Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tip Canberra -14 Handicap – 20th September 2020

Raiders can sink the Warriors in Canberra

Dunamis Lui / Raiders ©imago images / AAP 09/12/2020

Australia Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors New Zealand
20th September 0500hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 03:26 GMT, Saturday 19th September

The Raiders are likely going to miss out on a top four place, but they can still continue with some good momentum towards the postseason.

They have won four of their last five games and sauntered past the Dragons last weekend.

The Warriors have suffered back to back losses, so have just lost their way a little bit and won’t get an easy time of things in Canberra.

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Canberra Raiders Preview – Raiders can win their penultimate match

This is the penultimate round of the regular season and the Canberra Raiders will be going to the postseason, just not likely as a top four side.

They have been in great shape lately with four wins in their last five. Last weekend they trounced the Dragons 37-8.

That moved the Raiders on to a W12 L6 record for the season and so they have been shaping up very well.

The Raiders are averaging 21 points per game this season, which is an average of five more per match than what the Warriors have produced.

Canberra also bosses the New Zealand Warriors when it comes to the defensive stats as well.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 03:26 GMT, Saturday 19th September)


So with the Raiders no value to back at a long odd-on price in the outright, we have to go and have a look at the handicap market for NRL betting.

A Raiders -14 option is at 8/11 for Sunday’s game with the Warriors* (odds taken 03:26 GMT, Saturday 19th September).

The Raiders claimed a comfortable 14-point victory over the Warriors when they met in March for the first of this season’s clashes.


New Zealand Warriors Preview – Warriors just stuttering again

The New Zealand Warriors are on a W7 L11 record for this season after suffering a loss last weekend against the Cronulla Sharks.

That is back to back losses for them, but they have not been the easiest of matches.

However, with three losses in their last five games and each of those losses happening against current top-eight sides, the outcome is likely to be the same on the weekend for them.

There is a notable difference in how much the two teams have conceded.

The Warriors have shipped an average of 22 points per game this season, the Raiders just 15.

The Warriors have won just four of their 15 previous visits to Canberra as well, so that’s another thing not really working in their favour.

The visitors are sizeable 5/1 underdogs in the match outright for Sunday’s NRL betting* (odds taken 03:26 GMT, Saturday 19th September).

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New Zealand Warriors do have a little head to head form going against Canberra from their most recent meetings.

It is a W3 L2 record that the New Zealand club have produced in their last five, but the two losses there have been in their last five.

In their loss to Cronulla last weekend, New Zealand Warriors saw the small sliver of hope that they had of reaching the finals, vanish.

So that may have knocked a bit of wind out of their sails.


Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Advice

Canberra Raiders do have a shot at a top-four finish still, but that’s slim, as they would need the in-form Roosters to slip up in their final two.

The Raiders are likely to win this one and in each of their last four wins they have produced at least 34 points on the scoreboard.

The New Zealand Warriors, as gritty of a team as they, and they deserve huge credit for that, can’t match up to that scoring threat.


Key Facts – Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tip

  • Canberra Raiders have won 4 of their last 5 league games
  • Canberra Raiders beat the Warriors in March
  • New Zealand Warriors have lost their last two fixtures


We are going to roll with a Raiders 13-18 winning margin in this one, which looks very reasonable at a 5/2 quote* (odds taken 03:26 GMT, Saturday 19th September).

While there is still a small window of opportunity at getting a top four finish ahead of them, they are probably going to throw the kitchen sink at this one on home soil.


The best betting odds for Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors

Canberra Raiders to win: 1/7 at Bet365
Draw: 28/1 at Bet365
New Zealand Warriors to win: 5/1 at Bet365