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Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos Tips


Brisbane are given little chance by the bookmakers despite a great home record against Newcastle. I am backing the Broncos to upset the odds at Suncorp Stadium.
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  • Newcastle Knights have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won 5 of their last 6 home games against Newcastle Knights.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won by 22+ points in their last 3 home games against Newcastle Knights.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won 2 of their last 4 games.

Head to Head


Brisbane Broncos have a 35-16 advantage against Newcastle Knights with one draw in 53 games.

The Broncos have won five of the last six contests in Brisbane.

Newcastle Knights Form


Newcastle’s inconsistent season continues as they sit just outside the top 8. They have won back to back games twice this season.

Adam O'Brien’s side beat the Warriors and North Queensland at McDonald Jones Stadium before losing two straight. The Knights fell to a 48-4 defeat against Melbourne and 28-8 loss against the Roosters.

Newcastle bounced back with a 34-24 win against Canberra on Sunday. The raced to an 18-0 lead and were never under threat as Enari Tuala scored a hat-trick.

Newcastle Knights Team News


Mitchell Pearce (hamstring) has been named to return at halfback with Phoenix Crossland dropping out. 

Jayden Brailey (rested) has been replaced at hooker by Chris Randall.

Mitchell Pearce said on Tuesday "unless something drastic happens" at a final training run on Wednesday he was a certain starter for the clash.

Connor Watson has been named to start at lock with Sauaso Sue on the bench.

Newcastle Knights Line Up


1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Enari Tuala, 3. Kurt Mann, 4. Bradman Best, 5. Hymel Hunt, 6. Jake Clifford, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Mitchell Barnett, 13. Connor Watson, 14. Sauaso Sue, 15. David Klemmer, 16. Josh King, 17. Brodie Jones, 18. Phoenix Crossland, 19. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 20. Starford To'a, 21. Jack Johns

Brisbane Broncos Form


Brisbane sit second last on the ladder after a poor season. They have conceded 578 points in 19 games which includes 5 wins and 14 defeats.

Kevin Walters’s side lost two games in a row before a confidence building win on Friday. The Broncos beat North Queensland 37-18 after completing 88% (36/41) of their sets, making 41 tackle breaks and missing just 19 tackles.

Brisbane Broncos Team News


Kotoni Staggs (knee) is out for the season with Jesse Arthars coming into the centres. 

Hoooker Jake Turpin (ankle) is out for the next month. Danny Levi beat a dangerous contact charge to start and Albert Kelly is likely to take on back-up hooker duties with TC Robati dropping out of the 17.

Brisbane Broncos Line Up


1. Tesi Niu, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Jesse Arthars, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Keenan Palasia, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Kobe Hethrington, 14. Xavier Willison, 15. Rhys Kennedy, 16. Ethan Bullemor, 17. TC Robati, 18. David Mead, 19. Albert Kelly, 20. Anthony Milford, 21. Xavier Coates

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What time does Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos kick off?

The Round 21 clash is being played at 7.50pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday, August 5.

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Verdict

Brisbane are playing at home here where they have a great recent record against Newcastle. The Broncos are backed to produce an upset win at Suncorp Stadium.

Best Bet: Brisbane Broncos +12.5 Handicap @-105.26 at Neds - 3 Units
Value Bet: Brisbane Broncos Win Winner @300.00 at Winnersbet - 1 Unit

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