New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys Betting Tip Cowboys -6 Handicap – 12th June 2020

Cowboys can snap back to winning ways as they face the low-scoring Warriors

AustraliaNew Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland CowboysAustralia
12th June 0900hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Cowboys -6 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 02:02 GMT on Thursday, June 11th

Both the New Zealand Warriors and the North Queensland Cowboys lost last weekend. That leaves the Warriors third from bottom in the ladder as they try and get back some momentum.

This match is being played at the Central Coast Stadium because of some ground-sharing going on due to the Coronavirus. So the New Zealand outfit don’t have home soil advantage.

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Can the Warriors bounce back?

The Warriors went toe to toe with the Penrith Panthers last weekend and were kept off the scoreboard in a heavy defeat. It was a 0-26 reverse that the New Zealand side suffered.

That leaves them with a W1 L3 record for this season as they head into round five. In total there have been just the 24 points scored by the Warriors in this campaign.

That is the lowest amount by any team in the ladder after four rounds of action. So there are clear problems there and it could be their downfall as they try and contain the Cowboys.

Our betting prediction:
Kyle Feldt Anytime Tryscorer

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(odds taken 02:02 GMT on Thursday, June 11th)

The Warriors are set to make the one change to their starting line up, with Isaiah Papali’i coming into the pack. They could have preferred starting centre Peta Hiku back into the lineup if he is over his rib problem well-enough.

The New Zealand Warriors have only picked up a win in two of their last 13 games against the Cowboys on Australian turf.

They are the 7/4 underdogs for this contest* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 02:02 GMT on Thursday, June 11th). It’s hard to argue with that.


Can the Cowboys patch up their errors?

The Cowboys had an off-day at the office in round four of action. They were up against the Cronulla Sharks and produced an error-ridden, scratchy performance to lose 16-26.

That saw them miss the chance at making it three straight wins in the campaign. It wasn’t the toughest of games either for them. So there is reason enough to suggest that it was just one of those days.

The Cowboys have posted 97 points across their four games at an average of just over 24 per fixture. That’s in stark contrast to the 6-point average that the Warriors have produced per game.

There isn’t too much to separate the two in the defensive department, so it is the extra scoring threat that could tip the balance in favour of the Cowboys.

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Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt has a superb scoring record against the Warriors, having touched down for 9 tries in six games against them. He is one to watch in the try scorer markets.

Feldt and Behn Hampton are the joint top-try scorers for the Cowboys, with four each in this campaign.

The Cowboys will be stronger for this one as well as they get Jason Taumalolo back into action. He missed out on their last match because of a bruised knee.

He is a massive asset for them in the ball-carry up front and despite missing a game, leads the NRL this season for the most post-contact metres made.


New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys Betting Advice

North Queensland are probably going to have too much up front for the New Zealand Warriors to deal with at the end of the day.

The Cowboys haven’t had any problems putting points on the board.

They weren’t at their sharpest last weekend but the re-inclusion of Taumalolo is huge for them.

The Warriors and Cowboys traded wins last season but the record of the Warriors in Australia against the Cowboys is terrible.


Key Facts – New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys Betting Tip

  • New Zealand Warriors have won just 2 of 13 matches in Australia against the Cowboys
  • New Zealand Warriors are the lowest-scoring side in the ladder
  • North Queensland Cowboys are W2 L2 this season


So with the Warriors not having home advantage, the value looks to be on the win for the away team here, the Cowboys. It’s worth a little dip into the handicap where the Cowboys are decent enough value at -6 for 10/11* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 02:02 GMT on Thursday, June 11th).


The best betting odds for New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys

New Zealand Warriors to win: 7/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
North Queensland Cowboys: 1/2 at Bet365