We take a look at Friday nights (9/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 21 match is between the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks. The Panthers take on the Sharks on Friday where Cronulla head into the match as favourites in the market.
When: Friday August 9, 7:55pm
Where: Panthers Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Two losses on the trot has seen the Panthers drop out of the top eight, while two wins in succession has put Cronulla back into the top eight – that’s how close the NRL ladder is at the moment.
An unexpected 16-8 loss to the Dogs was the Panthers’ most disappointing for some time as they failed to convert territory into points, managing just a single try against the 15th placed Dogs.
Cronulla produced its best performance of the season in a 39-24 win against Souths, completing at 83 per cent and forcing 14 Bunnies errors.
Viliame Kikau is back for Penrith, while Jarome Luai and Wayde Egan both miss through injury. Debutant Spencer Leniu is named on the interchange. Matt Moylan is out with concussion, shifting Josh Dugan to full back, with Sosaia Feki back on the wing for the Sharks.
Cronulla has owned this head-to-head match up in recent times, winning five in a row, including last season’s semi-final by a point. Penrith look to be back to their early season form and The Wolf thinks the Sharks are coming good at just the right time.
Tip: Cronulla Sharks at $1.52
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Sosaia Feki at $8.50
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 21. Matt Burton 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo. Interchange: 14. Sione Katoa 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard. Reserves: 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Stephen Crichton
Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen. Interchange: 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Jack Williams 16. Andrew Fifita 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele. Reserves: 20. Sione Katoa 21. Kyle Flanagan
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change