NRL Round 19 – Match 2 Betting Tips: Gold Coast Titans v Brisbane Broncos

What a game! An all-out Queensland derby between two of the most exciting and promising teams in the competition will take place on Friday night when the Gold Coast Titans host the big brothers, the  Brisbane Broncos at Skilled Park.

This is a classic South-East Queensland showdown that will not disappoint as both teams are looking to bounce back after their respective losses to the third-ranked Tigers over the past two weeks.

The Gold Coast were pushed out of the top four when they suffered their second consecutive defeat last week, going down by a mere one point Marshall field goal to a dedicated Tigers 15 – 14. With plenty of bets still coming in for them to ‘Make the Top 4’ at Ladbrokes.com.au, this team has a lot to play for on Friday night.

Brisbane are coming off a bye last week, which their Origin stars especially would have relished, before which they also lost in a close match against the Wests Tigers. The Broncos did everything right but win when they played the Tigers in Round 17 and will have gained a lot from the match.

When making your footy bets at Ladbrokes.com.au consider what each team has to lose if they don’t win this one. Brisbane plead a more desperate case as a loss will likely see them out of the top eight with less than two months till the finals.

Because of this and the recent improvement of the club, Brisbane are the favourites for Friday currently paying $1.85 through Ladbrokes.com.au. But even the bookies aren’t 100% sure as the Titans follow closely in the market at $1.97, and with Scott Prince sure to improve second-up they will put up some formidable competition especially with the home crowd behind them.

At full strength with Origin men Lockyer, Thaiday and Folau back in force, the Broncos look the pick as long as their young guns can step up at Skilled Park and hold their own against a strong Gold Coast squad.

They did it last time they met back in Round 10 when Brisbane enjoyed a big 28 – 6 victory and with Origin out of the way and everything to play for we think they will do it again!

Footy Tip of the Match – Israel Folau to score the first try for Brisbane at $4.25 through Ladbrokes.com.au

NRLLeague Footy Tip of the Match:

Far from counting down the days till his AFL career begins, Israel Folau has proved committed and focused on the Broncos and with plenty of points in him we are betting he will score Brisbane’s first try of the night at $4.25 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Current Head-to-Head Odds:

Titans $1.97 – Broncos $1.85 Ladbrokes.com.au

Round 19 Titans Team:

1. Preston Campbell 2. Kevin Gordon 3. Mat Rogers 4. Bodene Thompson 5. William Zillman 6. Greg Bird 7. Scott Prince 8. Luke Bailey 9. Nathan Friend 10. Michael Henderson 11. Anthony Laffranchi 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Ashley Harrison

Bench: 14. Matt White 15. Bread Meyers 16. Ryan James 17. Luke O’Dwyer

Reserve: 18. Steve Michaels

Round 19 Broncos Team:

1. Josh Hoffman 2. Antonio Winterstein 3. Alex Glenn 4. Israel Folau 5. Jharal Yow Yeh 6. Darren Lockyer 7. Peter Wallace 8. Shane Tronc 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Nick Kenny 11. Ben Te’o 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Corey Parker

Bench: 14. Ben Hunt 15. Matt Gillett 16. Mitchell Dodds 17. Josh McGuire