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Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm, Thursday 7:50pm AEST:
The Parramatta Eels will host the Melbourne Storm tonight at the CommBank Stadium, Sydney.
This game will decide who finishes in the top four, as Melbourne Storm sit in fourth with a 15-8 record, and Parramatta sit in fifth with the same record. Parramatta have won the last three consecutive clashes with the Melbourne Storm.
Parramatta had a massive 53-6 victory over Brisbane last week, while the Storm went down 18-14 to the Sydney Roosters.
Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm prediction:
Parramatta to win this one at home and move into the top four.
Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm betting tip:
Parramatta start slight favourites at $1.65 to the Melbourne Storm $2.25
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Manly Sea Eagles, Friday 6pm AEST:
The Canterbury Bulldogs will host Manly on Friday night at Accor Stadium, Sydney.
The Bulldogs sitting in 12th with a 6-17 record, facing the 11th placed Manly with a 9-14 record. The Sea Eagles have won the last three consecutive clashes with the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs went down to the Sharks by 16-point last week, while Manly got done by the Canberra Raiders by 42-points.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Manly Sea Eagles prediction:
Manly to cap off their season with a win.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Manly Sea Eagles betting tip:
The Bulldogs start favourites at $1.50 to Manly $2.60
Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Friday 7:55pm AEST:
The Sydney Roosters will host South Sydney on Friday night at Allianz Stadium, Sydney.
The Roosters in sixth with a 14-9 record, facing the seventh placed South Sydney with an identical record heading into the final round. South Sydney have the last three consecutive clashes with the Roosters.
The Roosters upset the Melbourne Storm 18-14 last week, while South Sydney defeated the Cowboys 20-10.
Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs prediction:
Sydney Roosters to win a close exciting Sydney Derby.
Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs betting tip:
Sydney Roosters start favourites at $1.80 to South Sydney $2.00
New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans, Saturday 3:00pm:
New Zealand will host the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday afternoon at MT Smart Stadium, Auckland.
New Zealand in 14th position with a 6-17 record, taking on the 15th placed Gold Coast with a 5-18 record. Gold Coast have won two out of the last three clashes with New Zealand.
Both teams will round out their seasons. New Zealand lost to the Panthers 46-12 last week, while Gold Coast defeated Newcastle 36-26.
New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans prediction:
New Zealand will round out their season with a win.
New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans betting tip:
New Zealand start favourites at $1.54 to Gold Coast $2.50
St George Dragons vs Brisbane Broncos, Saturday 5:30pm AEST:
St George will host the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney.
The Dragons in 10th position with an 11-12 record, hosting the ninth placed Brisbane with a 13-10 record. St George have won two out of the last three meetings with Brisbane.
Brisbane went out of the eight last week, due to their 53-6 defeat to Parramatta. St George had a 24-22 win over the Tigers.
St George Dragons vs Brisbane Broncos prediction:
Brisbane will get a crucial win to keep their last finals chances alive.
St George Dragons vs Brisbane Broncos betting tip:
Brisbane start favourites at $1.60 to St George $2.35
Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers, Saturday 7:35pm AEST:
Queensland will host Penrith in potentially the match of the round, on Saturday night at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville.
Queensland in third position with a 16-7 record, taking on the first placed Penrith with a 20-3 record. Penrith have won the last three clashes with Queensland.
Last week Queensland went down 20-10 to South Sydney, while Penrith defeated New Zealand 46-12.
Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers prediction:
Queensland to get an importaint win and secure third position.
Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers betting tip:
Queensland start hot favourites at $1.15 to Penrith $5.50
Newcastle Knights vs Cronulla Sharks, Sunday 2:00pm AEST:
Newcastle will host the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday afternoon at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle.
Newcastle in 13th with a 6-17 record, taking on the second placed Sharks with a 17-6 record. The Knights have won two out of the last three clashes with Cronulla.
Newcastle were defeated by the Gold Coast Titans 36-26 last week, while the Sharks had a 16-0 win over the Bulldogs.
Newcastle Knights vs Cronulla Sharks prediction:
The Sharks to get a comfortable win and secure second place
Newcastle Knights vs Cronulla Sharks betting tip:
Cronulla start hot favourites at $1.15 to Newcastle $5.50.
West Tigers vs Canberra Raiders, Sunday 4:05pm:
The West Tigers will host the Canberra Raiders on Sunday at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney.
The Tigers in 18th position with a 4-19 record, hosting the eighth placed Canberra with a 13-10 record. The Raiders have won the last three consecutive clashes with the Tigers.
If the Raiders can get the job done as expected, it’ll secure them a finals birth. Last week they moved into the eight following a 48-6 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles. While the Tigers lost to St George 24-22.
West Tigers vs Canberra Raiders prediction:
Canberra to get a comfortable victory and secure their spot in the finals.
West Tigers vs Canberra Raiders betting tip:
The Raiders start favourites at $1.28 to Canberra $3.25