The NRL Round 18 match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and Newcastle Knights features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Sunday July 2.
Bet Of The Day July 2 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
- Knights have won three of the last four meetings between the teams
- Bulldogs have lost eight of their last 10 games
- Bulldogs have lost four of their last five games at Accor Stadium
- Bulldogs have leaked 82 points in their last two defeats
We’re off to the NRL for today’s best bet as the Bulldogs and Knights square off in a must-win game for both sides to keep their slim finals hopes alive.
Both teams have experienced a disappointing last couple of months, but it’s the Knights that should have the edge this afternoon.
Newcastle have defeated Canterbury in three of the last four meetings between the teams and have played much better footy in recent times, despite their low position on the ladder.
After starting the season in encouraging fashion, the Bulldogs have been atrocious for a while now, with their cause not helped by various injuries to key players.
The Dogs are at their lowest right now, conceding 82 points in their last two games against the Eels and Sharks, suggesting they’ve mentality shut up shop for 2023.
Canterbury’s only two wins since the start of April were by two points against the Titans and Dragons, two of the weaker sides in the competition.
Newcastle meanwhile have been close in most of their recent encounters, but simply haven’t been able to close out in the crucial moments.
The Knights have suffered tight defeats against the Broncos, Roosters and Panthers lately, so they’re not too far away and this presents a perfect opportunity for them to return to the winners circle.
Put it this way – if the Knights lose this game, they can kiss their season goodbye. Backing Newcastle to cover a small -1.5 line en route to victory.
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