NRL Grand Final 2011 Kick Off Time, Odds & Betting Preview

The game every footy fan and punter has been waiting for, 2011 NRL Grand Final, is just days away, the consistent Manly Sea Eagles playing host to a back-from-the-dead New Zealand Warriors at ANZ Stadium this Sunday October, 2.

NRL Grand Final 2011 kick off time is scheduled as 5:20pm local time, which is AESDT, coverage from 5pm; 4:00pm for a 4:20pm kick off for Queensland viewers; and for all those nervous Warriors fans back in NZ coverage will be played live on Sky Sport from 4pm, with the Grand Final coverage starting at 7pm.

2011 NRL Grand Final Kick Off & Coverage Times:

AUSTRALIA

NSW and ACT (Channel Nine, WIN/NBN and Imparja)

  • 5:00pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

QUEENSLAND (Channel Nine, WIN and Imparja)

  • 4:00pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

NORTHERN TERRITORY (Channel Nine and Imparja)

  • 3:30pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

VICTORIA (Channel Nine, WIN and Imparja)

  • 5:00pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

TASMANIA (WIN)

  • 5:00pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

SOUTH AUSTRALIA (Channel Nine, WIN and Imparja)

  • 4:30pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Channel Nine and WIN)

  • 2:00pm                 Telstra Premiership Grand Final

NEW ZEALAND (Live on Sky Sport)

  • 7pm                        Telstra Premiership Grand Final

Manly have been the most unswerving team in the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals this season and will start as the deserved favourite in the 2011 Grand Final odds at Luxbet.

Let’s take a look at the Sea Eagles’ NRL Grand Final journey:

  • Finals Week 1 – Defeated the Cowboys 42 – 8
  • Finals Week 2 – Enjoyed an advantageous week off
  • Finals Week 3 – Showed off their premiership claims with a tidy 26 – 14 win over the Brisbane Broncos

It hasn’t been such an easy ride for the Warriors, but they have more than earned their spot as one of this year’s NRL Grand Final Teams, here’s how:

  • Finals Week 1 – Lost 10 – 40 to the Brisbane Broncos
  • Finals Week 2 – Played for their life in a thriller winning 22 – 20 over the Wests Tigers
  • Finals Week 3 – Came out on top as the Luxbet underdogs in the semis in an upset 20 – 12 win over the Melbourne Storm

So after all the sweat, tears, injuries, screaming, cheering, hit-ups, tackles, tries, points, wins and losses it comes down to this, the toughest 80 minutes these teams may ever play for the NRL Grand Final 2011.

Fans will be pouring over the NRL stats and match-ups of these teams, when they last played each other, who has the better record on paper, but what everyone is really after are the NRL Grand Final betting markets.

NRL Grand Final 2011 Betting:

Match Odds –

  • Manly Sea Eagles $1.48 – New Zealand Warriors $2.70 – bet now at Luxbet

There are over 130 different NRL Grand Final betting odds and options available at Luxbet for this Sunday’s supercharged showdown.

Other popular Grand Final NRL betting markets include:

  • Winning Margin –

Manly by 1 – 12 is the shortest-priced result at $2.75 through Luxbet

New Zealand by 1 – 12 is at juicy odds of $3.80, better than them winning in the head-to-head markets

  • First Scoring Play –

Manly to score a try to open points is at $2.05 through Luxbet

New Zealand to score a try first is at $2.55

  • First Tryscorer –

Shortest-priced players in this market are

Manly’s Will Hopoate, Brett Stewart and New Zealand’s Manu Vatuvei at $8

This market is always an exciting one and more often than not throws out a double-figure result – for value on Sunday try Glenn Stewart from Manly or Feleti Mateo from the Kiwi side both at a juicy $23

So that’s the Grand Final time and betting lowdown, what about the NRL Grand Final Preview?

Which team will become this year’s NRL Premiers? Well all will be revealed on Sunday arvo, until then let’s take a look at what the sell-out ANZ Stadium crowd and the millions of fans tuning in around the world will be treated to.

One this is for sure, this is going to be a big clash.

Both of these teams have muscle power and strength by the bucket load, neither back down easily and every single hit-up on Sunday is going to be heard even by those way up in the rafters.

Manly like to get down and gritty, they also like to overpower their rivals.

Warriors have a similar style of play, but what makes them a genuine danger here is their unpredictability.

For the Sea Eagles, Glenn Stewart is back making their right-side attack one to really watch.

What Manly will have to look out for from the Warriors is their ability to offload. New Zealand has made 368 offloads this season, Mateo responsible for many, Manly only 284.

New Zealand has also defensively been top-class in the last two weeks. Over the season they have made over 1000 extra tackles than Manly.

Sea Eagles have the “home” ground advantage, but we are tipping at least half of the crowd to be donning the Black and White so although New Zealand have made the trip, they won’t be unsupported.

This really is anyone’s game, and while it will be close, if the Kiwis can reproduce their season-best game to knock out the Minor Premiers last week, the Sea Eagles could be in trouble here.

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