BB Print Stadium will play host to Saturday's NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Penrith Panthers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Penrith Panthers vs. Parramatta Eels game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday September 18, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Where: BB Print Stadium
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Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Odds
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The Panthers hit a bump in the road last week with a surprise loss to Souths, but it might just be the wakeup call Penrith needed as they look to continue their push for a second Grand Final appearance.
Stephen Crichton’s early try was one of the few bright spots about last week’s result before a litany of errors got in the way.
Nothing is a given come finals time, but the Panthers should feel confident heading to Mackay knowing they manhandled the Eels 40-6 a fortnight ago behind a hat-trick from Brian To’o.
Of course, it must be said that the Eels were far from full strength that day as Brad Arthur chose to rest a handful of his stars in preparation for the Knights.
This time around the Panthers will have to deal with the likes of Clinton Gutherson, Waqa Blake and Mitchell Moses, meaning we should see a closer game than the current -11.5 line in favour of Penrith suggests.
The Panthers are also set to welcome last week’s late omission Dylan Edwards back into the side, which should help solve some of the ball handling and tackling issues we saw last week.
As far as betting goes, the Panthers have played to a 3-1 record on the back of a loss over the last 12 months – which is impressive considering they don’t lose often.
It’s also worth noting that the last 12 games between these two sides have gone Under the Total, so the Panthers to win a low-scoring game represents some real value.
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Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Teams
Panthers team: 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. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. Liam Martin 18. Spencer Leniu 19. Izack Tago 20. Brent Naden 21. Tyrone May
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Haze Dunster 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Ray Stone 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Nathan Brown 14. Will Smith 15. Isaiah Papali’i 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Ryan Matterson 18. Makahesi Makatoa 19. Oregon Kaufusi 20. Tom Opacic 21. Jakob Arthur