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  • Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos predictions for Thursday’s NRL game
  • The Round 21 clash is being played at 10.50am BST at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane
  • Brisbane have won 5 of their last 6 home games against Newcastle
  • Can the Broncos win 2 in a row for the first time this season?
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Eddy Tora 04 Aug 2021
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Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos Predictions


Brisbane are given little chance by the bookmakers despite a great home record against Newcastle. I am backing the Broncos to upset the odds at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Newcastle Knights Form
  • Newcastle Knights Injuries & Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Line Up
  • Brisbane Broncos Form
  • Brisbane Broncos Injuries & Team News
  • Brisbane Broncos Line Up
  • Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos Live Stream FAQ

  • Newcastle Knights have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won 5 of their last 6 home games against Newcastle Knights.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won by 22+ points in their last 3 home games against Newcastle Knights.
  • Brisbane Broncos have won 2 of their last 4 games.

Head to Head


Brisbane Broncos have a 35-16 advantage against Newcastle Knights with one draw in 53 games.

The Broncos have won five of the last six contests in Brisbane.

Newcastle Knights Form


Newcastle’s inconsistent season continues as they sit just outside the top 8. They have won back to back games twice this season.

Adam O'Brien’s side beat the Warriors and North Queensland at McDonald Jones Stadium before losing two straight. The Knights fell to a 48-4 defeat against Melbourne and 28-8 loss against the Roosters.

Newcastle bounced back with a 34-24 win against Canberra on Sunday. The raced to an 18-0 lead and were never under threat as Enari Tuala scored a hat-trick.

Newcastle Knights Injuries & Team News


Mitchell Pearce (hamstring) has been named to return at halfback with Phoenix Crossland dropping out. 

Jayden Brailey (rested) has been replaced at hooker by Chris Randall.

Mitchell Pearce said on Tuesday "unless something drastic happens" at a final training run on Wednesday he was a certain starter for the clash.

Connor Watson has been named to start at lock with Sauaso Sue on the bench.

Newcastle Knights Line Up


1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Enari Tuala
3. Kurt Mann
4. Bradman Best
5. Hymel Hunt
6. Jake Clifford
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Jacob Saifiti
9. Chris Randall
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Mitchell Barnett
13. Connor Watson

Interchange

14. Sauaso Sue
15. David Klemmer
16. Josh King
17. Brodie Jones

Reserves

18. Phoenix Crossland
19. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
20. Starford To'a
21. Jack Johns

Brisbane Broncos Form


Brisbane sit second last on the ladder after a poor season. They have conceded 578 points in 19 games which includes 5 wins and 14 defeats.

Kevin Walters’s side lost two games in a row before a confidence building win on Friday. The Broncos beat North Queensland 37-18 after completing 88% (36/41) of their sets, making 41 tackle breaks and missing just 19 tackles.

Brisbane Broncos Injuries & Team News


Kotoni Staggs (knee) is out for the season with Jesse Arthars coming into the centres. 

Hoooker Jake Turpin (ankle) is out for the next month. Danny Levi beat a dangerous contact charge to start and Albert Kelly is likely to take on back-up hooker duties with TC Robati dropping out of the 17.

Brisbane Broncos Line Up


1. Tesi Niu
2. Corey Oates
3. Jesse Arthars
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Jamayne Isaako
6. Tyson Gamble
7. Brodie Croft
8. Keenan Palasia
9. Danny Levi
10. Payne Haas
11. Alex Glenn
12. Jordan Riki
13. Kobe Hethrington

Interchange

14. Xavier Willison
15. Rhys Kennedy
16. Ethan Bullemor
17. TC Robati

Reserves

18. David Mead
19. Albert Kelly
20. Anthony Milford
21. Xavier Coates

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Verdict

Brisbane are playing at home here where they have a great recent record against Newcastle. The Broncos are backed to produce an upset win at Suncorp Stadium.

Best Bet: Brisbane Broncos +12.5 Handicap @-105.26 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Brisbane Broncos Win Winner @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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