Broncos vs Sharks Round 8 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Broncos vs Sharks Tips

Cronulla Sharks look to further cement their top four status when they come up against the Brisbane Broncos to launch NRL Round 8 action on Thursday night.

Cronulla Sharks vs Brisbane Broncos free Round 8 NRL expert tips, predictions and preview – Broncos have lost their last 12 Thursday night matches…

Broncos vs Sharks H2H Prediction


Broncos vs Sharks Tips

Best Sharks HT-FT odds $1.62 with bet365

  • Sharks have won five of their seven matches this season
  • Sharks have done the HT-FT double in all five of those wins
  • Sharks have covered the -11.5 line in four of their five wins this season
  • Broncos have just one win this season over teams other than the Bulldogs
  • Broncos have conceded 38+ points in two of their last three defeats at Suncorp
  • Broncos have lost their last 12 Thursday night matches
  • Broncos haven’t won consecutive matches at Suncorp in the same season since 2019

Broncos vs Sharks Same Game Multi Tips

  • Siosifa Talakai scored a double last week and has scored a try in his last four night matches
  • Sione Katoa has scored a try in two of his last three games vs Broncos
  • Corey Oates has scored a try in seven of his last nine games vs Sharks

Broncos vs Sharks Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday April 28
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium


Broncos vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 28/8/21: Sharks 24-16 Broncos
  • 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

Broncos vs Sharks Preview & Prediction

The Sharks will be confident of extending their outstanding start to the season when they travel north to face the Broncos at Suncorp on Thursday night.

Cronulla have been one of the form teams to begin the season and look every bit a top four side under the tutelage of Craig Fitzgibbon and star recruits Nicho Hynes and Dale Finucane.

With five wins from their seven matches, the Sharks are nestled nicely inside the top four and will be hoping to stay their throughout the season.

After going down to the Storm, the Sharks bounce back brilliantly last week, producing a first-half masterclass against Manly to surge ahead 32-0 before taking their foot off the pedal for a 34-22 victory.

Siosifa Talakai put together one of the best 40-minute performances from a centre in history in the first half, registering a whopping nine tackle busts and 193 running metres for two tries and three try assists.

Talakai has put his hand up for Origin selection with his barnstorming displays in 2022, while Matt Moylan looks rejuvenated alongside Hynes in the halves, which is setting up quality early ball to flying wingers Sione Katoa and Ronaldo Mulitalo.

Meanwhile, the Broncos haven’t showcased any signs that they will be able to challenge for the top eight this season, despite the big-name signings of Adam Reynolds and Kurt Capewell.

Brisbane have won three of their seven matches, but two of those victories were against the last-placed Bulldogs, so they haven’t really got any runs on the board.

Inconsistency still plagues the Broncos – so much so that they haven’t won back-to-back matches at Suncorp in the same season since 2019. You simply can’t expect to play finals with a home record like that.

VERDICT:

The Sharks have won two of their last three against the Broncos and are the far superior team in 2022, so we’re backing another victory for the away side.

Cronulla have done the half-time/full-time double in all five of their wins this season, so we’re on them for leading for the bulk of the contest, especially after their first half blitz of Manly last week (Best Sharks HT-FT odds $1.62 with bet365.)


Broncos vs Sharks Teams

Broncos team: 1. Te Maire Martin 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Corey Jensen 9. Billy Walters 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Cory Paix 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Keenan Palasia 18. Brenko Lee 19. Jordan Pereira 20. TC Robati 21. Ezra Mam 22. Ethan Quai-Ward 23. Logan Bayliss-Brow 24. Ryan James

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aiden Tolman 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Jack Williams 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Royce Hunt 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Wade Graham 20. Matt Ikuvalu 21. Mawene Hiroti 22. Lachlan Miller 23. Luke Metcalf 24. Franklin Pele


Broncos vs Sharks Stats

  • Sharks have won five of their seven matches this season
  • Sharks have done the HT-FT double in all five of those wins
  • Sharks have covered the -11.5 line in four of their five wins this season
  • Broncos have just one win this season over teams other than the Bulldogs
  • Broncos have conceded 38+ points in two of their last three defeats at Suncorp
  • Broncos have lost their last 12 Thursday night matches
  • Broncos haven’t won consecutive matches at Suncorp in the same season since 2019
  • Siosifa Talakai scored a double last week and has scored a try in his last four night matches
  • Sione Katoa has scored a try in two of his last three games vs Broncos
  • Corey Oates has scored a try in seven of his last nine games vs Sharks

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