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Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Predictions & Tips - Broncos to cause a Suncorp upset?

  • Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters tips for Friday's NRL Round 22 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (11.05am BST)
  • The Broncos have won 6 of their last 7 matches against the Roosters at Suncorp Stadium
  • Will Brisbane home record against Sydney continue?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Sydney Roosters lost to the Brisbane Broncos in Round 11 (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 12 Aug 2021
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Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Predictions


The Broncos have been competitive over the last three weeks and have an excellent home record against Roosters. Having caused an upset in the reserve fixture, I'm tipping Brisbane with a +14.5 start.
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  • Brisbane Broncos have won 2 of their last 3 home matches.
  • Brisbane Broncos have covered a +14.5 handicap in their last 3 matches.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium.

Head to Head


The Broncos shocked the Roosters 34-16 in Sydney in Round 11 this season. The Roosters had won both meetings last year with 59-0 and 58-12 victories.

Brisbane Broncos Form


The Broncos remain second from bottom on the ladder after losing three of their last four.

A Queensland derby win over the Cowboys 37-18 is the highlight of the last month. The Broncos have lost to Wests Tigers 42-24, Penrith Panthers 18-12 and Newcastle Knights 28-20 last week.

Brisbane Broncos Team News


Tom Flegler returns from suspension for the injured Keenan Palasia, and Albert Kelly comes back in for Brodie Croft in the halves.

Xavier Coates replaces Jamayne Isaako on the wing and Selwyn Cobbo starts at centre with Jesse Arthars dropped. Cory Paix returns from injury among the reserves.

Brisbane Broncos Team List


1. Tesi Niu, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Selwyn Cobbo, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Xavier Coates, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Albert Kelly, 8. Tom Flegler, 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. Cory Paix, 19. Anthony Milford, 20. Brendan Piakura, 21. David Mead

Sydney Roosters Form


The Roosters were edged out by Penrith Panthers last week, going down 20-14 to miss out on the chance to move into the top four.

Trent Robinson's side won four straight prior to that with victories over Canterbury Bulldogs, North Queensland Cowboys, Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels. 

Sydney Roosters Team News


Angus Crichton's suspension results in a move into the forwards for Sitili Tupouniua. Joey Manu switches back into the centres as a result with Dale Copley on the wing.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, meanwhile, is rested with Naufahu Whyte coming onto the bench.

Sydney Roosters Team List


1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Adam Keighran, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Dale Copley, 6. Drew Hutchison, 7. Sam Walker, 8. ​Isaac Liu, 9. Sam Verrills, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Nat Butcher, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Victor Radley, 14. Lachlan Lam, 15. Egan Butcher, 16. Fletcher Baker, 17. Naufahu Whyte, 18. Ben Marschke, 19. Tuku Hau Tapuha, 20. Brad Abbey, 21. Ben Thomas

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Verdict

The Broncos have a surprisingly impressive home record against the Roosters. They are tipped with a +14.5 start and to win the match for small stakes.

Best Bet: Broncos +14.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Broncos Win Match Result @360.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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