ANZ Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 2 NRL game between Canterbury Bulldogs and North QLD Cowboys. The game kicks off at 8:05 pm with Canterbury Bulldogs heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canterbury Bulldogs vs. North QLD Cowboys game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday March 19, 2020 at 8:05 pm
Where: ANZ Stadium
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs North Queensland Cowboys Odds
Canterbury Bulldogs vs North Queensland Cowboys Preview
A chance to right their wrongs is up for grabs on Thursday night as the Cowboys and Bulldogs both hope to earn their first win of the season.
North Queensland had no trouble scoring points last week against the Broncos, but some sloppy tackling and ball handling issues ultimately cost the Cowboys a win in their new stadium.
Canterbury also came up short against the Eels mustering a measly two points. Considering the off-field distractions leading in, the Dogs did reasonably well to hold Parramatta to only eight points, but Dean Pay still has plenty left to address on attack moving forward.
The Cowboys are laying -2.5 here on the road at ANZ, highlighting how wary the bookies are of North Queensland’s 4-8 record away from home last year.
Fortunately, Paul Green is set to welcome Josh Maguire into the side following last seasons suspension, which should give the Cowboys more firepower up forward.
Neither of these teams were particularly impressive when it came to tackling last week, but in the Cowboys’ defence, that is to be expected of a relatively new-look side.
North Queensland holds a perfect 2-0 record as the line favourite on the road against the Dogs, so it’s worth backing the visitors to bounce back.
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