Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Predictions and Betting Tips
🏈 NRL Round 22 Match Preview
⏰ 29 July 2023 - 15:00 AEST
🏟 Stadium - GIO Stadium
Witness a thrilling showdown as the formidable Canberra Raiders play host to the spirited Newcastle Knights in an eagerly anticipated NRL encounter. This exhilarating event is scheduled for 29th July 2023, commencing at 15:00 AEST.
With 42 betting sites offering insights, AusBetSites presents an extensive array of sports betting odds encompassing 23 markets for the enthralling contest between Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights. As of now, bookmakers favour the Canberra Raiders with odds of 1.57, positioning them as the favourites to secure victory in this intense clash.
In a stunning turn of events, the Raiders have managed to bounce back from a lackluster start to the season and secure 11 victories out of their last 14 games. This impressive streak has propelled them to the fifth position on the ladder. It is worth noting that all 11 of their recent triumphs were achieved by a narrow 1-12 margin, showcasing the team's ability to grind out hard-fought wins.
However, Canberra's momentum took a hit as they faced a heartbreaking defeat in their last outing against the Warriors. The thrilling match ended in a 21-20 scoreline in favor of the Warriors during a tense golden point period. The Raiders fought valiantly, managing to score two late tries in the final two minutes to force the game into golden point. Unfortunately, Jarrod Croker missed the crucial conversion from the sideline, leaving the Raiders to taste bitter defeat. The Warriors capitalized on this opportunity and secured the victory, consequently leapfrogging the Raiders on the ladder.
On the other hand, the Knights have been in scintillating form recently, displaying some of their best footy this season. With three consecutive wins under their belt, they are now tantalizingly close to the top eight. Their recent victories include dominant performances against the lowly Bulldogs and Tigers. However, it was their come-from-behind triumph against the formidable Storm last week that truly showcased their potential.
Leading the charge for the Knights are the outstanding duo of Kalyn Ponga and Bradman Best. Both players are enjoying career-best form, and their exceptional performances have significantly contributed to the Knights' attacking prowess. Over their last three wins, the Knights have impressively scored a total of 126 points, demonstrating their ability to dismantle opposition defenses with ease.
Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Head-to-Head
Over the past eight years, the Canberra Raiders (CBR) and the Newcastle Knights (NEW) have clashed numerous times, setting the stage for a gripping rivalry. In their recent encounters, the Newcastle Knights have emerged victorious five times, while one match concluded in a draw. On the other hand, the Canberra Raiders have claimed victory in six matches out of the twelve played. The history between these two teams promises an exciting spectacle as they prepare to meet once again.
Canberra Raiders Performance
🟥🟩🟩🟩🟥 In their most recent five matches, the Canberra Raiders have showcased a commendable performance with three victories and two losses. Their current form indicates a team that is both competitive and determined, making them a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming encounters.
Newcastle Knights Performance
🟩🟩🟩🟥🟥 The Newcastle Knights have exhibited a similar performance to the Canberra Raiders in their last five games, securing three wins and facing two losses. However, what sets them apart is their impressive streak of three consecutive victories in their most recent matches. This remarkable run of wins demonstrates the Knights' resilience and determination, making them a formidable opponent for any team they encounter. The upcoming clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights is sure to be a thrilling contest, with both teams eager to maintain their winning momentum.
📋 Players to watch:
- Hudson Young: Scored a try in his last four games against Knights.
- Dominic Young: Impressive 19 tries in 17 games this season.
- Bradman Best: Scored a try in his last three games.
- Matt Timoko: Scored a try in three of his last four games.
- Jordan Rapana: Scored a try in his last two games.
⚡ Match Facts:
- The Knights are currently riding a impressive three-game winning streak, showcasing their strong form in the NRL. On the other hand, the Raiders have been on a remarkable run as well, securing victories in 11 out of their last 14 games.
- In their recent encounters, the Knights have surprisingly emerged victorious as underdogs in four of the last six games against the Raiders. This statistic highlights the Knights' ability to step up their game and compete fiercely against their more favored opponents.
- Furthermore, when these two teams face off, the matches have been extremely closely contested. Seven of the last eight meetings between the Knights and the Raiders have been decided by a margin of 10 points or less, underscoring the intensity and competitiveness of their matchups.
💡 Match Prediction:
As the much-anticipated clash between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights draws near, the predictions favour the Raiders with a probability of 59.1%, while the Knights stand at 40.9%. These estimations indicate that the Raiders are the front-runners to claim victory in this exciting encounter.
In terms of fair odds, bookmakers suggest a likelihood of the Raiders winning with odds of $1.67, while the Knights are at $2.23. It's evident that the betting market closely aligns with the predicted probability, placing the Raiders as the favourites. The forecast for this intense showdown leans in favour of the Canberra Raiders, who are projected to secure a victory by a margin of 4 points.
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