With less than three weeks to go until the action and excitement of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership series begins, now is a great time to jump online and make the most of the generous futures odds available on the outcome of the season.
Futures footy bets are an excellent way to get in on the atmosphere and intensity that is the National Rugby League. This year is set to be one full of thrills and spills as the 2010 NRL season sees the return of Todd Carney and Greg Bird.
There is the never ending battle between the Blues and the Maroons in the State of Origin set to play out over three powerful matches held on May 26, June 16 and July 7. There will be thousands of avid fans placing their State of Origin footy bets on this year’s series as New South Wales attempt to put an end to Queensland’s four year stranglehold on the series.
The 26 round season begins on Friday March 12 with the Qualifying Finals taking place on September 10 – 12, the Semi Finals on September 17 – 18 and the Preliminary Finals held on September 24 – 25. The season’s premiers will then be decided in the highly anticipated Grand Final match on October 3 and footy fans are already placing their bets on the outcome.
Ladbrokes.com.au have one of the best selections of footy bets open on the NRL, including futures markets available right now. A great range of standard and exotic bet types are on offer, with Parramatta Eels leading the way at $5.50 to take out the 2010 NRL Premiership.
Other early wagers include Minor Premiers, To Make the Final, Top 8, Miss the Top 8, Wooden Spoon and Top 4.
Punters can also select which team they think will be the leader of the Ladder after round 13, which team will be the top try scorers or which player will take out the coveted Dally M Medal for 2010.
Currently Jonathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne share favouritism in the Dally M early markets
Currently Jonathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne share favouritism in the Dally M early markets at $9, but there is a lot of talk surrounding Michael Ennis ($26) and his abilities this year.
So why not put your NRL knowledge to the test and try out one of the great early footy bets.
For a more detail preview of the Round 1 NRL matches see NRL Round 1 Match Previews.