NRL 2020 Premiership Winner Betting Preview – Odds, Tips & Predictions
With NRL teams hitting the training track before Christmas to get in shape for the 2020 season, there’s great money to be made by getting the best odds for all the big favourites ahead of the season proper beginning in March 2020.
Get the best odds deal now on the Roosters, Storm, Raiders, Sharks, Sea Eagles or Broncos for season 2020 before the odds blow out when the season begins in earnest.
NRL 2020 Premiership Favourites
Double defending NRL Premiers, the Sydney Roosters appear to almost destined to back up and when 3 in a row. Despite losing talisman half-back Cooper Cronk to retirement in 2020, the Roosters don’t lose too much with Luke Keary’s quality. If the Roosters negotiate the Origin period well and still in the Top 4, a repeat could be on the cards.
Always a force in the regular season, the Melbourne may need to step it up to win the title in 2020. It’s the beginning of a transition period for Melbourne as the ageless Cameron Smith may potentially hang up the boots at the end of the year. Needless to say, Craig Bellamy will have the Storm as ready as ever.
The heartache of losing the 2019 NRL Grand Final will undoubtedly psychologically fire the Raiders to perform well again in 2020. Given the English and Kiwi contingents in their squad, Ricky Stuart’s men will suffer less than most during the Origin period, a critical part of any NRL Premiership drive.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Any team coached by the master coach Wayne Bennett remains a threat in any NRL competition. Adding Latrell Mitchell to the South Sydney players ranks has seen their odds slash in recent weeks. If Souths can overcome losing so many players to State of Origin and the retirement of Sam Burgess to injury, the Bunnies will be a Premiership threat.
The Eels are a quality young outfit and well-coached by Brad Arthur. Having a fanatical home crowd support that are encouraged to attend by the state-of-the-art new stadium in Western Sydney may assist in a Top 4 finish, and from there, anything is possible.
Manly Sea Eagles
The best outsiders for the NRL Premiership. Des Hasler’s shock team of 2019 will no longer be a surprise in 2020. They’ll have a good year, but again, a lot will depend on getting through the Origin period unscathed, and the fitness and form of the incredible Trbojevic brothers.
North Queensland Cowboys
The recruitment of NFL wannabee Valentine Holmes has seen the Cowboys plunge dramatically in NRL Premiership betting recently. Throw in a mighty new home stadium building the Townsville team’s already enormous home support, and two other bona fide superstars in Jason Taumalolo and Michael Morgan and the Cowboys can beat any other NRL team on their day.
Despite the retirement of influential club leader, Paul Gallen, the Sharks have plenty of quality in their playing list to give the title a shake in 2020, including the excellent recruitment of young Jesse Ramien from the Knights.
Most NRL Premierships
- South Sydney Rabbitohs – 21
- Sydney Roosters – 15
- St George Dragons – 15
- Balmain Tigers – 11
- Manly Sea Eagles – 8
- Canterbury Bulldogs – 8
Longest Grand Final Winning Steak
- 11 years – 1956 to 1966 – St George Dragons
Current clubs yet to win a NRL Premiership
- New Zealand Warriors – 1995 to Present
- Gold Coast Titans – 2007 to Present
Longest NRL Match Winning Streak
- 19 matches – Eastern Suburbs Roosters (1975)
Most NRL games played
- Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm) 400 games (2002 to Present)
The experience, power and depth of the Sydney Roosters player list is unmatched in the NRL at the moment. The only thing going against them will be getting through the State of Origin period in good shape and without too many injuries. Manly loom to be the big improvers and could be worth a punt at the great odds on offer. However, the serious bettors are looking for the best odds they can on the Roosters and that’s here and now.