2014 NRL Grand Final Betting Preview

The 2014 NRL Grand Final is slated for this Sunday, October 5th at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and to celebrate, leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au has opened a huge range of markets with the best odds available online!

Touted as a leading contender for the 2014 NRL Premiership after crashing out at the hands of Manly in the 2013 Preliminary Final, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have once again employed their style of strong, hard offence and rock-solid defence to punish their opponents and secure a first Grand Final Berth in over 40 years.

Given little chance of a Premiership victory when sneaking into the finals in position seven, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs having seemingly timed their run of form perfectly; producing three standout performances to end the seasons of the Storm, Sea Eagles and Panthers in successive weeks and earn their second Grand Final ticket in three years.

The clear punters’ pick since delivering Manly a 40-24 thrashing in week one of the finals, Souths are currently offered as outright $1.36 favourites to win the 2014 NRL Premiership on Sunday, while the Dogs can be taken at a particularly generous quote of $3.25 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The Footy Freaks promotion at Ladbrokes Australia this weekend allow punters to take advantage of two markets; an anytime try scorer bet and win bet, combined to offer exceptional odd. Arguably his side’s standout player in 2014, Greg Inglis will surely have to find the line if Souths are to justify favouritism and win the 2014 NRL Grand Final. Combine GI scoring at any time with a Rabbitohs victory for lucrative $2.50 odds! The full Footy Freaks list is outlined below, so be sure to open an account today to take advantage of this unique betting play!

  • Greg Inglis scores and Rabbitohs win: $2.50
  • Alex Johnston scores and Rabbitohs win: $2.30
  • Sam Burgess scores and Rabbitohs win: $3.40
  • Tim Lafai scores and Bulldogs win: $9
  • Corey Thompson scores and Bulldogs win: $8
  • James Graham scores and Bulldogs win: $23

A favourite amongst punters on Grand Final Day, the Clive Churchill Medal is awarded to the best player on ground, and while often taken out by a player on the winning team, can in fact be won by a player in defeat. Notable Rabbitohs Greg Inglis and Sam Burgess currently share favouritism in Clive Churchill betting markets at odds of $4, while key Bulldogs James Graham ($10) and Josh Reynolds ($11) may be worth consideration for great value.

Predicting the first try scorer in any given NRL game is an exciting betting play, however increased tenfold in the season’s decider. Rabbitohs winner Alex Johnston has been scoring for fun in 2014, and may prove an excellent first try scorer option at current $8.50 odds. Tim Lafai has found the line 14 times over the 2014 season for the Bulldogs, and is a great chance of delivering on impressive $15 odds to open the scoring on Sunday.

Back your team to win the NRL Grand Final this weekend, and if they are beaten by six points or less you’ll get your stake back as a bonus bet, up to $50! Open an account and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au today to take advantage of exceptional betting on the 2014 NRL Grand Final!