2022 NRL Round 3 Betting preview & predicted score

dragons vs sharks
dragons vs sharks

As well as providing his best value bets every week, our NRL guru Steve Green also previews every NRL game for members. Each week on the blog we’ll feature some of his match previews from the eight games. Check out his Dragons vs Sharks preview below

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Dragons vs Sharks: NRL Round 3

How Moses Mbye handles the move to 9 will be key for the Dragons chances. He looked sharp when forced to play bigger minutes against the Panthers, but Mbye’s issue is that his form is far too patchy and he can struggle under fatigue.

The Dragons also need to temper their aggression. They lost the game against the Panthers off the back of some silly penalties and two sin bins! You cannot beat a team like the Panthers when forced to play with 16 men for 20 minutes.

Sharks are backing up off a strong win last week and will be riding high. Their new recruits are delivering and if they can cut down their missed tackles, then they will be hard team to beat in 2022 (they are second worst for missed tackles so far this year).

They will miss Mulitalo and Wilton, who have been two of their stronger performers in 2022. But they have solid replacements and I think the Sharks are a team with a lot of improvement left in them.

This is a tough game to pick and at home, I am leaning towards backing the Dragons. But with 14-line breaks and 78 tackle breaks (most in competition so far), I am interested to see how this Sharks attack goes against a tough defensive team like the Dragons.

There is not enough value to justify a clear bet on this one, so happy to sit out and just see how both teams are tracking at this stage in the season.

Dragons vs Sharks: Predicted score

Sharks 19
Dragons 18