We take a look at Saturday’s (3/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 20 match is between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Penrith Panthers. The Penrith Panthers go into the match as the short priced favourites in the betting but punters are still keen to back them.
When: Saturday August 3rd, 5:30pm
Where: Western Sydney Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Dogs host their first game at Bankwest Stadium when they play Penrith on Saturday afternoon. Canterbury is coming off a 20-12 loss to the Roosters and after trailing 14-0 at half-time, held their own in the second stanza with a huge share of possession.
They will look to upset finals hopefuls Penrith, who suffered their first loss in eight starts when they were outclassed 30-18 against Canberra last Sunday.
Neither side has elected to make any changes to their 17-man line up for this one, which is unusual, especially for the Dogs.
The Panthers have won four of five against the Dogs, with their last meeting way back in round 8 last season, with Penrith winning 22-14. They have won their only match at Bankwest Stadium against the Eels in round 11 by six points.
Neither side lights up the scoreboard, but with the Panthers scoring four points more per game and giving up four less points, all signs point to a Penrith win. Look for their halves to have too much time on the ball inside the 20 and to make it count this week against a flimsy Dogs defence.
Tip: Penrith Panthers at $1.42
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Brent Naden at $11.00
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Jack Cogger 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott. Interchange: 14. Jeremy Marshall-King 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Chris Smith. Reserves: 19. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Brandon Wakeham 21. Jayden Okunbor 22. Ofahiki Ogden
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Liam Martin 12. Frank Winterstein 13. Isaah Yeo. Interchange: 14. Wayde Egan 15. Jarome Luai 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard. Reserves: 18. Spencer Leniu 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Stephen Crichton 21. Hame Sele
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change