Broncos vs Warriors Round 23 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Broncos vs Warriors Tips

Brisbane Broncos will be out to end the New Zealand Warriors’ late finals charge when the two teams face off at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday to conclude NRL Round 23.

Broncos vs Warriors Tips, Preview & Predictions

Brisbane Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors free NRL Round 23 betting tips, predictions and preview – 21 of the last 24 meetings between the teams have produced under 52.5 points…

Broncos vs Warriors Tips

Best Under 52.5 Total Points Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Warriors haven’t won four games in a row since 2018
  • Broncos have come within eight points or less of top eight teams in their last three defeats
  • 21 of the last 24 meetings between the teams have seen under 52.5 points
  • Broncos are averaging 17 points per game in 2021
  • Warriors are averaging 19 points per game in 2021

Broncos vs Warriors Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Reece Walsh has scored a try in five of his last six games
  • Corey Oates has scored a try in three of his last five games vs Warriors

Broncos vs Warriors Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday August 22
Time: 4.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium


Broncos vs Warriors Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 4/7/20: Warriors 26-16 Broncos
  • 13/7/19: Broncos 18-18 Warriors
  • 25/5/19: Warriors 2-8 Broncos
  • 15/7/18: Broncos 6-26 Warriors
  • 14/4/18: Warriors 18-27 Broncos

Broncos vs Warriors Preview and Prediction

The Warriors put their season on the line when they come up against an improving Broncos side on Sunday afternoon at Suncorp.

After losing down and out following a 60-22 pummelling at the hands of the Rabbitohs a month ago, the Warriors have responded brilliantly, winning three straight games against the Tigers, Sharks and Bulldogs.

Those wins have propelled the Warriors to 18 points and 12th on the ladder – just two points behind the Titans in eighth, but with the second-worst points differential out of all the sides jostling for a spot in the eight.

But with games against the Raiders and Titans to come in their remaining two rounds, it’s not impossible that the Warriors could end the season with six straight wins to sneak into the finals.

However, the Warriors haven’t won four games in a row since 2018 and that’s what they’ll be trying to do on Sunday.

Brisbane were out of the finals race a long time ago – and they’ve won just two of their last 10 games, but Kevin Walters’ side have been solid over the last month or so.

The Broncos have gone down by eight points or less against top eight teams in the Panthers, Knights and Roosters, while they eased past the Cowboys 37-18 in that period.

They were desperately unlucky to lose 21-20 against the Roosters last week and will fancy themselves of creating a boilover here.

VERDICT:

It’s a massive game for the Warriors, but we don’t think they’ve been all too flash during their three-match winning streak.

Those wins have come against the Tigers, Sharks and Bulldogs and you could argue the Broncos have been playing far better football than any of those sides. None of the Warriors’ wins were convincing either.

Brisbane have been good at Suncorp and pushed top eight sides all the way over the last month – they are good value as the underdogs, while we also see a relatively low-scoring game playing out. The Broncos average 17 points per game this season, while the Warriors average 19 – and 21 of the last 24 encounters between the teams have seen under 52.5 total points (Best Under 52.5 Total Points Odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes).


Broncos vs Warriors Teams

Albert Kelly has been named at halfback for the Broncos after suffering a knock last week, while Herbie Farnworth returns in the backline, pushing David Mead to the bench.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak returns from suspension for the Warriors, while Bayley Sironen also comes back for Jackson Frei.

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. Danny Levi 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. David Mead 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. TC Robati 18. Cory Paix 19. Brendan Piakura 20. Brodie Croft 21. Jake Turpin

Warriors team: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Peta Hiku 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 11. Josh Curran 12. Euan Aitken 13. Bayley Sironen 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Jazz Tevaga 18. Edward Kosi 20. Jackson Frei 21. Jack Murchie 22. Chad Townsend


Broncos vs Warriors Stats

  • Warriors haven’t won four games in a row since 2018
  • Broncos have come within eight points or less of top eight teams in their last three defeats
  • 21 of the last 24 meetings between the teams have seen under 52.5 points
  • Broncos are averaging 17 points per game in 2021
  • Warriors are averaging 19 points per game in 2021
  • Reece Walsh has scored a try in five of his last six games
  • Corey Oates has scored a try in three of his last five games vs Warriors

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