Footy tips for Round 18 of the 2011 NRL season seems pretty straight forward but I’m predicting a couple of upsets are in the pipe works. There are some great odds for round 18 including Storm who are paying $1.53, although its pretty short it may be worth loading up on.
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New Zealand V Gold Coast. Mt. Smart Stadium, Friday 6.30pm
Although the bookies have the odds well in NZ corner I think it will be a much closer match. The warriors have had a few worrying signs of late with a bit of a slump in form and Ivan Cleary stating he will leave.
My prediction is the Warriors will put the last month or two behind them and hot back with a win.
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Parramatta V Wests. Parramatta Stadium, Friday 7.35pm
The tigers should win this match with Todd Payten and Chris Lawrence both back from injury. It should bolster the Tigers side who will keep the ball in attack as much as possible which is where Parramatta seem to have struggled lately.
Cronulla V Canberra. Toyota Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Three wins in a row for the sharks and it would be hard to tip against them in the form they are currently in. The Raiders are coming into this game also in good form so it should make for a great spectacle on Staurday night. Paul Gallen is back for the Sharks and will add to the team which have a realistic chance of a semi final.
My prediction is the Sharks by 10.
Canterbury-Bankstown V Melbourne. Adelaide Oval, Saturday 7.30pm
With the Storm stars (Smith, Cronk and Slater) all getting through origin injury free it will be the winning difference in Adelaide on Saturday night. Don’t expect the Bulldogs to back down though, they beat Storm at the same venue last year and with the pressure starting to mount on the Bulldogs coach they will be hungry for a win.
Strorm in a close one.
Sydney V Penrith. Sydney Football Stadium, Sunday 2pm
The Roosters have their back to the wall for the 2011 season with their year going from bad to worse with a long list of injuries and club problems. I can’t see them beating the Panthers who are on the up with Luke Walsh playing inspirational footy and Phil Gould bringing life tot he club.
Expect the Panthers to get the jump on the Roosters and shut the game down early.
Manly V South Sydney. Brookvale Oval, Sunday 3pm
South Sydney will be in damage control after another disappointing loss last week. I’m expecting big things from Manly this year and a big win on Sunday will once again prove they are one of the top if not the top side this year.
Newcastle V North Queensland. Ausgrid Stadium, Monday 7.00pm
With the massive news of Cowboy Johnathan Thurston going down in origin it will be too much of a task to beat the Knights who have started to hit their straps starting from their young players in Ryan Stig and Tyrone Roberts.
The Knights lose to much with Thurston out, he is the key to the Cowboys side and wont win this week without him.