Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
The Knights, wooden spooners last year, can justify their premiership favourite status by beating the Bulldogs tonight. Punters think they can as the Knights have been the best backed side of the season so far, but we at Centrebet are not so sure. They won in a 'hand canter' last week, but with the possibility of bad weather looming, who knows?
There are rumours around that the Cowboys could be missing a few troops tomorrow night, so be careful in this game as well. Melbourne have been the surprise packet of the season so far, and there were a few chinks in the Cowboy's armory exposed last week. Manly are at home to Cronulla on Saturday night, and while facts and figures point towards a Manly win, some smart money has gone down on the Sharks. Just prior to these two matches, the Tigers play New Zealand at Christchurch, and league punters are predicting that the Warriors can break the hoodoo of games played away from Ericsson in New Zealand.
Parramatta are going into their match against the Bronco's as favourites, and the other two Sunday matches have seen the two short priced favourites, St George Illawarra and the Roosters, carry the bulk of public support. We are looking for one of these two to be beaten, and perhaps it might be the Rabbitoh's who might lift to another level with the new regime in control?
Good luck! __________________