Tigers vs Broncos preview from expert NRL analyst Steve Green, including recommended bet.
They got the win last week and while there were some encouraging signs against the Doggies, the Broncos still looked disorganised and lacked a clear game plan. Individual efforts by the likes of Pangai, Liu and Haas were enough to get the job done, but some of the worrying signs were still there.
Firstly, the Broncos made 17 errors and completed below 75%. They continue to demonstrate poor ball security and their passes are often off the mark. Pleasingly for the Broncos, their defence was massively improved and they were able to defend their errors. They missed 12 tackles and made 339, which is one of the best ratios I have seen for a while.
But the question is, did the Bulldogs really throw much at them? The Bulldogs have scored only 16 tries all year. Wests have scored 34 tries, ranking them equal 4th in that category. The Broncos edges were exposed very easily at times, with Coates having a tendency to drift too far inward.
While Wests were pretty poor last weekend against Souths, they also copped a few tough calls and I think Souths were really on their game. It was a much higher standard game compared to the Bulldogs vs Broncos battle.
Wests have dropped Brooks for Billy Walters, while Marshall has replaced the suspended Reynolds. I don’t mind this change and think Wests needed to try something to spark their spluttering attack, which has seen them unable to score more than 12 in their last two outings.
But Wests have the grinding style of footy that the Broncos have struggled with in 2020. Wests make few errors, kick for field position, control possession and build pressure. It’s the exact opposite of the rubbish the Broncos keep dishing up. If Wests come with this attitude on Friday night, then the Broncos are likely to ruin their chances through silly penalties.
Tigers vs Broncos: predicted score
Tigers vs Broncos: recommended bets
Bet 1 Unit on Tigers -6
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