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NRL Betting: Cowboys hungry for home win

Betting tips RSS / David Murdoch / 03 May 2012 / Leave a comment Bet Now View Market

You can bet Neil Henry will have his Cowboys stampeding out of the sheds at Dairy Farmers on Friday night, determined not to allow the Saints a soft start.

The Dragons might have had the wood over the Cowboys in recent NRL match-ups, but David Murdoch senses it's time for the Queenslanders to rise for a home victory.



Both North Queensland and St George Illawarra began slowly and finished strongly in their previous matches: the Dragons stirring ANZAC day comeback will long be remembered, while the Cowboys just fell short against the Bunnies.


You can bet Neil Henry will have his Cowboys stampeding out of the sheds at Dairy Farmers on Friday night, determined not to allow the Saints a soft start.


History shows St George Illawarra don't like travelling to Townsville, their return of just two wins from eight trips there is one of the worst on record. The last time they won there was in 2005.


In fact, their away record needs attention full stop.


THE STATS THAT MATTER

St. George Illawarra have lost nine of their last 10 matches playing away
The Cowboys have lost their last three matches against the Dragons by an average of 18 points
St. George Illawarra have lost three of their last four matches on the line


They may have a poor away record, but the Dragons have had the wood over the Cowboys in recent times, winning the last three clashes.


The Dragons have lost second-rower Beau Scott for up to six weeks after having surgery on his dislocated elbow, and the NSW Origin representative will be missed against the Cowboys.


For North Queensland, Prop Matt Scott could make his return from a foot injury for the clash. Punters will be sweating on this news as he'll be given until the end of the week to prove his fitness.


It was Dave Taylor and Greg Inglis who gave the Cowboys nightmares last week, and while the Dragons showed plenty of grit to steal their match at the death against the Roosters, they don't have that sort of firepower.


The Cowboys have lost their last two at Dairy Farmers and will be desperate to give their home fans something to savour.


This has the potential to be the match of the round.


Cowboys by 4.


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