Cbus Super Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 25 NRL game between Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers. The game kicks off at 8:05 pm with Penrith Panthers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Parramatta Eels vs. Penrith Panthers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday September 3, 2021 at 8:05 pm
Where: Cbus Super Stadium
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Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers Odds
Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers Preview
The Eels kept their top four chances alive last week with a surprise win over Melbourne as they now look to finish the job against the Panthers on the Gold Coast.
A win for Parramatta and a Manly loss to the Cowboys is what it will take for the Eels to finish top four, the latter of those scenarios being the most unlikely of course.
The Panthers, meanwhile, can claim the minor premiership with a win and a Storm loss, setting up another crucial game to compliment the early fixture.
These two sides have played out some real classics in recent years, with the common theme being five of the last six games being decided by no more than eight points.
On the injury front, Eels captain Clint Gutherson is set to miss this clash with a knee injury, while like the Storm, the Panthers may choose to rest some of their stars in preparation for the finals.
If Ivan Cleary does choose to give a few of his playmakers the night off, it’s fair to say the -12 line favouring Penrith is a little generous – especially when you consider the Eels have played to an 8-3 record as the line underdog against the Panthers.
Parramatta is always a tough side to trust, but with their scoring woes seemingly behind them, the Eels look a good bet here.
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Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers Teams
Eels: 1. Hayze Perham 2. Haze Dunster 3. Tom Opacic 4. Michael Oldfield 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Will Smith 7. Jakob Arthur 8. Oregon Kaufusi 9. Joey Lussick 10. Makahesi Makatoa 11. Bryce Cartwright 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Ray Stone 14. Samuel Loizou 15. Ky Rodwell 16. Shaun Lane 17. Sean Russell 18. Viliami Penisini 19. Isaiah Papali’i 20. Nathan Brown 21. Dylan Brown
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. Liam Martin 18. Spencer Leniu 19. Izack Tago 20. Taylan May 21. Mitch Kenny