Wests Tigers vs Cronulla Sharks (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips

We are eyeing off a bit of value when the Tigers and Sharks do battle in the final game of Super Saturday.

Oddschecker
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Thu, 27 Apr, 7:39 AM

 

We are eyeing off a bit of value when the Tigers and Sharks do battle in the final game of Super Saturday.

 

The Wests Tigers are starting to find a bit of form and if it weren’t for falling asleep in the second half two games ago, they would be on a three-game winning streak. Instead, they will come into this game as last start winners over the Bulldogs 18-12.

 

Cronulla had one of the upsets of the season sprung onto them last week when dropping a 16-12 decision at Shark Park to the Gold Coast.

 

CONFIDENCE RISING

With most of the off-field distractions now sorted including player contracts for 2018 and beyond, it looks as though the Tigers now want to start playing some footy.

 

They hung tough against the Dogs last week and were rewarded with a late try to Kevin Naiqama to seal the game. It was their best defensive effort of the season, holding the Dogs to just 12 points.

 

One of three teams to have dropped 200 points already, with Gold Coast and Newcastle being the others, it might be the start of the Ivan Cleary influence coming through.

 

While they have some fantastic attacking players, points have been generally hard to come by for most of the season but in the past three weeks they have average 22 points and they are going to need that to continue here against a Sharks side that is one of the hardest in the NRL to score on.

 

NOT RISING TO THE OCCASION?

CRONULLA seems to have a problem against the ‘lesser lights’ of the competition.

 

By that we mean their results against teams outside or on the fringe of the top eight have been mixed to say the least.

 

They lost to the Titans by four points last week while a few rounds back they scraped through by a point against the lowly Knights after leading 18-nil. Back in Round 3, the Dragons who were still an unknown quantity at the time, beat them in the local Derby at Shark Park.

 

Compare those results to wins over the Storm and Penrith, who kept they both scoreless, as well as thrashing the Raiders and a pattern begins to emerge.

 

THE HISTORY

Wests Tigers have won 17 of the past 27 games which is their best strike rate against any opponent in the league, however, Cronulla has won four of the past six encounters.

 

The advantage then swings back to the home side when you consider matches played at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers have won four of the past five meetings here including the past three but that stat can be a bit deceiving as those three victories have been spaced out (2010, 2012, 2014).

 

A Tigers win is paying $2.75 with bet365.

If you are looking at Margin betting then consider that the average winning margin between these two has been 14.33 points in their past six games.

 

THE VERDICT

We are throwing the dice here and having a crack on the Tigers.

 

Cronulla’s impotence against teams who are below them on the table is more than a coincidence in our books and at the price the home side is definitely worth having a few dollars on.

 

The Sharks will be without Jayson Bakuya and new recruit James Segeyara is also gone with a broken arm but coach Shane Flanagan could be enticed to use ‘T-Rex’ Tony Williams who is yet to get a start this season.

 

Although the Sharks are 5-3 through eight rounds they actually have the second worst completion rate in the competition and have been guilty of missing plenty of tackles, 38 to be precise in the loss to the Titans last week.

 

Even though the Tigers have spluttered through eights, Cronulla can’t afford to give them too many opportunities to score as the likes of Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco and David Nofoaluma will carve them up.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

WESTS TIGERS


VALUE PLAY:

DAVID NOFOALUMA FIRST TRYSCORER – has nine tries in 11 games at Leichhardt Oval

 

We are eyeing off a bit of value when the Tigers and Sharks do battle in the final game of Super Saturday.

 

The Wests Tigers are starting to find a bit of form and if it weren’t for falling asleep in the second half two games ago, they would be on a three-game winning streak. Instead, they will come into this game as last start winners over the Bulldogs 18-12.

 

Cronulla had one of the upsets of the season sprung onto them last week when dropping a 16-12 decision at Shark Park to the Gold Coast.

 

CONFIDENCE RISING

With most of the off-field distractions now sorted including player contracts for 2018 and beyond, it looks as though the Tigers now want to start playing some footy.

 

They hung tough against the Dogs last week and were rewarded with a late try to Kevin Naiqama to seal the game. It was their best defensive effort of the season, holding the Dogs to just 12 points.

 

One of three teams to have dropped 200 points already, with Gold Coast and Newcastle being the others, it might be the start of the Ivan Cleary influence coming through.

 

While they have some fantastic attacking players, points have been generally hard to come by for most of the season but in the past three weeks they have average 22 points and they are going to need that to continue here against a Sharks side that is one of the hardest in the NRL to score on.

 

NOT RISING TO THE OCCASION?

CRONULLA seems to have a problem against the ‘lesser lights’ of the competition.

 

By that we mean their results against teams outside or on the fringe of the top eight have been mixed to say the least.

 

They lost to the Titans by four points last week while a few rounds back they scraped through by a point against the lowly Knights after leading 18-nil. Back in Round 3, the Dragons who were still an unknown quantity at the time, beat them in the local Derby at Shark Park.

 

Compare those results to wins over the Storm and Penrith, who kept they both scoreless, as well as thrashing the Raiders and a pattern begins to emerge.

 

THE HISTORY

Wests Tigers have won 17 of the past 27 games which is their best strike rate against any opponent in the league, however, Cronulla has won four of the past six encounters.

 

The advantage then swings back to the home side when you consider matches played at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers have won four of the past five meetings here including the past three but that stat can be a bit deceiving as those three victories have been spaced out (2010, 2012, 2014).

 

A Tigers win is paying $2.75 with bet365.

If you are looking at Margin betting then consider that the average winning margin between these two has been 14.33 points in their past six games.

 

THE VERDICT

We are throwing the dice here and having a crack on the Tigers.

 

Cronulla’s impotence against teams who are below them on the table is more than a coincidence in our books and at the price the home side is definitely worth having a few dollars on.

 

The Sharks will be without Jayson Bakuya and new recruit James Segeyara is also gone with a broken arm but coach Shane Flanagan could be enticed to use ‘T-Rex’ Tony Williams who is yet to get a start this season.

 

Although the Sharks are 5-3 through eight rounds they actually have the second worst completion rate in the competition and have been guilty of missing plenty of tackles, 38 to be precise in the loss to the Titans last week.

 

Even though the Tigers have spluttered through eights, Cronulla can’t afford to give them too many opportunities to score as the likes of Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco and David Nofoaluma will carve them up.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

WESTS TIGERS


VALUE PLAY:

DAVID NOFOALUMA FIRST TRYSCORER – has nine tries in 11 games at Leichhardt Oval

 

We are eyeing off a bit of value when the Tigers and Sharks do battle in the final game of Super Saturday.

 

The Wests Tigers are starting to find a bit of form and if it weren’t for falling asleep in the second half two games ago, they would be on a three-game winning streak. Instead, they will come into this game as last start winners over the Bulldogs 18-12.

 

Cronulla had one of the upsets of the season sprung onto them last week when dropping a 16-12 decision at Shark Park to the Gold Coast.

 

CONFIDENCE RISING

With most of the off-field distractions now sorted including player contracts for 2018 and beyond, it looks as though the Tigers now want to start playing some footy.

 

They hung tough against the Dogs last week and were rewarded with a late try to Kevin Naiqama to seal the game. It was their best defensive effort of the season, holding the Dogs to just 12 points.

 

One of three teams to have dropped 200 points already, with Gold Coast and Newcastle being the others, it might be the start of the Ivan Cleary influence coming through.

 

While they have some fantastic attacking players, points have been generally hard to come by for most of the season but in the past three weeks they have average 22 points and they are going to need that to continue here against a Sharks side that is one of the hardest in the NRL to score on.

 

NOT RISING TO THE OCCASION?

CRONULLA seems to have a problem against the ‘lesser lights’ of the competition.

 

By that we mean their results against teams outside or on the fringe of the top eight have been mixed to say the least.

 

They lost to the Titans by four points last week while a few rounds back they scraped through by a point against the lowly Knights after leading 18-nil. Back in Round 3, the Dragons who were still an unknown quantity at the time, beat them in the local Derby at Shark Park.

 

Compare those results to wins over the Storm and Penrith, who kept they both scoreless, as well as thrashing the Raiders and a pattern begins to emerge.

 

THE HISTORY

Wests Tigers have won 17 of the past 27 games which is their best strike rate against any opponent in the league, however, Cronulla has won four of the past six encounters.

 

The advantage then swings back to the home side when you consider matches played at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers have won four of the past five meetings here including the past three but that stat can be a bit deceiving as those three victories have been spaced out (2010, 2012, 2014).

 

A Tigers win is paying $2.75 with bet365.

If you are looking at Margin betting then consider that the average winning margin between these two has been 14.33 points in their past six games.

 

THE VERDICT

We are throwing the dice here and having a crack on the Tigers.

 

Cronulla’s impotence against teams who are below them on the table is more than a coincidence in our books and at the price the home side is definitely worth having a few dollars on.

 

The Sharks will be without Jayson Bakuya and new recruit James Segeyara is also gone with a broken arm but coach Shane Flanagan could be enticed to use ‘T-Rex’ Tony Williams who is yet to get a start this season.

 

Although the Sharks are 5-3 through eight rounds they actually have the second worst completion rate in the competition and have been guilty of missing plenty of tackles, 38 to be precise in the loss to the Titans last week.

 

Even though the Tigers have spluttered through eights, Cronulla can’t afford to give them too many opportunities to score as the likes of Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco and David Nofoaluma will carve them up.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

WESTS TIGERS


VALUE PLAY:

DAVID NOFOALUMA FIRST TRYSCORER – has nine tries in 11 games at Leichhardt Oval

 

We are eyeing off a bit of value when the Tigers and Sharks do battle in the final game of Super Saturday.

 

The Wests Tigers are starting to find a bit of form and if it weren’t for falling asleep in the second half two games ago, they would be on a three-game winning streak. Instead, they will come into this game as last start winners over the Bulldogs 18-12.

 

Cronulla had one of the upsets of the season sprung onto them last week when dropping a 16-12 decision at Shark Park to the Gold Coast.

 

CONFIDENCE RISING

With most of the off-field distractions now sorted including player contracts for 2018 and beyond, it looks as though the Tigers now want to start playing some footy.

 

They hung tough against the Dogs last week and were rewarded with a late try to Kevin Naiqama to seal the game. It was their best defensive effort of the season, holding the Dogs to just 12 points.

 

One of three teams to have dropped 200 points already, with Gold Coast and Newcastle being the others, it might be the start of the Ivan Cleary influence coming through.

 

While they have some fantastic attacking players, points have been generally hard to come by for most of the season but in the past three weeks they have average 22 points and they are going to need that to continue here against a Sharks side that is one of the hardest in the NRL to score on.

 

NOT RISING TO THE OCCASION?

CRONULLA seems to have a problem against the ‘lesser lights’ of the competition.

 

By that we mean their results against teams outside or on the fringe of the top eight have been mixed to say the least.

 

They lost to the Titans by four points last week while a few rounds back they scraped through by a point against the lowly Knights after leading 18-nil. Back in Round 3, the Dragons who were still an unknown quantity at the time, beat them in the local Derby at Shark Park.

 

Compare those results to wins over the Storm and Penrith, who kept they both scoreless, as well as thrashing the Raiders and a pattern begins to emerge.

 

THE HISTORY

Wests Tigers have won 17 of the past 27 games which is their best strike rate against any opponent in the league, however, Cronulla has won four of the past six encounters.

 

The advantage then swings back to the home side when you consider matches played at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers have won four of the past five meetings here including the past three but that stat can be a bit deceiving as those three victories have been spaced out (2010, 2012, 2014).

 

A Tigers win is paying $2.75 with bet365.

If you are looking at Margin betting then consider that the average winning margin between these two has been 14.33 points in their past six games.

 

THE VERDICT

We are throwing the dice here and having a crack on the Tigers.

 

Cronulla’s impotence against teams who are below them on the table is more than a coincidence in our books and at the price the home side is definitely worth having a few dollars on.

 

The Sharks will be without Jayson Bakuya and new recruit James Segeyara is also gone with a broken arm but coach Shane Flanagan could be enticed to use ‘T-Rex’ Tony Williams who is yet to get a start this season.

 

Although the Sharks are 5-3 through eight rounds they actually have the second worst completion rate in the competition and have been guilty of missing plenty of tackles, 38 to be precise in the loss to the Titans last week.

 

Even though the Tigers have spluttered through eights, Cronulla can’t afford to give them too many opportunities to score as the likes of Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco and David Nofoaluma will carve them up.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

WESTS TIGERS


VALUE PLAY:

DAVID NOFOALUMA FIRST TRYSCORER – has nine tries in 11 games at Leichhardt Oval

 

We are eyeing off a bit of value when the Tigers and Sharks do battle in the final game of Super Saturday.

 

The Wests Tigers are starting to find a bit of form and if it weren’t for falling asleep in the second half two games ago, they would be on a three-game winning streak. Instead, they will come into this game as last start winners over the Bulldogs 18-12.

 

Cronulla had one of the upsets of the season sprung onto them last week when dropping a 16-12 decision at Shark Park to the Gold Coast.

 

CONFIDENCE RISING

With most of the off-field distractions now sorted including player contracts for 2018 and beyond, it looks as though the Tigers now want to start playing some footy.

 

They hung tough against the Dogs last week and were rewarded with a late try to Kevin Naiqama to seal the game. It was their best defensive effort of the season, holding the Dogs to just 12 points.

 

One of three teams to have dropped 200 points already, with Gold Coast and Newcastle being the others, it might be the start of the Ivan Cleary influence coming through.

 

While they have some fantastic attacking players, points have been generally hard to come by for most of the season but in the past three weeks they have average 22 points and they are going to need that to continue here against a Sharks side that is one of the hardest in the NRL to score on.

 

NOT RISING TO THE OCCASION?

CRONULLA seems to have a problem against the ‘lesser lights’ of the competition.

 

By that we mean their results against teams outside or on the fringe of the top eight have been mixed to say the least.

 

They lost to the Titans by four points last week while a few rounds back they scraped through by a point against the lowly Knights after leading 18-nil. Back in Round 3, the Dragons who were still an unknown quantity at the time, beat them in the local Derby at Shark Park.

 

Compare those results to wins over the Storm and Penrith, who kept they both scoreless, as well as thrashing the Raiders and a pattern begins to emerge.

 

THE HISTORY

Wests Tigers have won 17 of the past 27 games which is their best strike rate against any opponent in the league, however, Cronulla has won four of the past six encounters.

 

The advantage then swings back to the home side when you consider matches played at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers have won four of the past five meetings here including the past three but that stat can be a bit deceiving as those three victories have been spaced out (2010, 2012, 2014).

 

A Tigers win is paying $2.75 with bet365.

If you are looking at Margin betting then consider that the average winning margin between these two has been 14.33 points in their past six games.

 

THE VERDICT

We are throwing the dice here and having a crack on the Tigers.

 

Cronulla’s impotence against teams who are below them on the table is more than a coincidence in our books and at the price the home side is definitely worth having a few dollars on.

 

The Sharks will be without Jayson Bakuya and new recruit James Segeyara is also gone with a broken arm but coach Shane Flanagan could be enticed to use ‘T-Rex’ Tony Williams who is yet to get a start this season.

 

Although the Sharks are 5-3 through eight rounds they actually have the second worst completion rate in the competition and have been guilty of missing plenty of tackles, 38 to be precise in the loss to the Titans last week.

 

Even though the Tigers have spluttered through eights, Cronulla can’t afford to give them too many opportunities to score as the likes of Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco and David Nofoaluma will carve them up.

 

 

RECOMMENDED BET:

WESTS TIGERS


VALUE PLAY:

DAVID NOFOALUMA FIRST TRYSCORER – has nine tries in 11 games at Leichhardt Oval

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