Originally Posted by Mr Flamboyant
Friday night's match offers a bit of value either way but who'd be game to side with the Bulldogs or Manly given the former's injury / suspension crisis and the latter's fragility minus Ben Kennedy .. Home ground advantage and the strong scent of a top four spot tips it in favour of the Sea Eagles though ..
On face value the Dragons should cover the 11.5 start against the Sharks, who're surely a little shellshocked after bombing a twenty point lead and with it their finals hopes last weekend.
Can't understand the prices on the Newcastle ($1.55) v Penrith ($2.40) clash .. Newcastle had to work very hard to see off a virtual Cowboys Young Guns outfit last week, and without Andrew Johns they appear ripe for the picking if the Panthers decide to turn up. That's the big if though ..
Will be interesting to see how Melbourne reacts to last weekend's surprise loss. Will it knock them off kilter a bit or will they bounce back to their best? If it's the latter they should have too much pace and slick execution for the Raiders .. even in Canberra.
Hard to get a read on the Parramatta - Brisbane game .. If Brisbane's forwards turn up ready to rough up the Eels then they'll be a chance of containing them. But if the Eels are allowed to get a roll on up the middle their dummy half runners will give the Broncos a tonne of trouble. It's a real clash of two contrasting styles .. The difference being if Parramatta hold sway they'll likely win by a fair margin.
Souths look morals to roll the Cowboys .. The local lads are a rabble and all the talk from their camp is about "what went wrong" this year ect ect .. Souths, for all their faults, should have far too many points in them.
Good luck champ,Really like the Bunnies aswell to crush those hapless Cowboys should be another massacre also take the Manly over the Dogs,good price their since i feel they will win comfortably!!!Eels vs Broncos should be a ripper therefor take the 1-12 option is the most likely result!!Sharks could easily cover +11.5,they play tough against the Dragons also got the size to match them!!!Warriors -6.5 looks good!!!Knights should be too strong at home,they meant business beating Cowboys away!!