We take a look at Friday’s (12/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 17 match is between Penrith Panthers and Gold Coast Titans. The Penrith Panthers go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Friday July 12, 6:00pm
Where: Panthers Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Panthers and Titans get things started in round 17 at the foot of the mountains on Friday night. Penrith has found the winning formula in recent games, winning five on the trot after losing five in a row before that. They are now right in the thick of the finals race in 10th spot and will see this home game against the Titans as very winnable.
Last time out for the Titans, they suffered an 18-point loss to Manly as they were simply blown away in the first half. They have beaten the Panthers this season in round 5 by six points though, so they can gain some confidence from their early season heroics.
In team news, Nathan Cleary is named as a reserve despite missing Origin with an ankle injury. New South Wales half James Maloney has been named to back up less than 48 hours after the decider. The Titans have included Tyrone Peachey and Dale Copley into their side and have no Origin representatives.
Both these teams are in the bottom five for points scored, with Penrith running in an equal league lowest 34 tries this season, with the Titans ranking 12th with 45 tries. On a cold, greasy night in Sydney, expect a low scoring match, but The Wolf can’t go past Penrith making it six in the row as they are one of the hottest teams in the comp at the moment.
Tip: Penrith Panthers at $1.40
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Josh Mansour at $8.00
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. James Maloney 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 19. Jed Cartwright 12. Isaah Yeo Interchange: 14. Wayde Egan 15. Frank Winterstein 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard Reserves: 20. Hame Sele 21. Nathan Cleary
Players cut: 13. Liam Martin, 18. Kaide Ellis
Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Dale Copley 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jack Stockwell 9. Nathan Peats 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jarrod Wallace Interchange: 14. Mitch Rein 15. Shannon Boyd 16. Jai Whitbread 17. Tyrone Peachey Reserves: 18. Will Matthews 20. Brenko Lee
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change