We’re into double digits for the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership round-wise this weekend and after a week full of upsets four round nine there’s plenty riding on this one for the premiership heavyweights as well as those still trying to keep touch with the top eight on the ladder.
Upset Round 10 NRL Tip: Warriors ($2.15) to defeat the Panthers on Saturday
First-up tonight the fans in Queensland are treated to a sunshine state derby with the Brisbane Broncos hosting ‘little brothers’ the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp.
The Broncs, despite being without Justin Hodges, are the $1.75 favourites over the Titans who actually sit one win over Brisbane this season.
On the ladder the Titans sit in sixth spot having enjoyed a gritty one-point win over the Dragons last Sunday while the Broncos are in eighth having lost by one to the Eels of all teams in round nine.
The second Friday night showdown features the blowout NRL odds of the week with the flying South Sydney Rabbitohs $1.06 to defeat the Wests Tigers who are at $10 – the juiciest price you’ll find any team for the season we think.
It has been a shocking season for Wests who sit at the bottom of the ladder. Things started on a sour note right back in Round 1 when they lost 42 – 10 to the Knights.
Things looked back on track when they won their round two and three matches but they have failed to post a victory since.
Can they pull a Raider-esque upset here and take down one of the premiership favourites in a massive boilover?
It would seem unlikely as the table-topping Bunnies shoot for another win after easily accounting for the Cowboys 28 – 10 last Friday night, but you just never know and at those odds it’s worth a sneaky dollar or two on the Tigers.
Other NRL Round 10 highlights include the North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney Roosters up in NQ on Saturday, the Newcastle Knights hosting the Canterbury Bulldogs Sunday arvo at Hunter Stadium and then of course the big one, the Melbourne Storm playing the Sea Eagles at AAMI Park.
Going back to the Cowboys and Chooks showdown, the Queensland club were embarrassed by Souths last Friday night and will be looking to bounce back in front of a big home crowd nice and fresh after a good turn around.
The Roosters of course will start the favourites though sitting second on the ladder following their awesome 16 – 4 victory over Manly.
The Sea Eagles meanwhile are $2.65 outsiders to hand the Melbourne Storm their third straight loss, something the reigning premiers will be doing everything in their power to stop.
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2013 NRL Round 10 Draw
Friday May 17, 2013
Brisbane Broncos ($1.75) v Gold Coast Titans ($2.13)
Suncorp Stadium (7:35pm)
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.06) v Wests Tigers ($10)
ANZ Stadium (7:35pm)
Saturday May 18, 2013
St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.45) v Parramatta Eels ($2.80)
WIN Stadium (5:30pm)
Penrith Panthers ($1.72) v New Zealand Warriors ($2.15)
Centrebet Stadium (7:30pm)
North Queensland Cowboys ($1.98) v Sydney Roosters ($1.85)
1300SMILES Stadium (7:30pm)
Sunday May 19, 2013
Cronulla Sharks ($1.63) v Canberra Raiders ($2.30)
Sharks Stadium (2:00pm)
Newcastle Knights ($2.40) v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ($1.60)
Hunter Stadium (3:00pm)
Monday May 20, 2013
Melbourne Storm ($1.50) v Manly Sea Eagles ($2.65)
AAMI Park (7:00pm)
*All times quoted are local and odds are Head-to-Head from bookmaker.com.au – subject to change