5 Teams to Back for the 2021 NRL Grand Final

Mon 4th January 2021

Penrith Panthers

Odds to win the 2021 NRL Grand Final – $5.00

There’s a reason that the Panthers are paying top dollar to win the 2021 NRL Premiership – and it’s because they’re easily the hottest team in the competition right now.

A stellar line-up, including that of Captain Nathan Cleary, top try scorer Stephen Crichton, and Number 1 tackler, Apisai Koroisau – there’s not a lot this side can’t do, both offensively and defensively.

They’ll look for a second shot at the title this year, hungry for revenge after being pipped at the post by the Storm in 2020, 20-26.

Therefore making them your best bet for a 2021 NRL Grand Final win.

Sydney Roosters

Odds to win the 2021 NRL Grand Final – $6.00

The Roosters have been one of the strongest teams in the competition for a while now, especially after taking home two titles in a row – in 2018, and 2019.

They’re one of the teams to beat – considering their domineering force in the competition, and with the loss of no star players coming into the 2021 season, they’re looking set to retain this title.

I would have them in for a chance to make the 2021 NRL Grand Final – but keep your money close if you’re looking to punt on them for the win, it’s not looking as likely as years’ past.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Odds to win the 2021 NRL Grand Final – $6.50

The Rabbitohs will once again be the underestimated, Dark Horse of the season.

With star fullback, Latrell Mitchell, shunted to the side for half of the 2020 season with a hamstring injury – his return could bring great fortune to the already stacked South Sydney side.

The team finished a surprising 6th last season – and are definitely piqued to go one better this year. With the return of Latrell – plus the powerhouses that are Adam Reynolds and Alex Johnston, they’re looking set for a hot year on field.

Canberra Raiders

Odds to win the 2021 NRL Grand Final – $10.00

The Raiders actually have some fairly lofty value in terms of the 2021 NRL Title.

At $10, the side would definitely be worth a cheeky punt.

It’s worth considering their hot streak may be over, after their opportunity to bring home the 2019 title went haywire, but me thinks they’ll be back and better than ever for the 2021 season.

Finishing just above the Rabbitohs, in 5th position last year, the side are looking funky fresh, especially considering their talent in Jarrod Croker and Nick Cotric.

They may not be quite there yet, in terms of the NRL Grand Final, but placing a punt on the side to finish in the top 4, at $2.35, may just be the way to go for now.

Melbourne Storm

Odds to win the 2021 NRL Grand Final – $7.00

Last year’s NRL Premiership winners will have a lot to answer for coming into 2021.

It’s currently looking unlikely Melbourne Storm will be able to retain their Grand Final positioning, due to the loss of both top try scorer Josh Addo-Carr and Hooker Cameron Smith.

But, with Harry Grant to take the 37-year-old’s place in the line-up, after snagging the Dally M Best Rookie last season… plus landing a pretty speccy try during State of Origin – the news isn’t all bad for the Melbourne outfit.

They’ll struggle to claim the top title for the year, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be contesting the field all year.

A better punt would be for this side to land in the Top 4 – currently paying $1.85.

 

*Odds are correct at time of publication

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