Broncos vs Sharks Round 16 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Broncos vs Sharks Tips

Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview

Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Broncos vs Sharks Tips

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Broncos vs Sharks Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Friday July 31
Time: 7.55pm AEST
? Stadium: Suncorp Stadium

Broncos vs Sharks 2020 Form (last five matches)

Broncos (LLWLL)

  • R7: Broncos 12-30 Titans
  • R8: Warriors 26-16 Broncos
  • R9: Broncos 26-8 Bulldogs
  • R10: Tigers 48-0 Broncos
  • R11: Broncos 8-46 Storm

Sharks (WWLWW)

  • R7: Sea Eagles 22-40 Sharks
  • R8: Titans 10-40 Sharks
  • R9: Sharks 24-56 Panthers
  • R10: Warriors 10-46 Sharks
  • R11: Sharks 28-24 Dragons

Broncos vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

Broncos have won the last six encounters.

  • 7/7/19: Sharks 22-24 Broncos
  • 27/4/19: Broncos 29-6 Sharks
  • 26/7/18: Broncos 12-10 Sharks
  • 16/6/18: Sharks 16-20 Broncos
  • 11/8/17: Broncos 32-10 Sharks

Broncos vs Sharks Preview and Prediction

With five wins from their last six matches, the Sharks will be confident of snapping a six-game losing run against the embattled Broncos on Friday night.

It took a while for Cronulla to get going this season, but they have hit a purple patch of form over the last few weeks, scoring 40 points or more in winning five of their last six.

All of a sudden, the Sharks have the chance to propel themselves into the top four over the next month and they have a fantastic chance to continue their winning momentum against a Broncos side who are going nowhere.

However, the Sharks do have a horror record against the Broncos at Suncorp, failing to beat them at the venue since 2014.

Brisbane’s season continues to sink to new lows, with the club losing by a combined scoreline of 94-8 in their last two matches against the Tigers and Storm.

To add insult to injury, star young forward David Fifita has signed to Queensland rivals Gold Coast from next season.

It appeared as if the Broncos were going to turn a corner after notching their first win since March against the Bulldogs, but they’ve slipped back into old habits and don’t look like challenging top eight teams.

In saying that, I think the Broncos can keep this one close. They have an excellent record against Cronulla, while Chad Townsend is also out injured for the away team. I can’t tip the Broncos given their dismal form, but this might be closer than a lot of people are expecting.

Broncos vs Sharks Teams

Brodie Croft is out injured for Brisbane, with Anthony Milford reverting to five-eighth and Darius Boyd going back to fullback. Jake Turpin returns at hooker for the suspended Issac Luke.

Josh Dugan returns from injury in place of Bryson Goodwin for the Sharks, while Connor Tracey comes in for Chad Townsend at halfback. Briton Nikora is also back from suspension in the back row.

Broncos team: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Richard Kennar 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tom Dearden 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Issac Luke 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Ben Te’o 18. Cory Paix 19. Jordan Riki 20. Pride Petterson-Robati 21. Jesse Arthars

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Connor Tracey 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Siosifa Talakai 15. Jack Williams 16. Teig Wilton 17. Royce Hunt 18. Bryson Goodwin 19. Braydon Trindall 20. Jackson Ferris 21. Billy Magoulias

Broncos vs Cronulla Stats

  • Broncos have won the last six games between the teams
  • Sharks haven’t won at Suncorp since 2014
  • Sharks have scored 40+ points in three of their last six games
  • Broncos have conceded 40+ points in their last two games
  • Cronulla have won five of their last six games
  • Broncos have lost eight of their last nine matches

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