Sharks vs Broncos Round 24 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Sharks vs Broncos Tips

Brisbane Broncos look to win back-to-back matches for the first time since Round 2 last year when they face finals hopefuls Cronulla Sharks on Saturday.

Sharks vs Broncos Tips, Preview & Predictions

Cronulla Sharks vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL Round 24 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Broncos have won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams…

Sharks vs Broncos Tips

Best Broncos +4.5 Line odds with Sportsbet

  • Broncos have won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams
  • Sharks have won just two of their eight games at Suncorp this season
  • 13 of the last 15 meetings between the teams have produced under 54.5 points

Sharks vs Broncos Same Game Multi Tips

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  • Corey Oates has scored a try in seven of his last eight games vs Sharks
  • Sione Katoa scored two tries last week and will be a target out wide with Mulitalo out on the other wing

Sharks vs Broncos Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 30
Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium


Sharks vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 4/7/21: Broncos 26-18 Sharks
  • 31/7/20: Broncos 26-36 Sharks
  • 7/7/19: Sharks 22-24 Broncos
  • 27/4/19: Broncos 29-6 Sharks
  • 26/7/18: Broncos 12-10 Sharks

Sharks vs Broncos Preview and Prediction

The Broncos can play spoiler to the Sharks’ finals chances when the two teams clash for the second time this season at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane won their meeting in July 26-18 and have prevailed in seven of the last eight encounters between the teams – they won’t get a better chance to win back-to-back matches for the first time in 18 months.

Kevin Walters’ side have improved considerably over the last month or so – after that win over the Sharks, the Broncos came within six points of upsetting Penrith, crushed the Cowboys, lost by narrow margins to finals sides Newcastle and the Roosters and last week dented the finals hopes of the Warriors in a 24-22 victory.

Anthony Milford produced his best performance in years in that win and is perhaps playing with nothing to lose after securing his future at the Rabbitohs next season. With Albert Kelly also playing well, the Broncos all of a sudden have an explosive halves pairing capable of troubling the best sides in the competition.

Meanwhile, the Sharks snapped a three-match winning streak in style last week, putting 50 points on the Tigers to keep their finals aspirations alive.

However, beating the erratic Tigers isn’t much to write home about and their two-point defeats to the Knights and Warriors in the previous weeks is a better indication of their current form – close, but maybe not close enough.

Cronulla also have a poor record at Suncorp this season, winning just two of their eight matches. Coupled with their loss to the Broncos last month, the Sharks have some hills to climb if they are to take the two points.

VERDICT:

There’s not much value in backing the Sharks as favourites and we think the Broncos are a good price in their current form.

Brisbane have been good at home for a while now and have a fantastic record against the Sharks, especially at Suncorp. We’ll be taking the Broncos at the line as our best bet and a little more on them to win outright (Best Broncos +4.5 Line odds $1.90 with Sportsbet).


Sharks vs Broncos Teams

Mawene Hiroti returns from injury on the wing for Ronaldo Mulitalo for the Sharks, while Aiden Tolman is back from suspension on the bench.

Xavier Coates should be good to go on the wing for the Broncos after copping a knock to his elbow last week.

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Mawene Hiroti 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Jack Williams 14. Matt Moylan 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Teig Wilton 18. Kai O’Donnell 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Jenson Taumoepeau 21. Joniah Lualua

Broncos team: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Selwyn Cobbo 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Albert Kelly 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Danny Levi 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati 18. David Mead 19. Brendan Piakura 20. Cory Paix 21. Brodie Croft


Sharks vs Broncos Stats

  • Broncos have won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams
  • Sharks have won just two of their eight games at Suncorp this season
  • 13 of the last 15 meetings between the teams have produced under 54.5 points
  • Corey Oates has scored a try in seven of his last eight games vs Sharks
  • Sione Katoa scored two tries last week and will be a target out wide with Mulitalo out on the other wing

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