Tigers vs Broncos Round 10 Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Tigers vs Broncos Tips

Can the Broncos build on their first win since March when they face the Tigers in NRL Round 10 action on Friday night?

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the last two games between these sides have been decided by six points or less…

Tigers vs Broncos Tips

Tigers vs Broncos Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Friday July 17
Time: 7.55pm AEST
? Stadium: Leichhardt Oval

Tigers vs Broncos 2020 Form (last five matches)

Tigers (LWWLL)

  • R5: Tigers 6-14 Raiders
  • R6: Tigers 36-20 Cowboys
  • R7: Bulldogs 6-34 Tigers
  • R8: Tigers 12-19 Panthers
  • R9: Rabbitohs 18-10 Tigers

Broncos (LLLLW)

  • R5: Sea Eagles 20-18 Broncos
  • R6: Knights 27-6 Broncos
  • R7: Broncos 12-30 Titans
  • R8: Warriors 26-16 Bulldogs
  • R9: Broncos 26-8 Bulldogs

Tigers vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)

The Tigers and Broncos have split their last four meetings at two wins apiece.

  • 11/4/19: Broncos 16-22 Tigers
  • 23/3/18: Tigers 7-9 Broncos
  • 19/5/17: Broncos 36-0 Tigers
  • 27/5/16: Broncos 18-19 Tigers
  • 19/7/15: Broncos 42-16 Tigers

Tigers vs Broncos Preview and Prediction

Friday night’s clash at Leichhardt is a big game for both sides, with the Broncos trying to register back-to-back wins for the first time since the opening two rounds and the Tigers aiming to snap a two-match losing run.

Brisbane have been absolutely woeful since the competition restart, but they finally returned to the winners circle last week with an 18-point victory over the Bulldogs.

However, it wasn’t a great performance by any means and almost every other team in the competition would have likely beaten the Broncos on that night.

In saying that, winning breeds confidence, so perhaps the Broncos are about to return to their best and go on a run as they look for make an unlikely push towards the eight?

Meanwhile, the Tigers have crashed back down to earth after a couple of big wins over the Cowboys and Bulldogs, falling in close defeats to the Panthers and Rabbitohs over the last fortnight.

It’s more inconsistency for Michael Maguire and the Tigers, but they weren’t bad displays by any means, and the Tigers can take some solace from the fact they pushed two premiership contenders for the majority of those matches.

The Tigers have improved in defence and have proven they can hang with the very best for long periods, but not quite the full 80 minutes.

If they are serious about making the top eight this season, this is simply a match they must win. With a new halves combination, I’m not expecting a big scoreline, but I’m confident backing the Tigers against a Broncos side that still has a lot to prove.

Tigers vs Broncos Teams

Josh Reynolds is suspended and Luke Brooks has been dropped to the bench for the Tigers, with Benji Marshall and Billy Walters the new starting halves combination. Tommy Talau also returns from injury in the backline in place of Reece Hoffman.

Injured Broncos captain Alex Glenn is replaced by Ben Te’o in the back row, with Joe Ofahengaue returning from suspension on the bench.

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Chris Lawrence 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Billy Walters 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Russell Packer 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Luke Brooks 17. Chris McQueen 18. Oliver Clark 19. Reece Hoffman 20. Shawn Blore 21. Michael Chee-Kam

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

Tigers vs Brisbane Stats

  • These teams have split their last four meetings at two wins apiece
  • The Tigers’ last four wins over Brisbane have been by six points or less
  • The last four games between these teams have seen 36 points or less scored
  • Broncos have lost nine of their last 10 matches in NSW
  • David Nofoaluma has scored a try in his last three Friday night games at Leichhardt

Tigers vs Brisbane Best Bet