BB Print Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 24 NRL game between New Zealand Warriors and Canberra Raiders. The game kicks off at 6:00 pm with Canberra Raiders heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the New Zealand Warriors vs. Canberra Raiders game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday August 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Where: BB Print Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders Odds
New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders Preview
It’s a very simple scenario for the Raiders: win to get in.
Back-to-back losses to the Storm and Sea Eagles has made the finals a big ask for Ricky Stuart’s men, but given the uncertainty around the Titans and Sharks, the Green Machine are still a very realistic chance to finish inside the eight.
The run home is tough, but this is still a very winnable game on Friday night against a Warriors side that also has plenty to play for.
Having won three straight, New Zealand appeared a good bet to sneak into the eight prior to last week’s loss to the Broncos, but it seems their fate now lies in the hands of those above them with two weeks to play.
The neutral turf in Mackay should play a part in the outcome, but that hasn’t stopped the bookies from going all-in on the Raiders with Jarrod Croker a chance at returning from a knee injury.
That said, the +8 about the Raiders does seem a little generous considering how profitable the Warriors have been as the home underdog recently.
The Warriors have covered in five of their last eight games in this scenario, while there was also a lot to like about their second half effort last week.
Realistically, it’s hard to envision either side playing finals from here, but like we saw during their Round 3 thriller, this one should be reasonably close.
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New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders Teams
Warriors team: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Peta Hiku 4. Adam Pompey 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Sean O’Sullivan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Matt Lodge 11. Josh Curran 12. Euan Aitken 13. Bayley Sironen 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Eliesa Katoa 17. Jazz Tevaga 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 20. Rocco Berry 21. Kane Evans 22. Jack Murchie
Raiders team: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Harley Smith-Shields 6. Jack Wighton 7. Matt Frawley 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Siliva Havili 18. Sam Williams 19. Dunamis Lui 20. Semi Valemei 21. Trey Mooney