Warriors vs Broncos Round 8 Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Warriors vs Broncos Tips

It’s 14th up against 15th as the desperate Warriors and Broncos collide for a vital two points on Saturday during NRL Round 8 action.

New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – Broncos are on a five-match losing streak…

Warriors vs Broncos Tips

Warriors vs Broncos Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Saturday July 4
Time: 5.35pm AEST
? Stadium: Central Coast Stadium

Warriors vs Broncos 2020 Form (last five matches)

Warriors (WLWLL)

  • R3: Warriors 18-0 Dragons
  • R4: Panthers 26-0 Warriors
  • R5: Warriors 37-26 Cowboys
  • R6: Rabbitohs 40-12 Warriors
  • R7: Storm 50-6 Warriors

Broncos (LLLLL)

  • R3: Broncos 6-34 Eels
  • R4: Broncos 0-59 Roosters
  • R5: Sea Eagles 20-18 Broncos
  • R6: Knights 27-6 Broncos
  • R7: Broncos 12-30 Titans

Warriors vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)

They’ve split their last five encounters with two wins apiece and one draw.

  • 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
  • 27/5/17: Warriors 28-10 Broncos

Warriors vs Broncos Preview and Prediction

It’s officially panic stations for both these struggling clubs if they harbour any ambitions of playing finals football this season.

The Warriors have a genuine excuse for their poor form, with the club having to leave behind their families in New Zealand in order to get the competition up and running again.

Initially, the Warriors pulled together and claimed two wins from three matches over the Dragons and Cowboys, but their resolve has been broken over the last fortnight, conceding 90 points in heavy defeats to the Rabbitohs and Storm.

There’s angst amongst the playing group, who were apparently promised their families would be able to join them in Sydney, but have still yet to be granted permission.

It’s all leading to what could be a slippery slope for the Warriors, who don’t deserve to have this many curve balls thrown at them, but unfortunately it’s the grim reality of the situation.

However, the Broncos have no excuse for their dismal form, especially with one of the best rosters – on paper – in the competition.

Brisbane have lost five straight since the competition restart, with coach Anthony Seibold under immense pressure to keep his job – especially when many predicted this would be the season the Broncos would challenge for the premiership once more.

Neither side gives me any confidence when it comes to tipping, but surely the Broncos can’t get any worse – and this is a kind draw to return to the winners circle.

I’m going out on a limb and backing a big Broncos victory against a Warriors side who don’t have their minds focused 100 per cent on footy at the moment.

Warriors vs Broncos Teams

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was handed a one-week suspension mid-week, which means he will miss this game and Peta Hiku will shift to fullback. Gerard Beale comes into centre to fill out the backline.

Corey Oates has been dropped by Brisbane, while Thomas Flegler and Pat Carrigan are both back from suspension.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Agnatius Paasi 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 15. Jack Hetherington 16. Karl Lawton 17. Josh Curran 18. King Vuniyayawa 20. Isaiah Papali’i 21. Adam Pompey 22. Gerard Beale

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Issac Luke 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Tom Dearden 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Ben Te’o 18. Corey Oates 19. Cory Paix 20. Richard Kennar 21. Jamil Hopoate

Warriors vs Brisbane Stats

  • These teams have split their last five games with two wins each and a draw
  • Their last three meetings have seen 36 or fewer total points scored
  • Broncos have lost both games at Central Coast this season
  • Warriors have won four of their last five games at Central Coast
  • Warriors have conceded 90 points in their last two matches

Warriors vs Brisbane Best Bet