Broncos Vs Tigers Preview: Who Will Bounce Back?
The Broncos are well and truly under pressure after their third loss from four matches while the Tigers will be looking to avoid three straight defeats.
BRISBANE BRONCOS VS WESTS TIGERS – THURSDAY 11 APRIL, 7:50PM, SUNCORP STADIUM
Have the wheels completely fallen off Anthony Seibold’s side? The Broncos were embarrassed at the hands of the Roosters losing 36-4 in Sydney last week, a loss that has called the heart of Brisbane’s leadership into question after a disastrous start to the season.
What can you say about the Tigers? They were the better team for about 78 minutes against the Panthers but failed to deliver a knockout blow and paid the ultimate price.
The Tigers have scored a total of just 16 points in their last two matches and need to generate more offensive opportunities if they’re to avoid a third straight loss.
As the away underdog the Tigers are 1-8, while the Broncos hold a much tidier 3-1 record as the home favourite against this week’s opponents. The last time the Tigers won at Suncorp was way back in 2016.
How To Watch:
Broncos: Payne Haas is due back from suspension and has been named among the reserves, as has star centre James Roberts, who continues to battle an Achilles problem. David Fifita comes in for suspended forward Tevita Pangai. Patrick Carrigan has been selected on the bench to make his NRL debut. The Broncos have one win from four games.
Wests Tigers: Michael Maguire has made two changes to his starting side after last week’s narrow loss to the Panthers. Russell Packer moves from the bench to starting prop in a swap with Ben Matulino, while back-rower Josh Aloiai comes into the starting 13 at the expense of Elijah Taylor who is on the reserves list. Young prop Thomas Mikaele has been named on the bench to play his fourth game of the season.
- Robbie Farah ($655,800) – Is the highest scoring player in the competition with 338 points.
- Corey Oates ($542,300) – Is a must here with a terrific try scoring record at Suncorp.
- Brisbane has covered the line in six of its last eight night matches at Suncorp Stadium.
- Brisbane has won three of its last four matches against the Wests Tigers at Suncorp Stadium by a margin of 13+ points.
- Brisbane has won each of its last nine matches at Suncorp Stadium following a loss.
- Each of the Wests Tigers’ last seven interstate matches have gone UNDER the total match points line.
- Corey Oates has scored at least one try in each of Brisbane’s last eight night matches at Suncorp Stadium.
- Luke Brooks has scored a try in three of the Wests Tigers’ last four Thursday night matches following a loss.