Broncos vs Cowboys Round 20 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Broncos vs Cowboys Tips

Both the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys are playing for pride when they square off in what promises to be another entertaining derby showdown between the teams on Friday night.

Broncos vs Cowboys Tips, Preview & Predictions

Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL Round 20 betting tips, predictions and preview – 10 of the last 14 meetings between the teams have been decided by six points or less…

Broncos vs Cowboys Tips

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  • Cowboys are on a six-match losing streak
  • Broncos have won seven of the last nine games between the teams at Suncorp
  • 10 of the last 14 meetings between the teams have been decided by six points or less
  • Cowboys have only won one game outside of Townsville all season
  • Three of Brisbane’s four wins this season have come at Suncorp

Broncos vs Cowboys Same Game Multi Tips

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  • Kyle Feldt scored a try last week vs Melbourne and has scored in his last three games vs Broncos
  • Kotoni Staggs has looked sharp since his return from injury and consistently gets up for games when Broncos are favourites, scoring a try in four of his last five such fixtures

Broncos vs Cowboys Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday July 29
Time: 8.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium


Broncos vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 8/5/21: Cowboys 19-18 Broncos
  • 24/9/20: Broncos 16-32 Cowboys
  • 13/3/20: Cowboys 21-28 Broncos
  • 8/8/19: Cowboys 14-18 Broncos
  • 22/3/19: Broncos 29-10 Cowboys

Broncos vs Cowboys Preview and Prediction

It’s been another tough season for the Broncos and Cowboys, but both teams will be determined to claim bragging rights in this Queensland derby on Friday night.

Brisbane and North Queensland have played out some thrilling contests over the last five years or so, with 10 of the last 14 being decided by six points or less – including earlier this season when the Cowboys prevailed 19-18 in Townsville.

North Queensland would probably be a top eight team if the entire competition was played in Townsville, but the reason for their lowly ladder position is their away form.

Indeed, the Cowboys have won just one match away from Townsville this season and that was a narrow 34-30 win over the Tigers back in April.

The Cowboys are on a six-match losing run, but they surprisingly pushed reigning premiers Melbourne all the way last week before succumbing 20-16.

Brisbane also challenged a competition heavyweight last week, going down by six points to the Panthers.

It was an admirable effort from the Broncos, but it’s also been another disappointing season for the once-proud club, winning just four of their 18 games.

However, this looms as a great chance for Brisbane to grab two more points and further distance themselves from the wooden spoon.

VERDICT:

This shapes as an even contest, but we give the Broncos a slight edge.

Brisbane have won seven of the last nine meetings between the teams at Suncorp, while as mentioned earlier, the Cowboys have really struggled outside of Townsville.

We’ll be backing the Broncos home and we can also get some more value in another tight contest between the sides (Best Broncos win odds $1.77 with Sportsbet)


Broncos vs Cowboys Teams

Jake Turpin has been named for the Broncos despite breaking his thumb last week, while Danny Levi joins the bench in place of the injured Cory Paix. TC Robati also returns on the pine.

The Cowboys have named their same 17 players that went down to Melbourne last week.

Broncos team: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Brodie Croft 8. Keenan Palasia 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. Xavier Willison 19. Jesse Arthars 20. Albert Kelly 21. Xavier Coates

Cowboys team: 1. Jake Granville 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Murray Taulagi 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Kane Bradley 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Tom Gilbert 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 17. Ben Hampton 18. Lachlan Burr 19. Daejarn Asi 20. Peter Hola 21. Ben Condon


Broncos vs Cowboys Stats

  • Cowboys are on a six-match losing streak
  • Broncos have won seven of the last nine games between the teams at Suncorp
  • 10 of the last 14 meetings between the teams have been decided by six points or less
  • Cowboys have only won one game outside of Townsville all season
  • Three of Brisbane’s four wins this season have come at Suncorp
  • Kyle Feldt scored a try last week vs Melbourne and has scored in his last three games vs Broncos
  • Kotoni Staggs has looked sharp since his return from injury and consistently gets up for games when Broncos are favourites, scoring a try in four of his last five such fixtures

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