NRL 2021 – Best Outsiders to Make the 2021 NRL Grand Final

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Best Outsiders to Win the NRL Grand Final 2021

 

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Sure, anyone can predict that the Panthers and the Storm are probably the two best betting contenders to make the 2021 NRL Grand Final. But remember – in 2019, the unfancied and unlikely Canberra Raiders made it through to the NRL Grand Final and pushed the Roosters all the way, and were within one or two woeful referring decisions of winning the ‘big dance’ at big odds.

The Canberra Raiders were at $17.00 to win the Grand Final before the 2019 season began.

This year and with that in mind, we examine which sides at the longest odds to potentially make it through and win the 2021 NRL Grand Final.

Favourite teams to win the 2021 Grand Final

Penrith Panthers$4.75

Sydney Roosters – $6.00

Melbourne Storm – $6.50

South Sydney Rabbitohs$6.50

Canberra Raiders – $10.00

Best Outsider Teams to Win the 2021 Grand Final

Manly Sea Eagles

Manly were among the NRL competition favourites through the first 12 rounds of the NRL in 2020, but a horror run of injuries and suspensions destroyed their season. Along with skipper Daly-Cherry-Evans, the Sea Eagles boast an incredible back line led by one of the most dangerous players in the game in Dylan Walker and mobile forwards featuring the ‘Turbo-charged’ Trbojevic brothers.

Gold Coast Titans

The Titans led the way in recruiting for the 2021 season (Fa’asuamaleaui, Ese’ese, Fifita, Herbert and McIntyre) and were the form team throughout the second half of 2020. The players appear to have ‘bought in’ to the philosophies of coach Justin Holbrook and finished last year with 5 straight wins.

Newcastle Knights

Tyson Frizell will add spark and energy to a young forward pack that has lost experienced players in the off-season. If Kalyn Ponga stays fit, the Knights are a great chance of finally living up to their last 2 seasons of promise.

Parramatta Eels

Through 12 rounds of 2020, it looked as if the Eels would be runaway NRL Premiers. However, a tired team fell away. This year coach Brad Arthur will have learnt his lessons and not work his young and exciting squad so hard. The Eels have recruited well and lost little in the player market.

Statistics

Recent upset Grand Final winners

  • 2016 – Cronulla Sharks 14 Melbourne Storm 12
  • 2015 – North Queensland Cowboys 17 Brisbane Broncos 16
  • 2001 – Newcastle Knights 30 Parramatta Eels 24
  • 1999 – Melbourne Storm 20 St George Illawarra Dragons 18

Recent upset losing Grand Finalists

  • 2019 – Canberra Raiders
  • 2017 – North Queensland Cowboys
  • 2011 – New Zealand Warriors
  • 2005 – North Queensland Cowboys

Current clubs yet to play in an NRL Grand Final

  • Gold Coast Titans – 2007 to Present

Best Outsider Prediction to Win the 2021 Grand Final

The Eels have strengthened their squad well in key positions by recruiting a mix of players with experience (Bryce Cartwright, Tom Opacic) and youth (Hipgrave, Roache, Papali’I).

The Eels led the way in adapting fastest to rule changes in 2020 and with a host of new rules coming in for 2021, Brad Arthur will have his troops primed and ready to take advantage. The Eels will also lose less players to State of Origin than their more fancied opponents.

Eels – best outsiders to win the 2021 Grand Final

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