Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tip Eels -2 Handicap – 28th May 2020

Eels can take valuable points away at Brisbane

AustraliaBrisbane Broncos vs Parramatta EelsAustralia
28th May 10:50hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Paramatta Eels
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 21:13 GMT, Tuesday 26 May

The return of the NRL will bring some top sporting action back to Australia. The season went into lockdown after just two rounds of play. The action will, of course, pick up behind closed doors which is going to produce a strange sight.

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Can the Broncos pick up where they left off?

The Brisbane Broncos won both of their matches played before lockdown. They kicked the season off with a 28-21 victory at North Queensland Cowboys before squeezing out a three-point home win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

So that’s been two tight games from the Broncos so far in this season’s NRL. They do have the current top try scorer in the ladder however, with Kotoni Staggs having touched down four times in two matches.

The last time that the Broncos hosted the Eels, they dug out a one-point success. So again, that does indicate that there could be some narrow margins in the spread coming into play.

Our betting prediction:
Kotoni Staggs Anytime Tryscorer

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(odds taken 21:13 GMT, Tuesday 26 May)

The most recent meeting between the Broncos and Eels though ended in disaster for the travelling Brisbane side. They lost 58-0 on the road to Parramatta.

Naturally with only a couple of games played and a long break between the last action and this, then it’s hard to really gauge things. The big difference so far is that Brisbane’s defence has been far more porous than that of the Eels.


Can the Eels shock Brisbane again?

The Parramatta Eels are top of the ladder after the two rounds of action that have been completed. They did open with a shaky 8-2 victory over the Bulldogs but then they cut loose to beat the Titans.

The Eels crushed the Titans 46-6 in their second fixture of the season. Three of the last four wins in the NRL that the Eels have taken, they have posted at least 30 points on the board.

Combine that with their thumping success over Broncos in their most recent meeting, then the Eels do have some appeal in this fixture. They have, after all, only conceded the 8 points in total across their two fixtures played.

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The Parramatta Eels have won 7/17 previous visits to Brisbane but the overall head to head stands even at 21-21 since 1998. There is reason enough to expect them to seriously push for the victory on Thursday.

Eels’ Mitchell Moses is the joint top points scorer in the NRL this season with a tally of 26. That’s 11 successful kicks at goal and try. He will be the one to watch in the match to see if he can get the Eels into contention.


Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels Betting Advice

The Parramatta Eels look a nice bit of value at 10/11 to go and get themselves the away win here. It looks as if it will be a relatively evenly balanced match, especially with no crowd.


Key Facts – Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels Betting Tip

  • The head to head between the two sides is even at 21 wins each
  • The Broncos and the Eels have both won their opening two games of the campaign
  • Parramatta Eels beat the Broncos 58-0 in their last meeting


But the real value could be in trusting the Eels to cover a handicap. We wouldn’t even go too far against the line in this one as an Eels -2 is a decent enough poke at 5/4 against the match outright odds (odds taken from bet365 at 21:13 GMT, Tuesday 26 May 2020).


The best betting odds for Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels

Brisbane Broncos to win: 10/11 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Parramatta Eels: 10/11 at Bet365