NZ WARRIORS ATTRACTING BIG BETS
The NZ Warriors won just 8 games in 2013 and finished 14th on the NRL ladder, but punters at Sportingbet Australia are predicting a far more successful season for the Warriors in 2013.
Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said the Warriors have been sensationally backed in all NRL markets in the past 48 hours.
“One punter just had $220,000 at odds of $2.25 on the Warriors to finish in the top 8 and we’ve also taken serious money on them to make the top 4 and even win the Premiership,” Sullivan said.
Other big bets on the Warriors in the past two days include $20,000 at $5.50 for them to make the top 4 while another punter had $10,000 at $21 on New Zealand to win the Premiership.
“It’s significant money for a team that didn’t perform well last year but with some new additions they’ve got the squad to push for a Premiership just like they did only two years ago,” Sullivan said.
Last year’s premiers Melbourne are a $5.50 favourite with Sportingbet Australia to win again in 2013 ahead of beaten grand finalists Canterbury at $7 and South Sydney at $9.
2013 NRL PREMIERS BETTING ODDS
Sportingbet Australia Market
South Sydney $9.00
Sydney Roosters $12.00
North Queensland $12
Wests Tigers $17
New Zealand $21
St George/Ill $34
Gold Coast $41
For updated NRL Betting odds check out our comparison NRL league betting odds from a number of Australian and International online sports books.