The NRL Round 3 match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Thursday March 24.
Bet Of The Day March 24 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
TODAY'S BEST BET | MARCH 24
- Sharks have won the last three meetings between the teams
- Sharks have won five of the last six games between the sides overall
- Sharks and Dragons have seen 1-12 margins in all four of their combined games this season
- At least one game between the sides has been decided by six points or less in each season since 2016
We’re heading to the NRL for today’s best bet as the Dragons and Sharks square off with both teams searching for their second win of the season.
It’s been a decent start to the season for both sides – the Dragons downed the Warriors by 12 points and pushed reigning premiers the Panthers all the way before falling by four points.
Cronulla went down in the dying stages to the Raiders in the opening round before reversing their fortunes last week, scoring in the final minute and emerging victorious over the Eels when Nicho Hynes converted after the siren.
With their four combined games this season being decided by a 1-12 margin, we’re backing another close contest in this Southern Shire derby.
All signs point to another tight showdown as well, with at least one meeting between the sides since 2016 being decided by six points or less.
Obviously a game such as this could go either way, but that also means we can get good value and we’re confident the Sharks have what it takes to edge this.
Recent history suggests the Sharks are the team to back – they have won the last three meetings and five of the last six overall.
Cronulla’s defence last week against a relentless Eels outfit was sensational, so if they can repeat that performance, it will go a long way in seeing them come out on top.
The Dragons have been good to start the season, but the Sharks have a little more class and experience, especially with Dale Finucane leading the team.
Last week’s victory would have given them a world of confidence, so back the Sharks to grind out another close victory over their bitter rivals on Thursday night.
BET OF THE DAY MARCH 24 👇