Broncos vs Bulldogs Round 3 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Broncos vs Bulldogs Tips

Both the Brisbane Broncos and Canterbury Bulldogs will be desperate for a win when they square off in NRL Round 3 action on Saturday.

Broncos vs Bulldogs Tips, Preview & Prediction

Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Broncos have lost their last 13 matches, while the Bulldogs have lost 10 of their last 11…

Broncos vs Bulldogs Tips

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Broncos vs Bulldogs Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday March 27
Time: 5.35pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium

Broncos vs Bulldogs Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 11/7/20: Broncos 26-8 Bulldogs
  • 7/9/19: Bulldogs 30-14 Broncos
  • 18/7/19: Broncos 28-6 Bulldogs
  • 2/8/18: Bulldogs 36-22 Broncos
  • 3/5/18: Broncos 22-20 Bulldogs

Broncos vs Bulldogs Preview and Prediction

The bottom two teams from last season are looking like languishing at the wrong end of the ladder throughout 2021 if things don’t pick up quickly – who will emerge triumphant and build some confidence when the Broncos and Bulldogs clash at Suncorp on Saturday?

Brisbane are a club in shambles. They’ve lost their last 13 straight matches and have absolutely no direction. Their halves can’t lead and their forwards lack punch.

Kevin Walters has inherited a mess of a club and I don’t see how he can improve the Broncos with the roster they’ve got this season.

One positive for Brisbane is that they haven’t been blown away in their first two games this season, going down by eight points to the Eels and 12 points to the Titans.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have much more upside and potential after some strong recruitment in the off-season, but it’s taking some time for Trent Barrett and his new team to fine-tune their combinations.

Canterbury were unlucky with a lopsided penalty count in their opener against Newcastle and again didn’t receive their first penalty until the second half against the Panthers last week, while they also had a spectacular try disallowed in the first half.

Kyle Flanagan has shown plenty of promise in his first two games and he will be determined to become the dominant halfback Canterbury have craved for the better part of a decade now.

It shapes as an intriguing encounter between two teams desperate for two points. They’ve split their last four meetings at two wins apiece and both teams have barely won in a year, so there’s not much to go on.

As I mentioned before, I believe the Bulldogs have more upside to them and as the underdogs, I’m happy to back them home in a tight and scrappy affair.

Broncos vs Bulldogs Teams

No changes to the Broncos side despite being on a 13-match losing streak.

Canterbury have lost Raymond Faitala-Mariner for the next 20 weeks with a broken foot, with Joe Stimson joining the bench as his replacement.

Tuipulotu Katoa will also play his second NRL game on the wing in place of the suspended Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

Broncos team: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Tesi Niu 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Tevita Pangai Junior 9. Jake Turpin 10. Thomas Flegler 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. John Asiata 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Ben Te’o 18. Tom Dearden 19. Richard Kennar 20. Cory Paix 21. Corey Oates

Bulldogs team: 1. Corey Allan 2. Nick Meaney 3. Will Hopoate 4. Nick Cotric 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Sione Katoa 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Joe Stimson 17. Dylan Napa 19. Dean Britt 20. Chris Smith 21. Lachlan Lewis 22. Ava Seumanufagai

Broncos vs Bulldogs Stats

  • Broncos have lost their last 13 matches
  • Bulldogs have lost 10 of their last 11 matches
  • Both teams are 0-2 to start 2021
  • Broncos have won their last five games vs Canterbury at Suncorp
  • Nick Cotric has scored five tries in his last four games vs the Broncos

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