We take a look at Sunday afternoons (8/9/2019) NRL 2019 Week 25 match is between the Penrith Panthers and the Newcastle Knights. The Newcastle Knights will fancy their chances against the Penrith Panthers.
When: Sunday September 8, 4:05pm
Where: Panthers Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Panthers and Knights have both had their moments in 2019, but both will play for pride in the final match of the home and away season at Panthers Stadium on Sunday.
It’s not often that teams with seven and six match winning streaks both miss finals, but a lack of consistency has hampered both clubs, who will mark 2019 as a major disappointment.
There are no outs for either club, with notable ins including Kaide Ellis, Jarome Luia, Josh Mansour, Kurt Mann and Jamie Buhrer.
Penrith has the historical edge in this match up, winning five of the past six against Newcastle, but it was Knights who won their last encounter in Penrith 20-12 in round 23 last season.
The Panthers earned a narrow 16-14 win in the Hunter in round 2, and with little separating the sides statistically and in the market, The Wolf is going to back Newcastle to get an odds-against win at the foot of the mountains to end their season with two wins in a row.
Tip: Newcastle Knights at $2.15
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Brian To’o at $7.50
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Wayde Egan 10. Moses Leota 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. James Fisher-Harris 14. Jarome Luai 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Billy Burns 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 18. Sione Katoa 19. Hame Sele 20. Josh Mansour 21. Kaide Ellis
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Bradman Best 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby 14. Kurt Mann 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Josh King 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Jacob Saifiti 19. Jamie Buhrer 20. Jirah Momoisea 21. Starford Toa
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change