Shocks, upsets and more shocks in round 4 as the Broncos go down to the Titans, the Cowboys were humbled by the Panthers and the Warriors went to Sydney and routed the Roosters and that's not to mention the Storm losing to the Sharks. Continue reading for our NRL Round 5 2018 Preview and Tips.
Last Weeks NRL Tips - Betting Man
Too many shocks in round 4 for any tipster I would think and like most it's back to the drawing board this week for us but total points wise we had a fair run.
Both of our best bets failed to salute so hopefully a reversal of form this week.
Last Weeks NRL Tips
Bold Price Indicates Best Bet Selection
Red Price Indicates Winning Selection
|Match Winner||Total Points||Match Winner||Total Points|
NQ Cowboys @ 1.30
Over 38.5 @ 1.9
C Raiders @ 2.60
Under 45.5 @ 1.9
C Bulldogs @ 1.9
Under 44.5 @ 1.9
ST G Dragons @ 1.30
Over 43.5 @ 1.9
M Storm @ 1.6
Under 38 @ 1.9
B Broncos @ 1.23
Under 45.5 @ 1.9
N Warriors @ 3.30
Under 42.5 @ 1.9
W Tigers @ 1.30
Under 38 @ 1.9
|Multi Bet Round 3 - Cowboys, Storm, Dragons, Tigers|
NRL Tips Round 5 2018
Prices Courtesy of Sportsbet
THURSDAY 5TH APRIL 2018
Raiders 1.90 v Bulldogs 1.90
TIP - Over 40.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Raiders 13+ @ 3.75
Four games and now four losses for the Raiders but this week after three close encounters that could have gone either way Canberra were soundly beaten by Manly 32-16
The Raiders got off to the perfect start scoring a try inside the first five minutes but four tries by the Eagles inside twenty five minutes put pay to any hopes the Raiders had of clinching their first win of the season.
The Bulldogs looked to have things sewn up in their fixture against the Rabbitohs but things started to fall apart inside the last ten minutes as South's pushed for the win.
Two late conceded tries by the Bulldogs undid all their good work and they left the game with nothing pondering on what could have been.
Verdict - I think I have tipped them every week so why stop now, the Raiders to finally get off the mark, we hope!!
FRIDAY 6TH APRIL 2018
Sharks 2.20 v Roosters 1.67
TIP - Under 36.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Sharks 1-12 @ 3.40
Superb defensive display by the Sharks last week against the Storm which saw them come away with the points after a hard fought 14-4 victory.
Another effort like the one they put on display last week will see them dispatch the Roosters also but the question is can they reproduce that sort of performance here?
The Roosters were outplayed at home last week against the Warriors and it showed on the scoreboard with the game finishing 30-6 in the Warriors favour.
The Roosters have lacked consistency this season which is unlike them and they will be hoping for one of their better performances this week.
Verdict - Solid Sharks effort last week and an under par Roosters so for me the Sharks are way over priced and I will take the odds on offer.
Dragons 1.42 v Rabbitohs 2.90 - BEST BET
TIP - Over 41.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Dragons 13+ @ 2.20
The Dragons maintained their 100% record in 2018 when they easily accounted for the Knights 30-12 at home in front of their adoring fans.
They have been the most solid team this season and they will be hard to beat both at home and on the road if they can keep this form throughout the year.
South's came back from the dead last week scoring two tries in side the final ten minutes to take the scalp of the Bulldogs with a 20-16 victory.
That makes it two on the spin from the Bunnies after losing their first two round matches but those wins were at home so they will need to be better on the road to feature.
Verdict - Flawless start to this seasons campaign and I would imagine it will continue in round 5, Dragons to extend their unbeaten run for me.
SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2018
Tigers 3.25 v Storm 1.35
TIP - Under 38.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Storm 1-12 @ 3.00
Wests continued their good start to the season beating the Eels 30-20 comfortably and finally putting a few more points on the board.
They will find things tougher here and will have to put in another of their solid defensive efforts if they are to take anything from this game against the Storm.
Melbourne have now lost two games this year and this may well be an indicator that they are not the force they were last season but it is still early days yet.
Soundly beaten last week against the Sharks in a tough low scoring contest due to the heavy wind but both teams play in the same conditions so they cannot use that old excuse for the loss.
Verdict - Look for the Storm to bounce back here in again what should be another low scoring affair, seems to go hand in hand with the Tigers this season.
Warriors 1.85 v Cowboys 1.95
TIP - Over 40.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Warriors 13+ @ 4.33
Four from four now for the Warriors as their superb run continues in 2018 after making light work of the Roosters 30-6 last week and on their travels too which is usually the undoing for the Warriors.
Back at home in round 5 expect them to be riding the crest of that wave all the way throughout this game and put on a show for their home support.
Poor effort last week from the Cowboys at home against the Panthers going down 33-14 in a lackluster display, not often you will here those words after a Cowboys performance.
Still on the fence with the Cowboys this year, they may well turn things around but three losses not does not bode well for them and they will have to do things the hard way once again if they are to feature at the back end of the year.
Verdict - Always tough at home and the Cowboys seem to be in all sorts of trouble so stick with a winning team and the Warriors to extend their great start to 2018.
Knights 1.90 v Broncos 1.90
TIP - Over 39.5 @ 1.9 - BEST BET
TIP - Broncos 13+ @ 4.33
Two losses on the spin now for the Knights after their round 4 loss away against the Dragons but they will not be overly concerned with their 30-12 loss as they will know not many teams will be successful this year away to the Dragons and they did put up a solid effort.
If the Knights are to have a chance this year they have to be competitive in fixtures like this especially at home but I am not sure they have got it in the locker once again.
Brisbane suffered a shock loss in round 4 against the Titans at home going down 26-14 in a game they were never really in after conceding two tries inside the first five minutes.
Two losses this season for the Broncos now they will want to get some sort of run going and they will feel this is the perfect opportunity to right the ship.
Verdict - Look for the Broncos to bounce back here after their under par performance last week.
SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018
Titans 2.41 v Eagles 1.57
TIP - Over 44.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Titans 1-12 @ 3.60
Excellent effort last week by the Titans beating their local rival on their home turf 26-14, the question is was that a one off or do they have the capacity to repeat that performance??
Two wins and two losses for the Gold Coast keeps then in the mix but they have to win this type of game if they are to feature in the finals, home advantage must be taken.
The Eagles won with something in hand last week beating the Raiders 32-16 and taking their record to 2 form 4 this season in the process.
Two excellent displays this season with two to forget from Manly, what should we expect this week, well who knows!!
Verdict - Manly have lost both games on the road this year so the Titans after last weeks efforts are worth a shot at overs for me.
Eels 1.90 v Panthers 1.90
TIP - Over 38.5 @ 1.9
TIP - Panthers 13+ @ 3.20 - BEST BET
Parramatta sit at the foot of the table having lost all four games this season but their effort against the Tigers in round 4 will have given them a little bit of hope for what is to come for them.
A much improved performance and while they lost 30-20 they will take a few positives from the game and try to build on that effort here.
Penrith went to the Cowboys layer and tore them apart last week taking the points in an impressive 33-14 victory which made up for their only loss of the season the week before going down narrowly against the Bulldogs 20-18 after a slow start.
The Panthers have shown enough this season to suggest that they will be real contenders this year but they will have to sure up their defence a little as they are still shipping too many points.
Verdict - Panthers to continue their good form and take another valuable two points on the road at decent odds given the start to the season.
NRL Tips Round 5 2018 Multi-bet - Broncos, Dragons, Panthers