Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers Tips and Odds – NRL Preliminary Finals 2021

Suncorp Stadium will play host to Saturday's NRL game between Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers. The game kicks off at 4:00 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Melbourne Storm vs. Penrith Panthers game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday September 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Where: Suncorp Stadium

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A mouth-watering showdown and one that many tipped to be this year’s Grand Final will see the Storm and Panthers lock horns on Saturday afternoon.

It is fair to say that these two clubs have been the absolute benchmark for the NRL in the last two years. They each made last year’s decider, they’ve each spent plenty of time on top of the ladder this year, and they each have serious claims on the Provan-Summons once more.

Melbourne have timed their run to utter perfection again, and despite the quality of this opponent, they deserve their firm favouritism in NRL betting.

They won the minor premiership, and then passage through to this point of the competition via their thorough dismantling of the Sea Eagles.

The Panthers’ chances of winning the premiership looked to be over when Nathan Cleary when down after Origin, but with his return (and that of another couple of key players), so too have their winning prospects returned.

They are as close to a ‘complete’ footy side as you will get in 2021, and I firmly believe that if anyone can knock off the Storm this year, it’s them.

I do think that the Storm will probably win, but the 9.5-point start is too generous.

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We're tipping Melbourne Storm to win at $1.33 odds.

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Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers Teams

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Aaron Pene 19. Tom Eisenhuth 20. Chris Lewis 21. Isaac Lumelume

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brent Naden 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. Izack Tago 19. Spencer Leniu 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Brian To’o