2017 NRL Multi Round 2
The 2017 NRL season started with a bang last week and we were unfortunate not to come away with the $50 cash back with Sportsbet for our mutli. The Panthers were a massive disappointment while the Sharks couldn’t get their title defence off to a winning start. Continue reading for our NRL Round 2 Betting Multi.
To kick things off we will be backing the Sydney Roosters to earn the victory against the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Roosters got off to a flying start against the Titans and the result was beyond doubt at half time. They took their foot off the gas but they did enough to withstand any fightback. Luke Keary had an exceptional debut for the chooks while Latrell Mitchell grabbed a hat-trick in his new position of centre. We are predicting the side to have too much attack against the Bulldogs who lacked in that department against the Storm. The side was all about improving in that area over the offseason but they haven’t showed any signs of that.
In our second leg we will be backing the Broncos to earn the victory on home soil against the Cowboys. The latter have a short turn around after a golden point victory against Canberra that would have taken a lot out of the side. Jason Tuamalolo was huge for the Cowboys and they will need that type of performance every week as the side are without a lot of their usual forwards. The Broncos did enough to earn the two competition points against the defending premiers but they weren’t too impressive. Ben Hunt was wayward in attack but Anthony Milford and Darius Boyd looked crisp. James Roberts will be the attacking weapon out wide this year and he looked good. We are predicting the side to lift for their first game in front of their home crowd for 2017.
The Newcastle Knights are on a 19 game losing streak, however we are predicting that to end this weekend against the Gold Coast Tians. The Knights were the better side for large portions of their match against the Warriors in New Zealand but came up just short of the victory. They took a lot out of the game and showed they can defend. They didn’t put together an 80-minute performance but in front of their fans that shouldn’t be an issue. Meanwhile the Titans had a slow start at home against the Roosters and the combination between halves pairing Kane Elgey and Ashley Taylor has some work to do. Jarryd Hayne is in the media for all the wrong things and the distraction could be enough for the upset to happen.
In our fourth leg we will be backing the Raiders to come away with the victory against the defending premiers. The Raiders were arguably the best team in the opening round despite the side suffering a loss. A couple of things went against the Green Machine and they were without Jack Wighton. The fullback will return to the back line and he will give the side a massive boost. Meanwhile the Sharks will still be without Valentine Holmes and his replacement Gerard Beale didn’t offer much against the Broncos. The Raiders will be too strong at home.
To wrap up our multi we are backing the Parramatta Eels to put all the St George Illawarra Dragons back in the woodwork. The Dragons surprised everyone in the opening round with their demolition of the Panthers. However, we aren’t expecting that type of performance again while the Eels will offer more in defence. The Dragons were gifted opportunities and the Eels won’t do the same as the Panthers. The Eels had a strong start with a win over the Sea Eagles and Clint Gutherson was exceptional in his role at five-eighth. Bevan French was solid at the back and Corey Norman controlled the game well. They will do enough to earn the victory.
NRL Round 2 Multi – All bets placed with Sportsbet
Roosters to defeat Bulldogs – $1.45
Broncos to defeat Cowboys – $1.90
Knights to defeat Titans – $2.55
Raiders to defeat Sharks – $1.55
Eels to defeat Dragons – $1.80
Total odds: $19.60
Return on $50: $980.02
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