NRL Thursday: Knights v Broncos, predictions & odds, round 6, 2020
The Brisbane Broncos once again feature in the a Thursday night match, this time at Central Coast Stadium against the exciting Newcastle Knights.
The Broncos went some way to restoring credibility with a fighting 20-18 loss to Manly Warringah last time, just a week after their humiliating 59-0 loss to the Sydney Roosters at home.
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The good news for Broncos coach Anthony Seibold is that this week his team regains star young forward Tevita Pangai jnr after suspension, but that is offset somewhat by losing centre Kotoni Staggs to a hamstring injury suffered at training. Veteran Alex Glenn is expected to move to the centres.
The Knights were well in their match against the Storm last week, despite the 26-12 scoreline indicating it was one-sided. They have been strengthened by the return of second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon from a hamstring injury.
Newcastle should have the inside mail on how the Broncos play given their new hooker Andrew McCullough played 260 matches with the Brisbane team before moving south earlier this season.
Read on for our best bets and winner prediction for the Knights-Broncos clash at Central Coast Stadium on Thursday, June 18.
Knights v Broncos odds
Kick-off: 7.50pm local time
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Head to head odds: Newcastle $1.45, Brisbane $2.80
Line betting: Newcastle (-6.5 points) $1.90, Brisbane (+6.5 points) $1.90
Match total: 36.5 points: over $1.90, under $1.90
Knights v Broncos free betting tips
Below our NRL betting expert has highlighted his free tips for the Knights v Broncos clash.
Broncos +6.5 points/match total over 36.5 double at $3.95
The Broncos will get a real lift from last weeks’ effort against the Sea Eagles and the return of Pangai jnr. The weather forecast is not great but both these teams have had defensive issues and we can see them covering the match total.
Either team wins by 6 or less (inc draw)
We can see this match going down to the wire. While Newcastle are travelling a lot better at the moment, the Broncos showed their best is difficult to combat last week. We don’t expect a blowout here.
Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos prediction
This is potential turning point in the seasons of both of these teams. The Knights will be desperate to show their form since the restart is no fluke and that they are genuine finals contenders. For the Broncos they need a win to reignite their season. Their pack looks a lot more fearsome for this match but they need their back line to find something extra. The Knights in as thriller for us.
Knights v Broncos lowdown
Nine, Fox League and KAYO will telecast the game, or it can be streamed at NRL.com.
All of the top International betting sites will offer markets on the NRL.
The game will kick off at 7.50pm local time.
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