After every team in the National Rugby League have completely played their fixtures for this season, it is time for the top eight teams on the Rugby standings to play against each other, and the winners of these round will advance to the preliminary finals in week three as scheduled.
We look forward to the exciting games as the teams battle for the title. As a result, we will be looking at the last match of this playoff round, which is between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders team. In that case, check out our Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders betting analysis, prediction, and more.
Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders Information
Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders
Location of the game: McDonald Jones Stadium. Newcastle, Australia.
Date & Time: Sunday, September 10. 01:05 AM EST.
How to watch: NRL Live
Both teams have met several times, but their recent scores were when they faced each other in round 22 of the NRL regular season. The Canberra team was the host, losing the game by 6-28.
Before that, they met in round 4 of the NRL regular season this year, where Newcastle Knights were the host, and they won the game by 24-14 to earn additional points.
Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders Betting Analysis
Newcastle Knights are set to face the team they met twice this year, and they won the two games and finished the NRL regular season above them in their standings. As a result, we expect the home team to win this game because they have a winning streak of nine games straight. Although, we can not write off the away team because making it to the top 8 spots is challenging for any team.
In that case, we will support Newcastle Knights to win this game since they are better than the away team and are given the favorite odds to win.
Newcastle Knights Stats and News
The Newcastle Knights have moved to the NRL finals week one after beating the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the quarterfinal. This team won their last eight National Rugby League futures, and we expect them to be among the teams winning this final week.
Canberra Raiders Stats and News
The Canberra Raiders lost their last game against the Cronulla Sharks in the quarterfinals and are among the teams to play in the NRL final week because they finished 8th on the log, making them eligible to be part of the teams to play playoffs.
Both teams are expected to enter this game with their best players, and we expect an exciting game from both teams. The Newcastle Knights teams are expected to use Dom Young and Lachlan Miller in their squad, while Jarrod Croker and Matthew Timoko are expected in the Canberra Raiders squad.
Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders Betting Preview
The available odds for this match show Newcastle United has the favorite rugby odds to win this tie. The team odds are -526, and their expected chance of winning this game is 70%, but the Newcastle Knights have won their previous matches by 80% with these odds.
The away team odds are +400, which is high for them to beat, and the NRL odds for a draw are +2500.
Newcastle Knights vs. Canberra Raiders Betting Prediction
According to our Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders betting analysis and betting preview, the home team is better, but it is tricky to predict who will win this game because, based on their past meetings, Newcastle Knights won ten, Canberra Raiders won 9, and they played one draw.
In that case, our rugby league predictions are below.
- Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders betting analysis: Newcastle Knights to win.