Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Betting Tip Knights +8 Handicap – 7th June 2020

AustraliaCanberra Raiders vs Newcastle KnightsAustralia
7th June 0705hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Knights +8 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 21:17 GMT, Friday 5th June

The Canberra Raiders will be looking to make it four wins from four for the season on Sunday. They next line up against the Newcastle Knights, so they may face a stiff challenge in continuing their 100% record.

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Can Canberra maintain their 100% start

The Canberra Raiders have posted three wins from three this season. There have been wins against the Titans, Warriors and the Storm so far.

The points tally from Canberra in their matches have been pretty consistent. They have tallied at least 20 points in each of them and across those three matches average 22 points per fixture.

They do tend to dominate matches and they have given up only the 18 points in those three matches played as well. Only the Eels went into the fourth round of ladder action with a better defensive record than that of Canberra.

Our betting prediction:
Raiders 1-6 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 21:17 GMT, Friday 5th June)

English halfback George Williams was the star of the show without question against Melbourne. If he delivers the same kind of performance, then they are going to be hard to stop.

There is little happening in the team news department other than Bailey Simonsson coming back onto the wing. The last time that the Canberra Raiders opened the season 4-0 was in 2005.


Can the Knights survive the trip to Campbelltown?

Newcastle will be heading to the Campbelltown Stadium on the back of a draw in their last fixture. It was a point well earned, however.

Newcastle found themselves 14-0 down in that match against the Penrith Panthers, but even with depleted troops managed to claw their way back to a 14-14 draw.

That was a huge effort, but it could also have been quite taxing for them in terms of energy.

Still, it was another gutsy and gritty performance from the Knights who remained unbeaten at 2-1 for the campaign.

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We have already mentioned how strong the Raiders have been at the back. The Knights have conceded 20 points more than Canberra have done in this campaign.

They may have a not-so-secret weapon in Sione Mata’utia who has scored five tries in his seven games against the Raiders. So he is one to watch out for in the try scorer markets.

The head to head is interesting because the two have alternated wins in the last five meetings, Canberra going 3-2.

The Knights have won two of their last eight games against them (D1 L5) however which may be more telling.


Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Betting Advice

There has been plenty of grit from Newcastle this season and at times they’ve really been on their game in attack. But last weekend’s effort against the Panthers was a tough one for them to have come through.


Key Facts – Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights Betting Tip

  • Canberra Raiders have played 3 won 3 this season
  • Canberra Raiders had the second-best defensive record after round 3
  • Newcastle Knights have won 2 of their 8 against Canberra


The Raiders are just looking in top form now and it’s hard to take a pass on them.

So looking down the handicap lines a +8 on the Knights at this point really warrants a look at 11/10* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 17:45 GMT on Friday, June 5th 2020).

The visitors may not have enough in the tank to get the win, but they may well keep things tight.


The best betting odds for Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights

Canberra Raiders to win: 1/3 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Knights: 9/4 at Bet365