This weekend we move into Round 5 of the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership and a month into the competition the footy bet markets are really starting to heat up.
Australia’s best online bookmaker to place your NRL footy bet through is Ladbrokes.com.au who have an excellent range of wagers open on all eight of the Round 5 games as well as exclusive exotic odds and exciting future footy bet markets available.
Before Round 4 the St George Illawarra Dragons were the Premiership favourites, but following their loss to the Melbourne Storm they drifted in the betting markets to $5.50 second favourites.
The reigning premiers are now the $4.50 favourites with Ladbrokes.com.au to claim back-to-back grand final wins and this week they look set to maintain their dominance as they play Gold Coast Titans on Friday night.
At the moment the Titans, who have won three from four this year, are the underdogs at $2.60 despite having the home ground advantage at Skilled Park. So if you are a Gold Coast supporter and believe they can be the first team to take out the Storm this season place a footy bet on them this round!
Meanwhile the Dragons will play at home in the opening Round 5 game against the lacklustre Brisbane Broncos. The Broncos, who have struggled to overcome injury and inexperience this season, are facing their fourth straight defeat and are the very long-priced underdogs at the juicy odds of $6.75 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
As we have seen again and again in the NRL, a team should never be discounted so early in the season and Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer will be keener than ever to show the Broncos are still Finals material and so Brisbane fans jumping on their lucrative footy bet odds may just see the biggest pay day so far this season!
Other interesting clashes scheduled for Round 5 to get in on the footy bet action include the North Queensland Cowboys v Wests Tigers on Saturday night at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
The Cowboys always play their best footy up in Townsville and are the hot $1.77 favourites with Ladbrokes.com.au, but the Tigers have displayed sensational form in the last few rounds and represent good value at $2.08.
Many NRL fans will also be tuning in on Sunday to watch the in-form Sydney Roosters play the Penrith Panthers. Surprisingly the Panthers are the $1.80 favourites through Ladbrokes.com.au despite the Roosters having played some really impressive footy this year. The Chooks at $2.05 are another good underdog pick in Round 5 for your footy bet.
To view a complete match-by-match review of Round 5 visit NRLleague.
Also, Rugby League Betting has some great footy bet tips and info for this week and as always Ladbrokes.com.au have all your footy bet needs covered so jump online to take advantage of their generous odds.