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Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Raiders to add to the Broncos' problems

  • Canberra Raiders host Brisbane Broncos on Saturday
  • The game kicks off at 10.35am BST 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 (Getty Images)

Canberra Raiders get the chance to enhance their NRL top four claims when they host struggling Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium on Saturday. The Broncos won't be playing finals footy without a miracle turnaround in form.

Canberra Raiders Form


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 their 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 the Penrith Panthers.

Canberra Raiders Team News


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

The Raiders team for Saturday is 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

Brisbane Broncos Form


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.

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. 

Brisbane Broncos Team News


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

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane 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 went Canberra's way as they won 26-22 at home last year.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane 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.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos Stats


  • Canberra Raiders have score more than 18 points just once in the last five games.
  • Brisbane have won 9 of their last 12 games against Canberra.
  • Brisbane Broncos have lost their last 4 games 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.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos FAQs

When is the Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos game?

The scheduled kick off time for Raiders vs Broncos is 10.35am AEST on Saturday, August 15.

Where is the Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos game taking place?

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

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

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

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Verdict

Canberra should win comfortably, but the -18.5 handicap 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 @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Match Line Bet: Broncos +18.5 Match Line @-109.89 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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