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Raiders vs Broncos Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Broncos set for fifth straight defeat

  • Canberra Raiders host Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night
  • The game kicks off at 7.35pm AEST at GIO Stadium
  • The Broncos have lost four in a row heading into the game
  • Brisbane have won 9 of the last 12 meetings between the sides
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Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos meet at GIO Stadium on Saturday night (Getty Images)

Canberra Raiders host Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium on Saturday night in a game between two sides heading in opposite directions this season. The Raiders are firmly in the hunt for a top four finish, while the Broncos won't be playing finals footy without a miracle turnaround in form and fortunes.

Raiders Form & Team News

Canberra are fifth on the ladder with an 8-5 record and firmly in the hunt for the double chance that comes with a top four finish. 

The Raiders haven't done a great deal of scoring of late, surpassing 18 points just once in the last five games, but it has been enough for three wins. The two losses in that time came against the top two in Melbourne Storm and last week to the Penrith Panthers.

Raiders will be unchanged with hooker Siliva Havili cleared to play after shaking of a triceps injury.

The Raiders team for Saturday in below

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papalii’i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Michael Oldfield 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Matt Frawley

Broncos Form & Team News

It is now four straight defeats for the Broncos, who sit in 15th on the ladder with a 3-10 record and in a battle for the wooden spoon rather than the finals.

A sorry season is underlined by the fact Brisbane have the worst defence in the league having leaked 410 points. They have conceded 26 or more in 9 of their last 11 games, including in a 48-0 loss to the Tigers and 46-8 defeat to the Storm. They were followed more recently by losses to the Sharks (36-26) and Rabbitohs (28-10) last week. 

Tevita Pangai Jr has been stood down and he is replaced by Ben Te'o. Jordan Riki will make his debut for the Broncos, while Corey Paix has been named on the bench at the expense of Issac Luke.

The Broncos team for Saturday is below:

1. Darius Boyd 2. Richard Kennar 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Brodie Croft 7. Tom Dearden 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Ben Te’o 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Cory Paix 15. Jordan Riki 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Matthew Lodge 18. Issac Luke 19. Ethan Bullemor 20. Rhys Kennedy 21. Jesse Arthars

Raiders vs Broncos Head to Head

The Broncos have an excellent record against the Raiders, winning nine of the last 12 head to heads. The most recent meeting, however, went Canberra's way as they won 26-22 last year at home.

Raiders vs Broncos Odds

The Raiders are one of the shortest priced favourites of the round at just $1.11. The Broncos are $6.50 outsiders to end their run with a massive line set of +18.5 for the Broncos.

Raiders vs Broncos Stats

  • Canberra Raiders have score more than 18 points just once in the last five games.
  • Brisbane Broncos have lost their last four in a row.
  • The Broncos have conceded most points of any team this season (410).
  • The Broncos have conceded 26 points or more in 9 of their last 11 games.
  • Brisbane have won 9 of the last 12 matches against Canberra.

Raiders vs Broncos FAQs

What time does the Raiders vs Broncos game kick off?

The scheduled kick off time for Raiders vs Broncos is 7.35pm AEST on Saturday, August 15.

Where is the Raiders vs Broncos game taking place?

Raiders vs Broncos is being played at GIO Stadium, which is located in Canberra, ACT.

Can I watch a live stream of the Raiders vs Broncos game?

Visit the live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Raiders vs Broncos live stream.


The Broncos are a team that has been unable to find a plug to stop the leak of points. They face a Raiders side that hasn't been prolific on the scoreboard.

While Canberra should win comfortably, the -18.5 line might be too big for a team that has gone past that total only once in the last five games. Take Brisbane with the start and under the 40.5 total points line.

Best Bet: Under 40.5 Points Total Points @1.91 at Sportsbet - 2 Units
Match Line Bet: Broncos +18.5 Match Line @1.91 at Sportsbetting - 2 Units

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