2010 NRL Grand Final Preview

September 30th, 2010

This year’s NRL Grand Final is shaping up to produce one of the best-played matches in recent years. It will be the first all Sydney showdown in six years between two squads packed with talent, and led by two of the most experienced coaches in the NRL.

The Sydney Roosters will definitely see plenty of support from fans across the nation as they continue with their bid to become the first team sine 1934 to go from Wooden Spooners to Grand Final champions in the space of a year. Their total domination of the Titans last week has shortened their odds on a win, and more than likely has St George taking notice of what this Sydney team is capable of. The Roosters are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief after Todd Carney was cleared to play after a high tackle penalty in week 3 of the Finals. He’ll be a key factor in this upcoming game as he has the power to win or lose games for this team.

The St George-Illawarra Dragons are hoping to cap off a fantastic season with their first Premiership since the two teams merged. The Dragons are sporting one of the tightest games in the league. They’re known for their strong forward dominated yardage game that puts the best of opposing defence to shame. Add to that a fantastic defensive line that has allowed the fewest points of any team in the NRL since the midpoint of the season, and you’ve got what looks like an unstoppable winning machine.

If the Roosters can go up by more than two tries early on, they’ll have a decent chance to take the win. Though, watch for the Dragons to wear their NRL Grand Final opponents down with a long kicking game led by Jamie Soward.

There is no better way to get into the spirit of the NRL Grand Final and show support for your side than to place a backing wager at a top online betting site. Ladbrokes.com.au is offering an extensive list of the best possible odds on the upcoming fixture, which includes the following standard bets as well as a wealth of exotics to check out. Take a punt before the game kicks off at ANZ Stadium this Sunday, October 3.

2010 NRL Grand Final Odds

Teams Head-to-Head Line Points 1-12 13+
St George Dragons 1.65 1.91(-3.5) 2.10 (-5.5) 3.00 3.40
Sydney Roosters 2.30 1.93 (+3.5) 2.10 (+1.5) 3.50 5.50
Draw 19.00