NRL round 18 Tips and Predictions

Jamie Samuel NRL

Photo Credit: Daily Telegraph

Cowboys vs Sharks, Friday 6:00pm AEST:

The North Queensland Sharks will host the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on Friday night at Queensland Country Bank Stadium. The Sharks are looking to break a seven-game losing streak against the visitors, stretching back to 2018.

The Cowboys sit in second position, with a 12-4 record. The Sharks in fourth with an 11-5 record. The Sharks come into this game with plenty of momentum, following their 28-6 win over the Melbourne Storm last weekend. Before the bye, the Cowboys took care of the Brisbane Broncos.

Cowboys vs Sharks Prediction:

The Cowboys look in shape to end a four year loosing streak. At home they should get the job done.

Cowboys vs Sharks betting tip:

The Cowboys start favourites at $1.77 to the Sharks $2.05.

Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors, Friday 7:55pm AEST:

Parramatta will host the New Zealand Warriors this Friday at CommBank Stadium.

The Eels sit in sixth position with a 10-6, New Zealand struggling in 13th with a 5-11 record. The Eels have won the last three clashes with New Zealand.

Parramatta come into this clash following a 28-20 victory over the West Tigers last Saturday. Before the bye, New Zealand had a massive 22-2 win over the West Tigers.

Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors prediction:

Parramatta should get the job done comfortably.

Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors betting tip:

Parramatta start strong favourites at $1.15 to New Zealand $6.50.

Roosters vs Dragons, Saturday 3:00pm AEST:

The Sydney Roosters will host the St George Dragons on Saturday afternoon at Central Coast Stadium.

The Roosters in 10th position, with with a 7-9 record. Face the Dragons in ninth position with an 8-8 record. The Roosters have won two of the last three clashes with the Dragons.

The Dragons come into this clash following a 32-18 defeat to Brisbane last weekend. Before their bye, the Roosters lost 26-18 to the Panthers. So both sides will be hungry to get back on the winners list.

Roosters vs Dragons prediction:

The Roosters will be too strong at home, they will get the job done in front of their fans.

Roosters vs Dragons betting tip:

The Roosters start favourites at $1.35 to the Dragons $3.25.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights, Saturday 5:30pm AEST:

Manly will host Newcastle on Saturday at 4 Pines Park.

Manly in eight position, with an 8-8 record. The Knights in 12th with a 5-11 record. The Knights have won two of the last three clashes with Manly.

Newcastle head into this clash following a 40-28 point loss to South Sydney last week. Before the bye, Manly had a big 36-30 win over the Melbourne Storm.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights Prediction:

Manly will get the job done and keep their place in the eight, at home they will be strong.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights betting tip:

Manly start favourites at $1.37 to the Knights $3.10.

Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos, Saturday 7:35 PM AEST:

Gold Coast will host the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night at Cbus Super Stadium.

Gold Coast in 15th with a 3-12 record, facing the fifth place Brisbane, with a 10-6 record. Brisbane have won two of the last three clashes with Gold Coast.

Brisbane come into this clash following a 32-18 win over the Dragons. The Titans lost 38-12 a week before their bye.

Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos prediction:

Brisbane will comfortably get the job done. They are the in form side and will run away with it.

Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos betting tip:

Brisbane start favourites at $1.39 to the Titans $3.00.

West Tigers vs Penrith Panthers, Sunday 2pm AEST:

The West Tigers will host the Penrith Panthers on Sunday at Commbank Stadium.

It is the top vs bottom clash, the Tigers in last position with a 3-13 record facing the Panthers, who sit on top with a 15-1 record. The Panthers have won two of the last three clashes with the Tigers.

The Tigers are coming off a 28-20 defeat to Parramatta last Saturday. The Panthers took care of the Sydney Roosters 26-18 before their bye.

West Tigers vs Penrith Panthers prediction:

West tigers will struggle to keep up with the form of the Panthers. It will be a comfortable run away victory for Penrith and they will show the league why they are the best.

West Tigers vs Penrith Panthers betting tip:

Penrith start favourites at $1.37 to the Tigers $3.10

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders, Sunday 4:05pm AEST:

Melbourne Storm will host the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon at AAMI Park.

The Storm sitting in third with an 11-5 record, facing Canberra in 11th with a 7-9 record. The Storm have won two of the last three clashes with the Raiders.

Melbourne are looking to rebound from their 28-6 loss to the Sharks last week. Before the bye, the Raiders lost a close contest to the St George Dragons 12-10.

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders prediction:

Melbourne Storm will be to strong and remain in third position and the top four come the end of the round.

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders betting tip:

Melbourne start favourites at $1.25 to the Raiders $4.00.

Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sunday 6:15pm AEST:

The Bulldogs will host the Rabbitohs on Sunday night.

The Bulldogs in 14th with a 4-12 record, facing South Sydney who sit seventh with a 9-7 record. The Rabbitohs have won the last three clashes with the Bulldogs and you would expect that trend to continue.

Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs prediction:

South Sydney will be to good for the Bulldogs on this occasion, they are charging towards final.

Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs betting tip:

The Rabbitohs start favourites at $1.35 to the Bulldogs $3.25