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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers, Thursday 7:50pm AEST.
South Sydney will host Penrith tonight at Accor Stadium, Sydney.
The fifth placed South Sydney, with a 13-8 record, taking on the first place Penrith, with a remarkable 18-3 record. Penrith have won two out of the last three clashes with South Sydney.
The Rabbitohs destroyed Parramatta 26-0 last week, while Melbourne Storm tore Penrith apart, defeating them 16-0 last week.
This is a massive game shaping the top eight. As a win for South Sydney could keep their top four hopes alive.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers prediction:
South Sydney will hand Penrith another defeat in front of their home fans.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers betting tip:
South Sydney start favourites at $1.60 to the Panthers $2.35
Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors, Friday 6pm AEST:
The Queensland Cowboys will host the New Zealand Warriors on Friday night at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville.
Queensland sitting in second place with a 15-6 record, taking on the 13th place New Zealand Warriors with a 6-15 record. New Zealand have won two out of the last three clashes with Queensland.
Queensland went down to the Sydney Roosters last week 32-18, while New Zealand had a massive 42-18 win over the Canterbury Bulldogs.
This is a big opportunity for Queensland to keep up their second place on the table.
Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors prediction:
It will be a comfortable victory for the Cowboys in front of their home fans.
Queensland Cowboys vs New Zealand Warriors betting tip:
Queensland start hot favourites at $1.12 to New Zealand $6.50
Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm, Friday 7:55pm AEST:
The Brisbane Broncos will host the Melbourne Storm on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
Brisbane in sixth position with a 13-8 record, taking on the third placed Melbourne Storm with a 14-7 record. The Storm have won the last three consecutive clashes with Brisbane.
Melbourne will want to win this one to remain in the top four. Last week Brisbane had a 28-10 victory over Newcastle, while the Storm handed Penrith their third defeat of the season with a 16-0 victory.
Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm prediction:
It will be a win for the Melbourne Storm in a hotly contested game.
Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm betting tip:
Melbourne Storm start favourites at $1.50 to Brisbane $2.60
Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs, Saturday 3:00pm AEST:
Parramatta will host the Canterbury Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at the CommBank Stadium, Sydney.
Parramatta in seventh position with a 13-8 record, taking on the 12th placed Bulldogs with a 6-15 record. Parramatta have won two out of their last three clashes with the Bulldogs.
The Eels got outclassed by South Sydney 26-0 last week, while the Bulldogs got smashed by New Zealand 42-18. Both sides will be determined this week.
Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs prediction:
Parramatta to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans.
Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs
Parramatta start favourites at $1.35 to the Bulldogs $3.25
Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks, Saturday 5:30pm AEST:
Manly will host the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday evening at 4 Pines Park, Sydney.
The Sea Eagles in 10th position with a 9-12 record, taking on the third placed Sharks with a 15-6 record. The Sharks have won two out of the last three clashes with Manly.
Manly fell to the Gold Coast Titans 44-24 in an upset last week. While the Sharks had a 36-12 victory over the West Tigers.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks prediction:
Cronulla will get the win and keep their place in the top three.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Cronulla Sharks betting tip:
Cronulla start favourites at $1.20 to Manly $4.50
Sydney Roosters vs West Tigers, Saturday 7:35pm AEST:
The Sydney Roosters will host the West Tigers on Saturday night at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sydney in eighth position with a 12-9 record, taking on the 16th placed Tigers with a 4-17 record. Sydney have won the last three consecutive clashes with the West Tigers.
The Roosters had a big 32-18 win over the Queensland Cowboys last week, while the Tigers fell 36-12 against the Sharks. This game is a perfect opportunity for the Roosters to keep their noses in the top 8.
Sydney Roosters vs West Tigers prediction:
Sydney to get another big victory in this one.
Sydney Roosters vs West Tigers betting tip:
Sydney start hot favourites at $1.07 to the Tigers $9.
St George Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans, Sunday 2:00pm AEST:
St George will play host to the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday afternoon at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.
St George in 11th position with a 9-12 record, taking on the 15th placed Gold Coast with a 4-17 record. Gold Coast have won the last three consecutive clashes with St George.
The Dragons lost a close thriller to the Canberra Raiders 24-22 last week. While Gold Coast casued an upset over Manly 44-24.
St George Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans prediction:
St George to end this loosing streak to the Gold Coast and get an important victory at home.
St George Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans betting tip:
St George start favourites at $1.60 to the Titans $2.35
Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders, Sunday 4:05pm AEST:
Newcastle will play host to the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon at the McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle.
The Knights in 14th position with a 6-15 record, taking on the ninth placed Canberra Raiders with a 11-10 record. Canberra have won two out of the last three games against Newcastle.
Newcastle went down to Brisbane last week 28-10, while Canberra won a thrilling game against St George 24-22. The Raiders are still in the finals hunt.
Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders prediction:
Canberra will get the job done and keep their finals chances very much alive.
Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders betting tip:
Canberra start favourites at $1.31 to Newcastle $3.50