National Rugby League Round 25 Betting Preview

August 27th, 2010

There is plenty to love about the weekend of footy planned to play out in Round 25 of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership. Two weeks out from the finals, teams have never had more to play for then they do right here right now. And now is the time for rugby league fans to get in on the Ladbrokes.com.au action and have a punt on your favourites!

Things kick off on Friday night at ANZ Stadium where the Bunnies will have to pull out all the stocks to hold off a determined Eels outfit. Both are long-shot chances at the finals and both will bring plenty of physicality, but with Parramatta looking to atone for their two-point loss after Burt missed the needed kick last week the Eels look the pick.

The other Friday night footy showdown has the desperate Broncos travelling to NZ to play the Warriors. Without Thurston the baby Broncos will be feeling the pressure more than ever as they hang on the brink of the top eight. As great as it would be to see Brisbane win, we think that Vatuvie and co. will have more points.

On Saturday three matches are planned with the Knights looking for an upset win to put a dent in the Dragons, then the Sharks looking in big trouble hosting the number-two Titans at Toyota Stadium (Gold Coast coming off five straight wins), and then the Raiders are ready for a big home game win over the listless Cowboys at Canberra Stadium.

Sunday arvo is also a cracker for NRL fans everywhere as the flying Tigers will play their hearts out and should defeat an ‘over-it’ Melbourne side at Leichardt before the Roosters and the Sea Eagles (six and five on the ladder) battle it out at Sydney Football Stadium.

The final game of the round has Penrith, coming off a huge win last week, ready to rip the Dogs to shreds at ANZ Stadium, but the Dogs likely to lift as Patten and Kimmorely play their farewell home game.

Rugby League Betting Round 25 Picks:

Match 1 – Eels $1.55 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 2 –Warriors $1.52 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 3 – Titans $1.45 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 4 – *Knights $2.40 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 5 – Raiders $1.11 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 6 – Tigers $1.45 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 7 – Roosters $1.57 Ladbrokes.com.au

Match 8 – Panthers $1.50 Ladbrokes.com.au

All odds are subject to change.

*Underdog Rugby League Pick of the Week: The only pick we have taken against the bookies is for the in-form Knights to sleigh the Dragons at Energy Australia Stadium on Saturday night at the juicy odds of $2.40 through Ladbrokes.com.au

Agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know by leaving a comment below. We are always happy to hear from other Rugby League betting enthusiasts!

Exotic bets for this week worth a punt are:

– Eels to lead by 5 – 8 points at halftime on Friday night over the Bunnies at $5.25 through Ladbrokes.com.au

– Roosters to beat the Sea Eagles by 19+ points on Sunday at $4.75 through Ladbrokes.com.au

– Michael Gordon to score the Panthers first try on Monday night at $7 through Ladbrokes.com.au

2010 NRL Round 25 Match Calendar

Day Date Time (local) Venue Home Team Away Team
Fri Aug 27 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Rabbitohs Eels
Fri Aug 27 8:05pm Mt Smart Stadium Warriors Broncos
Sat Aug 28 5:30pm Toyota Stadium Sharks Titans
Sat Aug 28 7:30pm Energy Australia Stadium Kights Dragons
Sat Aug 28 7:30pm Canberra Stadium Raiders Cowboys
Sun Aug 29 2:00pm Leichardt Oval Tigers Storm
Sun Aug 29 3:00pm Sydney Football Stadium Roosters Sea Eagles
Mon Aug 30 7:00pm ANZ Stadium Bulldogs Panthers