NRL Betting Tips Round 8

Ben H 24 April 2024 Last Updated: 25 April 2024

NRL Round 8 Footy Tips

Warriors vs Titans

Thursday, April 25, 2024

2:00 PM @ Go Media Stadium

This ANZAC Day, the Warriors welcome the Titans to Go Media Stadium for the first time since 2015, promising a cracker of a match. The Warriors, fresh from a drubbing, are eager to turn the tide, while the Titans, still hunting for their first win, showed a spark last round that could ignite at any moment.

Key Injuries:

  • New Zealand Warriors:
    • Freddy Lussick: Suspension
    • Bunty Afoa: Hamstring
    • Marata Niukore: Foot
    • Chanel Harris-Tavita: Leg
    • Luke Metcalf: Leg
    • Curt Capewell: Throat
    • Demetric Sifakula: ACL
    • Jazz Tevaga: Hamstring
  • Gold Coast Titans:
    • Keenan Palasia: Quad
    • Phillip Sami: Ankle
    • Jayden Campbell: Knee
    • Tino Fa’asuamaleaui: Knee

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Titans have outshone the Warriors in four of the last six meetings.
  • Last clash: Warriors lost 28-18 at Cbus Super Stadium.

Despite the Titans’ winless streak, they’ve shown they can surprise, especially against the Warriors. However, with the Warriors having the home advantage and the Titans’ long list of losses, odds (1.26) favour a Kiwi comeback.

With the Warriors likely to break their dry spell and edge out the Titans, making this a match as exciting as a sprint to the fridge during halftime! Grab your chips; this one’s going to have more twists than a pretzel!

Betting Tip: New Zealand Warriors

Suggested Bet: New Zealand Warriors -11.5 / Under 45.5 (Odds: 4.00) with Neds


Dragons vs Roosters

Thursday, April 25, 2024

4:05 PM @ Allianz Stadium

The annual ANZAC Day blockbuster between the Dragons and the Roosters at Allianz is set to be as fiery as a chilli eating contest. The Dragons, riding a wave from their back-to-back wins, are looking to roast the Roosters who’ve had more ups and downs than a yo-yo this season.

Key Injuries:

  • St. George Illawarra Dragons:
    • Luciano Leilua: Calf
    • Corey Allan: Knee
  • Sydney Roosters:
    • Sandon Smith: Elbow
    • Spencer Leniu: Suspension
    • Billy Smith: Ankle
    • Sitili Tupouniua: Head Knock

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Roosters won 3 of the last 5 encounters.
  • Closest recent game: Roosters edged Dragons 27-26 in 2023.

Despite the Dragons’ recent form, historical stats and odds favour the Roosters (1.50) who are expected to sizzle just right, overcoming a -5.5 point spread. With both sides leaking points this season, we’re in for a scoring spree. So, buckle up for a match that promises more yelling than an opera!

The Roosters are tipped to cluck their way to victory, possibly pushing the total score beyond the 43.5 line.

Betting Tip: Sydney Roosters

Suggested Bet: Sydney Roosters -5.5 / Over 43.5 (Odds: 3.50) with Neds


Storm vs Rabbitohs

Thursday, April 25, 2024

7:50 PM @ AAMI Park

This ANZAC Day at AAMI Park, the Melbourne Storm are set to clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in what’s brewing to be a battle as heated as a egg on a hot car bonnet.

The Storm, riding a wave of 13 consecutive wins at their fortress, are keen to extend their dominance, while the Rabbitohs are scrambling to snag their second win of the season.

Key Injuries:

  • Melbourne Storm:
    • Sualauvi Faalogo: Ankle
    • Tepai Moeroa: Back
    • Tui Kamikamica: Calf
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs:
    • Alex Johnston: Hamstring
    • Latrell Mitchell: Suspension
    • Tevita Tatola: Foot
    • Campbell Graham: Sternum
    • Lachlan Ilias: Leg
    • Richard Kennar: Knee

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Storm won 3 of the last 5 encounters.
  • Last year’s meeting: Storm 28, Rabbitohs 12 at AAMI Park.

With the Storm’s defence tighter than a new pair of footy boots and the Rabbitohs struggling like a ‘roo in a headlight, expect Melbourne to come out strong.

Odds heavily favour the Storm (1.18) to keep their streak alive, likely covering the -13.5 point spread. This match promises more action than a night out in the CBD, so strap in and watch the Storm roll in!

Betting Tip: Melbourne Storm

Suggested Bet: Melbourne Storm -13.5 / Over 43.5 (Odds: 2.90) with Neds


Sea Eagles vs Eels

Friday, April 26, 2024

8:00 PM @ 4 Pines Park

This Thursday night lights up as the Sea Eagles clash with the Eels at 4 Pines Park, promising a clash as lively as a backyard cricket match at a family BBQ. Both teams, eager to set their seasons right, are gunning for a win with the hunger of a seagull after your hot chips.

Key Injuries:

  • Sea Eagles:
    • Tom Trbojevic: Hamstring
    • Daly Cherry-Evans: Shoulder
  • Parramatta Eels:
    • Mitchell Moses: Knee
    • Clint Gutherson: Ankle

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Sea Eagles snatched a late win in their last meeting, turning the tables in the dying minutes.
  • Eels have enjoyed the upper hand in recent seasons, claiming victory in three of their last five encounters.

With the scent of victory in the air, expect the Sea Eagles, slightly edged by recent form and head-to-head stats, to slide through the Sea Eagles’ defensesOdds are tipping a close one, but Manly might just have the extra zest to clinch it. Gear up for a game that’s bound to have more twists than a mystery novel.

Betting Tip: Manly Sea Eagles

Suggested Bet: Manly Sea Eagles -9.5 / Under 44.5 (Odds: 3.75) with Neds


Wests Tigers vs Broncos

Saturday, April 27, 2024

5:30 PM @ Campbelltown Sports Stadium

Ready for a Saturday night footy fiesta at Campbelltown Sports Stadium as the Wests Tigers tangle with the Brisbane Broncos. Both sides are raring to notch their first win this season, making this tussle hotter than Margot Robbie in the Wolf of Wall Street (if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out).

Key Injuries:

  • Wests Tigers:
    • Luke Brooks: Shoulder
    • James Tamou: Ankle
  • Brisbane Broncos:
    • Payne Haas: Knee
    • Kotoni Staggs: Wrist

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Broncos have had the upper hand, winning four of the last five encounters.
  • Last meeting was a nail-biter with the Broncos just edging the Tigers by a whisker.

With both teams desperate to escape the wooden spoon chat, expect sparks to fly. The Broncos, traditionally strong against the Tigers, should still have a huge edge despite their injury woes. Tipping the Broncos to ride the storm and gallop over the line first

Betting Tip: Brisbane Broncos

Suggested Bet: Brisbane Broncos -13.5 / Over 46.5 (Odds: 3.15) with Neds


Cowboys vs Panthers

Saturday, April 27, 2024

7:35 PM @ Queensland Country Bank Stadium

The stage is set at Queensland Country Bank Stadium this Sunday arvo for a face-off as the Cowboys saddle up to challenge the Panthers. Both teams have had their ups and downs this season, but the Panthers, after a grand final run last year, are desperate to claw back their top form.

Key Injuries:

  • North Queensland Cowboys:
    • Valentine Holmes: Rib
    • Kyle Feldt: Knee
  • Penrith Panthers:
    • Nathan Cleary: Shoulder
    • Brian To’o: Hamstring

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Panthers have dominated the last five encounters, sweeping all with a strong display.
  • Last clash saw the Panthers outpace the Cowboys with a hefty 24-point margin.

With the Panthers’ lineup still boasting robust talent despite injuries, and the Cowboys struggling to lasso consistency, Penrith is tipped to dominate. Expect a high-scoring game, with the Panthers likely pouncing early and maintaining a lead.

Betting Tip: Penrith Panthers

Suggested Bet: Penrith Panthers to win by 13+ points (Odds: 2.30) with Neds


Dolphins vs Knights

Sunday, April 28, 2024

2:00 PM @ Suncorp Stadium

It’s a clash of the underdogs this Saturday night at Moreton Daily Stadium as the Dolphins dive into battle against the Newcastle Knights. While the Dolphins beat the Eels last week, the Knights have lost both of their last two games.

Key Injuries:

  • Dolphins:
    • Connelly Lemuelu: Hamstring
    • Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow: Concussion
  • Newcastle Knights:
    • Kalyn Ponga: Shoulder
    • Tyson Frizell: Ankle

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Dolphins are averaging 11 points more per game.

The Knights, despite their shaky start, have shown flashes of brilliance that could spell trouble for the Dolphins. But the Dolphins, with the home crowd behind them and fewer key players on the sidelines, might just have the edge they need to secure the win. Expect the Dolphins to swim strong against the current, potentially turning the tide.

Betting Tip: Redcliffe Dolphins

Suggested Bet: Dolphins to win by 13+ points (Odds: 2.55) with Neds


Raiders vs Sharks

Sunday, April 28, 2024

4:05 PM @ GIO Stadium

The Raiders and Sharks are set to clash this Thursday night at GIO Stadium, where the Raiders are still fighting for a top-eight position; the Sharks are sitting pretty comfortably right now and will throw everything but the kitchen sink into this tussle.

Key Injuries:

  • Canberra Raiders:
    • Jack Wighton: Shoulder
    • Josh Papalii: Knee
  • Cronulla Sharks:
    • Sione Katoa: Ankle
    • Wade Graham: Concussion

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Sharks edged the Raiders in three of their last five meetings.
  • Last encounter was a tight one, Sharks winning 24-22.

The Raiders, hungry to break their winless streak of three games, might just have the home turf advantage to tip the scales. With both teams missing key players, it’s set to be a gritty game. however the Sharks should still be able to tip the scales in their favour.

Betting Tip: Cronulla Sharks

Suggested Bet: Cronulla Sharks to win by 13+ points (Odds: 2.55) with Neds



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