2016 NRL Round 9 Betting Multi


The 2016 NRL season kicks off on Thursday night and we will be looking to go one better than the last two weeks as we went 4/5 in consecutive weeks. This week we will take advantage of a couple of short priced favourites whilst also utilising the best value bets for our round 9 betting multi.

To kick things off we will be backing the South Sydney Rabbitohs to return to winning ways and defeat the Wests Tigers. The Rabbitohs have been disappointing since their two big victories to start the season and they are likely to be without halfback Adam Reynolds, as he appeared to have reinjured his jaw. This will bring Cody Walker back into the side to partner up with Luke Keary in the halves. The Tigers were incredibly disappointing on the weekend as they were smashed 60-6 in Canberra. Their defence was non-existent as the Raiders went straight through them far too often. They will need to improve drastically before they face another big forward pack. However, the Rabbitohs have their own issues and will need to improve on their handling of the ball as they had too many costly errors in their loss against the Broncos.

In our second leg we will be backing the Parramatta Eels to defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs for the second time this season. The Eels were in the match against the defending champions until Corey Norman was sent to the sin bin and the momentum swinged heavily in the favour of the Cowboys. The score line doesn’t demonstrate how close the match was and it was the first time this season the Eels defence was disappointing. We are expecting them to tighten things up again this weekend especially against a weaker offensive team. The Bulldogs have been inconsistent all season and haven’t been able to put in a full 80-minute performance for the last month. They had trouble breaking the Eels strong defence in the last meeting and we are backing them to have the same issue this time around as the Dogs are lacking spark in attack.

The Canberra Raiders are coming off a massive victory against the Wests Tigers on the weekend and we are predicting them to take that confidence into their match up with the Penrith Panthers this weekend and earn another victory. The Raiders were at their attacking best as they scored 60 points with hooker Josh Hodgson putting in another brilliant performance and justifying why he is currently leading all players in the Dally M voting. He had three try assists and four line break assists in a dominant performance that overshadowed Jordan Rapana’s 4-try effort. Meanwhile the Panthers lost their fifth match this season by less than 8-points. Their two-point loss against the Sharks was disappointing, as they had put themselves in a position to tie the match but five-eighth Jamie Soward was unable to produce a clutch conversion. The side has a massive boost for this match up with James Segyaro returning to the line up but we don’t think it will be enough as the Raiders offence will be too strong whilst their defence showed signs of improvement last week.

The North Queensland Cowboys will be looking to take their dominance at home onto the road this weekend against the Manly Sea Eagles. The Cowboys were able to earn another big victory against the Eels on the weekend, as their offence was able to crack the best defence in the competition. The defending champions have the benefit of being able to field the same team that won them the premiership last season and their combinations are at another level to a lot of other teams in the competition. Unfortunately for the Sea Eagles they have a lot of new members in their team this season and to make matters worse for the side their injury troubles continued in their victory against the Knights. Brett Stewart and Tom Trbojovic both suffered injuries which means the side will be without its first two options at full back. In a positive for the team Daly Cherry-Evans returned to the side earlier than expected and was able to put together his best performance of the season. However, the injury troubles at the back will contribute to a comfortable victory for the Cowboys.

In our last leg we will be backing the Brisbane Broncos to continue their great start to the season and win a hard fought match against the Cronulla Sharks. The Broncos have lost just one match all season and it will be a big battle in this match with both sides having great forward packs and a lot of talent and skill in their backlines. The partnership between Ben Hunt and Anthony Milford is thriving in their second year together with Hunt beginning to find his way this season in being instrumental in their victory over the Rabbitohs whilst Milford has been dominant in every match this season. Meanwhile the Sharks halves pairing combination Chad Townsend and James Maloney is only in its early stages but it is beginning to show a lot of strength. Maloney is stamping his authority for a spot in the New South Wales side whilst Townsend had a man of the match performance in their victory against the Panthers. However, we believe that they still have a lot of developing left to do in this team and whilst this match will be close we are expecting the Broncos to be too strong in the dying stages of the match.

NRL Multi of the Week – All bets placed with Sportsbet

Rabbitohs to defeat Tigers – $1.45
Eels to defeat Bulldogs – $1.90
Raiders to defeat Panthers – $2.25
Cowboys to defeat Sea Eagles – $1.35
Broncos to defeat Sharks – $1.72

Total odds: $14.39
Return on $50: $719.67

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