The NRL Round 3 match between Penrith Panthers and Melbourne Storm features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for March 25.
Bet Of The Day March 25 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
We’re heading to the NRL for today’s best bet as the Panthers and Storm collide in what should be a thrilling Grand Final rematch at the foot of the mountains.
It’s been tough to split these teams all week, but the Storm have drifted out to $2.00 as of today and that’s enough for me to jump on them at that price.
Melbourne have an absolutely sensational record against the Panthers, winning 19 of their last 22 meetings and six of their last seven on Penrith’s home turf.
Furthermore, they haven’t lost back-to-back games in the NRL since 2018. Coming off a defeat to Parramatta last week in the rain, Craig Bellamy will have his troops fired up and ready to go for this one.
The Storm were also relatively comfortable winners in last season’s Grand Final despite Penrith managing to keep the scoreline close in the final 10 minutes.
Both teams have big outs, with Nathan Cleary sidelined for the Panthers and Ryan Papenhuyzen missing for Melbourne. While Matt Burton is a star in the making, he doesn’t have much NRL experience, so I think Penrith will suffer more in that regard.
All the stats are in Melbourne’s favour and Penrith have played two of the weakest sides in the competition across their first two rounds.
This is a massive step up in class and the Storm at these odds are too good to refuse.
- Melbourne have won 19 of their last 22 games vs Penrith
- Melbourne have won six of their last seven games at Panthers Stadium
- Melbourne haven’t lost consecutive games in the NRL since 2018
BET OF THE DAY MARCH 25 👇