row. Chanel Harris-Tavita and Lachlan Burr return on the bench with Agnatius Paasi also making way.
Why Bet On The Roosters
The two-time defending champion Roosters are in fifth place in the NRL standings with 12 points. Sydney has scored a league-high 288 points while limiting the opposition to just 136 points defensively to rank third in fewest points allowed. The Roosters have gone 3-2 at home and an identical 3-2 on the road. Sydney has dropped two of its last three and comes into this contest off a huge 24-20 home upset against Canberra on Thursday. Brett Morris scored a pair of tries and Matt Ikuvalu added another while Kyle Flanagan went 2-for-3 on conversions. Still, it wasn’t enough as the Roosters allowed four tries and four conversions in the loss. Now, heading into round 11, Mitch Aubusson starts in the back row for Angus Crichton (knee) with Nat Butcher (ribs) returning on the bench. Isaac Liu starts at lock with Siosiua Taukeiaho shifting to prop and Lindsay Collins moving to the bench.
General Match Info Sydney Roosters (6-0-4) Vs New Zealand Warriors (3-0-7)
- When: Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM
- Where: Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
- Roosters Vs Warriors Live: Nine/Fox Sports
- Handicap: Roosters -12.5
- Money Lines: Roosters -1249 / Warriors +516
Expert Analysis and Predictions
The Warriors have won four of their past five games on the Central Coast and they won three straight against the Roosters – until the last two meetings. Syndey has outscored New Zealand 74-6 in their past two clashes, including an emphatic 42-6 home blout win the last time they met on August 19, 2019.
With that said, Sydney is the easy pick to bounce back from their humbling loss last weekend. The Roosters want to stay within striking distance of the league leaders and they know they can’t afford anther loss to an inferior team like the Warriors. If this one isn’t over by halftime, I’ll be stunned.
Pick: Roosters 36 Warriors 16
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 11 Matches
- Wests Tigers vs Eels – Thursday 23rd July, 05:50 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Sea Eagles vs Cowboys – Friday 24th July, 04:00 AM | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
- Storm vs Broncos – Friday 24th July, 05:55 AM | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
- Dragons vs Sharks – Saturday 25th July, 03:30 AM | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
- Rabbitohs vs Raiders – Saturday 25th July, 05:35 AM | GIO Stadium, Canberra
- Bulldogs vs Knights – Saturday 25th July, 02:05 AM | McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
- Panthers vs Titans – Sunday 26th July, 04:30 AM | Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast