Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

Penrith Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 5 NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders. 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. Canberra Raiders game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday April 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

Where: Penrith Stadium

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We need an NRL blockbuster after Round 4, and this one could be it. The Penrith Panthers are unbeaten after handling the Sea Eagles with relative ease. It got to the point last week that Ivan Cleary’s side started to use the match to test out their set plays. While not as dominant, the Canberra Raiders got the job done to beat the Titans 20-4 and reaffirm their position as a top side in the competition.

As expected, Cleary has named the same 17 to go around this week. Ricky Stuart has managed to improve his side with Joseph Tapine returning to the #13 jersey. Ryan James drops back to the bench with Ryan Sutton and Josh Papalii named to start at this stage.

This might be the best Raiders side named so far this season. Their pack is one of the best in the business, and the spine knows how to find the line. However, what the Raiders can do, the Panthers can do better. Along with the superior list, Penrith has shown a willingness to be patient in attack. Forcing their way into the opposition 20-metre line and requiring two or three sets to find points isn’t an issue for Nathan Cleary and co. It what looks like a rare NRL arm wrestle this season, Penrith’s patience might be the difference.

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Penrith Panthers
$1.37
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We're tipping Penrith Panthers to win at $1.37 odds.

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Charlie Staines
$8.50
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First Try Scorer: Charlie Staines at $8.50.

Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Teams

Panthers team: 1. Stephen Crichton 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Robert Jennings 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Jaeman Salmon

Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Ryan Sutton 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Tom Starling 15. Siliva Havili 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Ryan James 18. Sam Williams 19. Semi Valemi 20. Dunamis Lui 21. Corey Harawira-Naera