Panthers Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 18 NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels. The game kicks off at 7:55 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: Friday September 11, 2020 at 7:55 pm
Where: Panthers Stadium
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Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Odds
Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Preview
A six-point loss to the Eels back in Round 5 helped kick-start Penrith’s current 12-game winning streak and they appear a great bet to extend that record even further on Friday night against an underperforming Eels side.
Parramatta walked away with the chocolates on Sunday against the Warriors, but their defence through the middle left a lot to be desired.
Life is about to get even tougher for coach Brad Arthur with Dylan Brown likely out for the remainder of the season.
The Panthers, meanwhile, should receive an added boost in the form of electrifying winger Charlie Staines, while Isaah Yeo remains a good chance to play after suffering a head knock.
Parramatta has really struggled to play a full 80-minutes over the last six weeks, which doesn’t bode particularly well against a Panthers side that ranks second in the league in points and tries.
The Eels have scored over 20 points only once in their last six games and they won’t find this any easier in front of a hostile Panthers crowd.
Penrith has covered in four of its last six games as the line favourite at home, so back the Panthers to cover.
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Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Teams
Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Kurt Capewell 20. Matt Burton 21. Charlie Staines
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Jai Field 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Ray Stone 15. Andrew Davey 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Haze Dunster 19. Stefano Utoikamanu 20. Will Smith 21. Samuel Hughes