NRL Finals Week 2 Preview

September 15th, 2010

After an explosive first week, the 2010 NRL Finals roll on with two more fantastic matchups.  It all starts up this week with the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers.  This game has all the potential in the world to be a thriller as both of these teams have something to prove.

The Green Machine is going into this match with a healthy dose of confidence and plenty of good momentum behind them.  Not only did they pull off a fantastic upset in last week’s first Finals round, but it also marked their sixth consecutive win.  They earned the home grounds advantage, which will give a team that’s starting to look like a real Grand Final contender a distinct advantage.  The return of co captain Alan Tongue will be a welcomed boost of leadership for the upcoming match.

Meanwhile the Wests Tigers have hit a bit of a slump since their loss to the Gold Coast Titans in the final NRL standard season round.  They kicked off their Finals bid with a loss against the Sydney Roosters, which could shake their confidence.  Now, facing a sudden death situation, the pressure is certainly on.  They are 2.50 underdogs going into this match.

Saturday, September 18 will see the Sydney Roosters taking on the Penrith Panthers at Sydney Football Stadium.  This should be another very interesting game as it has the potential to go either way.  While plenty of fans and punters would be jumping on the Penrith bandwagon a week ago, things aren’t looking quite so certain.  The Roosters are coming into this one on the back of a big upset over the Wests Tigers in week 1.  The victory earned them the home ground advantage.  With their confidence shaken, the Panthers will have a tough time marching into Sydney and stealing the win from the home team.

Be sure to check out all of the odds on these matchups at Ladbrokes.com.au before the games start up this Friday night.  You’ll find plenty of standard bets such as head-to-heads and lines.  You’ll also find plenty of specials for an added element of excitement.

NRL Finals Week 2 Matchups:

Date Teams Stadium Time
17/09/10 Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers Canberra Stadium 07:45pm
18/09/10 Sydney Roosters v Penrith Panthers Sydney Football Stadium 07:45pm