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Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions & Tips - Tribet value in tight Queensland derby

  • Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys tips for Friday's NRL Round 20 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (11.05am BST)
  • Broncos have lost 6 of their last 7 matches, Cowboys have lost their last 6 matches
  • Who will end their losing run?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos meet on Friday (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 29 Jul 2021
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  • Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions
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  • Brisbane Broncos Form 
  • Brisbane Broncos Team News
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  • North Queensland Cowboys Team News
  • North Queensland Cowboys Team List

Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys Predictions

While the Broncos have a good record at home to their Queensland rivals, the Cowboys have won the last two meetings. With neither team reliable, I'm tipping this one to be close with the Tribet the best bet for a win either way by six points or less.

  • Brisbane Broncos have lost 6 of their last 7 matches.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won 7 of their last 9 games against North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium.
  • North Queensland Cowboys won by 1 point when the sides met in Round 9 this season.
  • North Queensland Cowboys have lost their last 6 matches.

Head to Head

The Broncos have got the better of the Cowboys in five of the last eight clashes. North Queensland have won the last two, a 34-18 in Brisbane last season and a 19-18 victory at home in Round 9 this season.

The Cowboys scored a converted try and drop goal inside the last five minutes in Townsville in the win earlier this season.

Brisbane Broncos Form 

Since picking up their fourth win of the season with a 26-18 home victory over Cronulla Sharks, the Broncos have lost their last two games.

The Broncos went down 42-24 defeat to the Wests Tigers two weeks ago.

Last week in Round 19, Kevin Walters' Brisbane side put up a strong enough fight when going down 18-12 to second placed Penrith Panthers.

The Broncos remain two wins clear of bottom side Canterbury Bulldogs, but realistically need to win all remain games to make an unlikely run to the finals.

Brisbane Broncos Team News

Xavier Willison has been named on the interchange bench and will make his NRL debut. The teenager was initially a reserve, but has swapped places with TC Robati.

Rhys Kennedy is also on the interchange and expected to play despite a niggling back injury.

A broken thumb won't keep Jake Turpin after he was named in the hooker role. However, Danny Levi is on standby after replacing the injured Cory Paix on the bench.

Brisbane Broncos Team List

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

North Queensland Cowboys Form 

Six defeats in a row have left the Cowboys' finals hopes hanging by a three having slipped to two wins outside of the eight.

The latest loss came at the hands of leaders Melbourne Storm last weekend.

It was, however, an encouraging performance as they lost 20-18 in Townsville and stopped the rampant Storm attack.

North Queensland have also been beaten by Manly Sea Eagles, Cronulla Sharks, Newcastle Knights, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters.

North Queensland Cowboys Team News

North Queensland are unchanged from the starting side that put up a fight against ladder leaders Melbourne Storm last week.

The Cowboys have named Ben Hampton on the bench after he was replaced late last week.

North Queensland Cowboys Team List

1. Jake Granville, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Murray Taulagi, 4. Connelly Lemeulu, 5. Kane Bradley, 6. Scott Drinkwater, 7. Tom Dearden, 8. Francis Molo, 9. Reece Robson, 10. Jordan McLean, 11. Shane Wright, 12. Mitch Dunn, 13. Jason Taumalolo, 14. Tom Gilbert, 15. Heilum Luki, 16. Coen Hess, 17. Ben Hampton, 18. Lachlan Burr, 19. Deajarn Asi

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You can make a case for either team ending their losing run in this derby. A close contest is predicted with the Tribet of either team by six points or less predicted.

Best Bet: Tribet Either Team By 6 or Less @225.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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