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Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Tips - Roosters tipped to cover

  • Round 22 match-up set at Suncorp Stadium on Friday
  • The Broncos have lost 3 of 4
  • The Roosters lost in Round 21 that ended their 4-game winning run
  • The Broncos beat the Roosters in Round 11
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The Roosters and Broncos meet again in Round 22. (Matt King/Getty Images)
The Broncos will be hoping their recent run of form can translate into another surprise upset on Friday night against the Roosters.

After demolishing the Cowboys a fortnight ago, Brisbane went on to put a decent scare into the Knights last week in their eight-point loss, leaving Bronco fans hopeful of another boil-over similar to their Round 11 victory over the tri-colours.

The Broncos have shown signs of improvement in the absence of Katoni Staggs, but this is obviously a much tougher test against a Roosters side looking to bounce-back from a defeat to the Panthers.

While last week’s result has left the Roosters with work to do as far as the top four is concerned, head coach Trent Robinson has to be pleased with the effort his side produced against one of the top premiership contenders.

On the injury front, the Broncos have been dealt another blow with promising youngster Keenan Palasia suffering a fractured shoulder blade last week, while the Roosters remain hopeful Josh Morris can return for the finals.

Another upset isn’t entirely out of the question, but it’s doubtful we see the Roosters cough up the same number of errors that cost them last week against Penrith.

Verdict

More importantly, the Roosters have played to a strong 6-4 record at the line following a previous loss over the last 12 months, so look for them to make a statement in what is also a bit of a revenge game.

Best Bet: Roosters -14.5 Line @100 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
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