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North Queensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans Betting Tips - Can the Cowboys continue their Titan dominance?

  • The Titans have not won in Townsville since 2012
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Valentine Holmes will be a key player on Friday night (Getty Images)
 

Cowboys vs Titans Betting Tips & Match Preview


It is a Queensland clash this Friday as the Cowboys host the Titans in Townsville as round three of the NRL season continues. 

North Queensland is looking to maintain an eight year unbeaten stretch against the Titans, who have not lost against the Gold Coast at the venue since 2012. 

Cowboys Form & Team News


The Cowboys split their opening two games of the NRL season before the hiatus, losing to the Broncos in round one before bouncing back sharply against the Bulldogs on May 19.

The North Queenslanders will be hoping that Valentine Holmes can make more of an impact after an unexpectedly quiet return to the NRL. Holmes is one of the league's most explosive players and represents great value in the anytime try scorer market.

The Cowboys team for Friday night can be found below:

1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Ben Hampton 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Reece Robson 15. John Asiata 16. Shane Wright 17. Francis Molo 18. Corey Jensen 19. Tom Gilbert 20. Tom Opacic 21. Reuben Cotter

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Titans Form & Team News


It didn't surprise anyone to see the Titans drop their first two games prior to the Covid19 enforced hiatus, but coach Justin Holbrook will be disappointed in their lack of fight before the break. The Titans lost by a combined 58 points against the Raiders and Eels to sit anchored to the bottom of the ladder.

Is it too early to put a line through the Titans in season 2020? Another heavy loss on Friday would almost rule them out of finals contention. 

The Titans team for Friday night can be found below:

1. Tyrone Roberts 2. Anthony Don 3. Dale Copley 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Nathan Peats 10. Sam Lisone 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow 14. Erin Clark 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Jarrod Wallace 17. Shannon Boyd 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Mitch Rein 20. Brian Kelly 21. Jonus Pearson

Cowboys vs Titans Head to Head


The Cowboys have dominated the Titans in recent times.

The North Queensland winning run against their Queensland compatriots extends back to 2014 and their winning run at home in Townsville dates back to 2012.

When the Titans take the field on Friday night it will be a full year since the team has experienced a win.

Cowboys vs Titans Betting Odds


The Cowboys are the overwhelming favourites heading into Friday night with the majority of the bookmakers offering just 1.34. The Gold Coast Titans are the 3.36 outsiders, while the line is set at 8 points.

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Cowboys vs Titans Match Up


The battle of the fullbacks will be the key match up to watch heading into Friday night. Holmes failed to fire in the opening two rounds of the season, but we're anticipating a return to his best form in Townsville. Tyrone Roberts isn't the glamorous player Holmes is but he's work ethic got him into the NRL and we're anticipating a workman-like performance.

Cowboys vs Titans Key Stats


  • The Cowboys have not lost to the Titans since 2014
  • The Cowboys score the first try in 60 per cent of their matches
  • The Titans have not won an NRL game since May 29, 2019

Cowboys vs Titans FAQ

When does the Cowboys vs Titans match kick off?

The Cowboys vs Titans match is scheduled to kick off at 9.00am BST on Friday, March 29 from Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville.

Where is the Cowboys vs Titans match being played?

The Cowboys vs Titans match is scheduled to be played at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, which is located in Townsville.

How can I live stream the Cowboys vs Titans match?

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Verdict

Expect the misery for the Titans to continue as the Cowboys put them to the sword on Friday.

We're taking the -8.0 line while also having an investment on Valentine Holmes to score a try at anytime on Friday.

Best Bet: North Queensland Line Bet (-8.0) @1.80 at bet365 - 10 Units
Value Bet: Valentine Holmes Anytime Try Scorer @2.10 at bet365 - 5 Units

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