The 2017 NRL season has just started and it’s time to bet on your favourite team once again. Realistically speaking, there are 5 teams that can win the NRL this year. Though, things will become clearer after the first few rounds of the 2017 NRL have been played. Nonetheless, based on expert opinion and season specials, following are 5 teams that we think will perform the best in this year’s NRL.
Based on last season’s performances, the Sutherland Sharks, one of the most experienced teams in the league, are strong favourites for the 2017 NRL title. I think they are the best team in the league alongside Melbourne Storm and will blow away most of the teams they face in the 2017 NRL. While the Sharks are likely to beat most teams in the NRL this season, betting on game specials is a sensible thing to do. The match specials are a good way to predict the winner of an NRL game. Coming back to the topic, another team that’s likely to do well in the 2017 NRL season is Canberra, a team that reached the preliminary finals last season. Canberra is a team that can score points from anywhere on the park, making it an extremely dangerous outfit.
Melbourne will be hoping the two teams mentioned above fail to hit form during the 2017 NRL so that it can claim the premiership for the first time in five years. In addition to the aforementioned teams, following are some of the other teams that could challenge for the 2017 NRL.
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
This may surprise a lot of people but Manly was a team that exceeded expectations last season by finishing 13th on the points table. I expect it to perform even better this season and give the top dogs a good run for their money. The young squad of Manly is one of the major reasons I’ve picked it as a title contender
North Queensland Cowboys
For some years now, the Cowboys have been a work in progress so is 2017 finally going to be their year? For most of last season, the Cowboys were the form team in the league. I expect the same to happen this season. In fact, I see the Cowboys making the Semi-finals at the very least.
Canterbury- Bankstown Bulldogs
Canterbury is a team that underperformed in the 2016 NRL. I can’t see the same happening again. Canterbury is likely to make the top 8 in the 2017 NRL season and if luck favours the team then it might just win the whole thing.
In addition to the aforementioned teams, other teams I predict will do well in the 2017 NRL include the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Brisbane Broncos and Newzealand Warriors. Though unlikely, Rabbitohs may just upset the odds and make the top 8 in 2017 AFL. Looking at match specials is a good way for you to find out what’ll happen in each game of 2017 AFL season.