2016 NRL Round 1 Betting Multi

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The 2016 NRL season kicks off this week with every team looking to start their season off strongly. We take a look at all the round 1 action and offer our best five selections and combine them for our NRL multi of the week using the Sportsbet promotion which gives money back up to $50 if one leg fails.

In our first leg we will be backing the Brisbane Broncos to earn a victory in the opening match of the year against the Parramatta Eels. The Broncos made it all the way to last year’s Grand Final and were within second of claiming the premiership. Their team is generally the same with a few additions including James Roberts as well as Josh McGuire returning from injury. This will help the side in attack with Roberts pace as well as McGuire being able to make damaging runs up the middle. Meanwhile the Eels were one of the better sides throughout the offseason as they picked up quality players in Kieran Foran and Michael Jennings and they should combine terrifically down the left hand edge with the 2015 leading try scorer Semi Radradra. However, the Broncos team is class across the field and they will ultimately prove too strong for the home side on Thursday night.

The New Zealand Warriors head into the 2016 season with arguably the most pressure placed on them. Their signings of New Zealand internationals Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Isaac Luke have turned them into premiership contenders and if they don’t earn victories throughout the early part of the season questions will begun to be asked. They are up against the Wests Tigers who have little to no pressure on them as no one is expecting much from the young and inexperienced side that got worse over the offseason as they lost their most damaging forward Martin Taupau to the Sea Eagles. The Warriors should earn a big victory in this one.

The Sydney Roosters were surrounded with controversy during preseason with their captain and halfback Mitchell Pearce being involved in an drunken incident. He will not take part in this weekends match which puts a lot of pressure on the young halves pairing of Jackson Hastings and Jayden Nikomima. To add to that they will be without two experienced forwards Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Boyd Cordner and they will miss their punch against a big Bunnies forward pack. The Rabbits bowed out of last years finals series in the first week but they have been able to welcome back their Grand Final hero Sam Burgess. Fullback Greg Inglis also had a quiet offseason and will be well rested for the first time in two seasons. The Rabbits should earn a comfortable victory against their biggest rivals.

In a match that could ultimately decide the wooden spoon, we are backing the Newcastle Knights to come out on top against the Gold Coast Titans. The Knights have added the New South Wales halfback to their line up and he will partner Jarrod Mullen in the half who has one of the best kicking games in the league. It will be the first time since Andrew Johns that a lot of the pressure will be taken off Mullen and this could result in him having one of his best seasons. Meanwhile the Titans has lost a lot of its star power from last season as well as losing their young halfback Kane Elgey due to a season ending ACL injury. This will be a close match with the Knights coming out on top late.

In the final match of the round, we will be backing the home side the Melbourne Storm to earn a victory against the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Storm will be with Australian fullback Billy Slater for the first time since round 10 last season but they were still able to make the preliminary final without him. This shows the strength of the squad and the quality of Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk. Blake Green also proved to be a great addition to the side last year and he will be better after a full season of the NRL under his belt. Meanwhile the Dragons have relatively the same side but were able to add a strong centre in Tim Lafai whilst Josh Dugan has moved to the centres as Kurt Mann will take his place at fullback. The Storm will have too much class for their opponents whilst they are incredibly hard to beat on home soil.

NRL Multi of the Week – All bets placed with Sportsbet

Broncos to defeat Eels – $1.65
Warriors to defeat Tigers – $1.40
Rabbitohs to defeat Roosters – $1.68
Knights to defeat Titans – $1.74
Storm to defeat Dragons – $1.40

Total Odds: $9.45
Return on $50: $472.68 (Cash back up to $50, if one leg fails)

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March 1, 2016 by : Posted in Expert Betting Tips No Comments

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