The NRL Round 22 match between Penrith Panthers and St George Illawarra Dragons features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Friday August 13.
Bet Of The Day August 13 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
Heading to the NRL for today’s best bet as the Panthers look to cement their top two status against the slumping Dragons.
Penrith have seen Melbourne leapfrog them into top spot on the ladder over the last month or so and they will be keen to build some momentum before the finals.
The good news for the Panthers is that they come up against one of the poorest sides in the competition right now in the Dragons.
St George Illawarra are on a four-match losing streak and haven’t won since that infamous Paul Vaughan barbecue.
Even though the Panthers aren’t at their dominant best right now, they have still won 17 of their 20 matches this season, while their defence remains up there with the best.
That should ensure we get a relatively low-scoring game – we don’t see the Dragons in this form causing too much trouble to the Penrith defence.
With the Panthers winning the last four games between the teams, they shouldn’t have much trouble in extending that streak – especially if Nathan Cleary does return from injury.
Both teams have seen under 50.5 points in the bulk of their matches over the last two months, so we’ll be backing the Panthers home accordingly.
- Panthers have won the last four games between the teams
- Dragons are on a four-match losing streak
- Five of Dragons’ last six defeats have been by 13+ margins
- Panthers have seen under 50.5 points in their last nine straight matches
- Dragons have seen under 50.5 points in six of their last seven matches
BET OF THE DAY AUGUST 13 👇