The Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Titans will both be going all-out to get back in the win column when they square off in their round 7 matchup on Saturday. With Brisbane dropping four straight and Gold Coast looking to snap a two-game skid, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their NRL odds in this Titans Vs Broncos affair.
NRL Titans Vs Broncos Round 7
Why Bet On The Broncos
Brisbane is sitting in 14th place in the 16-team NRL standings with an uninspiring four points. The Broncos have been limited to 80 points through six games while allowing a whopping 179 points defensively (-99). Brisbane has gone an identical 1-2 at home and on the road this season. The Broncos have lost four straight including a humbling 27-6 road loss against Newcastle on Thursday. Xavier Coates scored the Broncos only try while Herbie Farnworth added a conversion. Still, it wasn’t enough as Brisbane gave up four tries, four conversions, one penalty goal and one field goal in the loss.
For this round 7 showdown, Tesi Niu will get the start at fullback with Jamayne Isaako coming off the bench. Pat Carrigan and Tom Flegler are suspended. Joseph Ofahengaue starts at lock and Jamil Hopoate and Rhys Kennedy join the interchange with Cory Paix (strained pec) dropping out. The Broncos have conceded the most penalties and received the fewest through seven rounds.
Why Bet On The Titans
Gold Coast is sitting in last place in the NRL standings with two points. The Titans have been limited to a league-low 66 points while simultaneously allowing a league-high 181 points defensively to own the worst point differential mark in the league (-115). Gold Coast has gone 1-2 at home and 0-3 on the road this season. Gold Coast has dropped two straight and comes into this contest off a humbling 20-8 home loss against St. George on Saturday. The Titans were limited to one Tanah Boyd scoring try while Ashley Taylor went 1-for-1 on conversions and an identical 1-for-1 on penalty goals. Gold Coast gave up three tries and three conversions in the loss.
For this pairing, Dale Copley will replace Young Tonumaipea (knee) at center while Mitch Rein takes over at hooker for Erin Clark. Sam Lisone and Keegan Hipgrave are named to start with Jaimin Jolliffe coming off the bench and Bryce Cartwright out of the 17. Last, but not least Jarrod Wallace returns on the interchange while Tyrone Roberts (ankle) has again been named on the extended bench.
Gold Coast Titans (1-0-5) Vs. Brisbane Broncos (2-0-4)
- When: Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:30 AM AEST
- Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
- Titans Vs Broncos Live: Nine/Fox Sports
- Money Lines: Broncos -270 / Titans +210
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Brisbane might have the better record in this affair and they might be playing at home in this round 7 matchup, but I love the value that Gold Coast is offering coming into this matchup. Brisbane has been limited to six points or less in three of their last four games and that’s a tough way to win, even against a Titans team that isn’t playing their very best footy right now.
These two rivals have alternated wins and losses over their last five meetings, with Brisbane picking up a 34-12 road win the last time they met back on July 27, 2019. If this trends holds true, that means it’s the Titans turn to get the win in this matchup. Gold Coast isn’t very god at all, but I smell an upset brewing in this one!
Pick: Titans 22 Broncos 18
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 7 Matches
- Rabbitohs vs Panthers – Thursday 25th June, 05:50 AM | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
- Dragons vs Roosters – Friday 26th June, 05:55 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Knights vs Cowboys – Friday 26th June, 01:00 AM | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
- Warriors vs Storm – Friday 26th June, 04:00 AM | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
- Raiders vs Eels – Saturday 27th June, 05:35 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Sharks vs Sea Eagles – Sunday 28tht June, 02:05 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
- Wests Tigers vs Bulldogs – Sunday 28th June, 04:30 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney