We take a look at Thursday’s (18/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 18 match is between Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Brisbane Broncos go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Thursday July 18th, 7:55pm
Where: Suncorp Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Dogs have climbed off the bottom of the ladder after back-to-back wins and they will be looking for their longest winning streak of the season when they travel to the Sunshine State to play the Broncos on Thursday night.
Dean Pay’s men prevailed in a 20-14 upset against the Knights in round 17 as 8-point underdogs, with a run of 20 straight points securing their win. Brisbane took a point from their match against the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium after the teams couldn’t be split after 90 minutes. The Broncos trailed 16-6 at half time and took the lead late in the second half, with an Issac Luke penalty in the 76th minute ensuring golden point would be played.
In team news, Corey Oates returns on the right wing with Jamayne Issako swapping to left wing and Xavier Coates dropping to the reserves. It is a reshuffled starting pack for the Dogs with Aiden Tolman and Sauaso Sue both out injured. Ofahiki Ogden will start and Danny Fualalo has joined the bench.
The Wolf thinks the Broncos are far too short in this one given their recent shortcomings. The Dogs will be full of confidence and have split their last six games against Brisbane. Neither side has performed well on the handicap in 2019, with the Broncos 6-1-9 and the Dogs 7-9. Take Canterbury and the points.
Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $1.37
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Jamayne Isaako at $7.50
Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai 13. Thomas Flegler 14. James Segeyaro 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. David Fifita 17. Patty Carrigan 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Izaia Perese 20. Xavier Coates 21. Keenan Palasia
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jack Cogger 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott 14. Jeremy Marshall-King 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Chris Smith 19. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Fa’amanu Brown 21. Kerrod Holland 23. Kayne Kalache
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change