National Rugby League 2010 Grand Final Betting Preview

October 1st, 2010

This Sunday the 2010 NRL season comes to a climax when the blockbuster battle for the Premiership title and glory takes place with the Grand Final decider between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters.

The 2010 NRL Grand Final will take place in front of a sell-out crowd at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon, due to kick off at 5:15pm (local time).

The back-to-back Minor Premiership Dragons will start the clear favourites at the bookies, currently paying $1.63 to win through Sportsbet, as St George Illawarra seek the Saint’s first Grand Final win for over seven decades.

The Wooden Spooners of last year, the Sydney Roosters, are the underdogs in the betting markets currently at a quote of $2.35 through Sportsbet to win and complete the worst to first fairy tale and become the first team to do so since the Western Suburb Magpies in 1934.

Below we look at the stats and facts for why both teams can win the NRL Grand Final on Sunday to help punters make their wagering selections at Ladbrokes.com.au on the game of the year.

For a more detailed 2010 NRL Grand Final Preview follow the link, but read on below first for a quick run down!

Why the Dragons can win:

  • Have a six time Grand Final winning coach in Wayne Bennett
  • Are the best defensive team in the NRL conceding the fewest points of any team
  • Are clinical, professional and have the game plan to grind down their rivals
  • Have twice beaten the Roosters previously this season and hold the 9/11 advantage in recent times
  • Jamie Soward’s kicking game gives them a big advantage in a down-to-the-wire decider

Why the Roosters can win:

  • Are coming off a massive victory over the Titans that will have given them confidence
  • Have scored more points than the Dragons overall this season Have the Captain of the Year with Braith Anasta in career best form
  • Have the Coach of the Year with Brian Smith seeking revenge on Bennett after losing the 1992 and 1993 Grand Finals to him
  • Todd Carney and Mitchell Pearce are the best halves in the competition

Rugby League Betting NRL Grand Final Pick & Odds:

The bookies like the Dragons but we are tipping an upset and fancy the Roosters to win through their brilliant attack, lightning fast play, never say die attitude and momentum.

Team Head To Head Line Points 1-12 13+
Dragons 1.63 1.92 (-3.5) 2.10 (-5.5) 3.00 3.40
Roosters 2.35 1.92 (+3.5) 2.10 (+1.5) 3.50 5.50

Exotic Bets Worth a Punt on the NRL Grand Final:

  • Roosters to win by 7 – 12 points at $7.50
  • Todd Carney to score the Roosters first try at $8
  • Yes there will be a 40/20 Kick at $3.50

To get in on the action and check out the full range of updated NRL Grand Final betting odds and options visit Ladbrokes.com.au and if you sign up with them today you will get a free $300 bet in time for Sunday!