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Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos Preview & Betting Tips - Can the Knights claim victory?

  • The Knights are aiming for three wins in a row against the Broncos
Kalyn Ponga
Kalyn Ponga has been dynamic for the Knights in 2020 (Getty Images)
 

Knights vs Broncos Betting Tips


The Knights host the Broncos at Central Coast Stadium on Thursday to kick off NRL Round 6 with both teams looking to get back on the winner's list.

The Knights when down fighting against the Storm in Melbourne Storm last week, while the Broncos blew a big chance to beat Manly Sea Eagles. Which side will bounce back?

Knights Form & Team News


The Knights' unbeaten run in the NRL came to an end last week against the Storm but the Novocastrians were far from disgraced in Melbourne, mounting a strong second half challenge. The men from Newcastle ultimately fell short but they would have lost no admirers in defeat.

Knights coach Adam O’Brien confirmed after Saturday’s game against Melbourne that Lachlan Fitzgibbon will return from a hamstring complaint. 

Last week's Knights team can be found below:

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Aidan Guerra 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Herman Ese’ese 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Brodie Jones

Broncos Form & Team News

 
The Broncos were much better last week against the Sea Eagles, scoring the opening three tries to dominate the first half but a familiar fade out saw them hand over the lead late in the game to lose once again.

In a further blow to the Broncos, Kotoni Staggs will be unavailable for a month or more after injuring his hamstring at training on Sunday.

Last week's Broncos team can be found below:

1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Darius Boyd 5. Herbie Farnworth 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Cory Paix 10. Payne Haas 11. Corey Oates 12. Joe Ofahengaue 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tesi Niu 15. Ben Te’o 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Thomas Flegler

Knights vs Broncos Head to Head


Newcastle has won the last two matches against Brisbane, including a 14-point hammering when the teams last met in June last year.

Before that Broncos had dominated the fixture, winning six-straight games against the Knights.

Knights vs Broncos Betting Odds


The Knights are the 1.45 favourites heading into Thursday's game with the Broncos the 2.90 outsiders to snap the losing streak.

The line is set at -6.5 for the Knights.

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Knights vs Broncos Match Up


Mitchell Pearce is finally fit and has Newcastle rolling, using his game-management skill to help guide the precocious Knights. Brodie Croft has shown flashes of his immense skill in almost every game this season but putting it all together will be the key to him taking his game to the next level.

Knights vs Broncos Key Stats


  • The Knights can equal a franchise-best record of three-straight over the Broncos with a win on Thursday
  • Lachlan Fitzgibbon has scored a try in his last two games against Brisbane
  • The two teams meet at Central Coast Stadium for the first time ever

Knights vs Broncos FAQ

When does the Knights vs Broncos match kick off?

The Knights vs Broncos match is scheduled to kick off at 10.50am BST on Thursday, June 18 from Central Coast Stadium.

Where is the Knights vs Broncos match being played?

The Knights vs Broncos match is scheduled to be played at Central Coast Stadium.

How can I live stream the Knights vs Broncos match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Verdict

The Knights look to be far too classy for the injury-ravaged Broncos and we're backing them to cover the line comfortably on Thursday.

Best Bet: Newcastle Knights -6.5 Match Line Bet @1.90 at William Hill - 10 Units

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