The 2018 NRL Grand Final will be played tonight and we’re set for a thrilling contest between the league’s two best teams, the Storm and Roosters. Both clubs have timed their respective runs of form to perfection, but injury concerns have potentially ruined the Roosters’ chances. With Billy Slater cleared by the judiciary and Cooper Cronk under a huge cloud, I am confident that Melbourne can successfully defend their title and cover a small 2.5-point line in the process.
Try Scorer markets are always popular ahead of big Rugby League fixtures and I think that Blake Ferguson represents great value to grab a four-pointer at any time in the NRL Grand Final. Ferguson finished the regular season fourth in overall try scoring standings for the league with eighteen and he is generally the Roosters’ first option in attack. I think the Roosters need to score first if they are any chance of winning the premiership and Ferguson looks over the odds at $2.40 to score any time.
Burnley registered their first win of the season over the in-form Bournemouth last weekend and they are offered a great opportunity to make it two-in-a-row when they travel to Wales tonight. Its been a baptism of fire for the newly-promoted Cardiff, who are caught in nineteenth position overall, and who enter this match off the back of another demoralising 5-0 loss to Manchester. Burnley will be confident of three points and they are over the odds at $3.
The Bears and Buccaneers have both shown plenty in offence through the first three weeks of the NFL season and I am confident we’ll witness several touchdowns when they two franchises face off early tomorrow morning. The Bucs are unlucky not to be 3-0 after clawing back a big deficit to go within three of the Steelers last week and they will be eager to get on the board early this week.