Penrith Panthers vs Sydney Roosters NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Roosters looking to return to winners circle

Andrew Hendrie 7 Jun 2019
  • Penrith Panthers face Sydney Roosters in Round 13 of the NRL on Sunday
  • Roosters have won their last two encounters
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Sydney Roosters look to return to the winners circle when they take on the lowly Penrith Panthers on Sunday in NRL Round 13 action.

Panthers vs Roosters kicks off at 4.00pm AEST at Panthers Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Channel 9 in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


It’s been almost a month since the Roosters won an NRL game - can the reigning premiers bounce back and take out a desperate Panthers outfit on Sunday?

After edging Canberra by six points during Magic Round, the Roosters lost consecutive games against the Broncos and Knights - the last of which a 38-12 flogging - before last week’s bye.

Cooper Cronk returns in a big boost for Trent Robinson’s side, while Blues Origin stars James Tedesco, Boyd Cordner, Angus Crichton and Latrell Mitchell have all been named - however, it’s since been revealed Mitchell is back in Taree for personal matters and won’t play.

Down to third on the ladder, the Roosters risk falling four points behind Melbourne and Souths if they fail to win on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Panthers have hauled themselves off the bottom of the ladder courtesy of scrappy wins over Parramatta and Manly over the last fortnight.

However, those victories were far from convincing, and now coming up against a genuine powerhouse team, it will be interesting to see how the Panthers perform.

Viliame Kikau and Wayde Egan return for Ivan Cleary’s side, while son Nathan has been named in the reserves after Origin.

The Roosters won both of their meetings last year and it’s hard to back against them on Sunday. They are in a bit of a slump at the moment and have lost that winning feeling for the time being, but they should be able to reclaim it against a Panthers side that still has a lot to prove.

Match Odds


Sydney Roosters - $1.53
Penrith Panthers - $2.50

Stats


  • Roosters and Panthers have only played twice since 2016
  • Roosters won both of those meetings
  • Roosters won their last clash 32-6 in R15 in 2018

Teams


Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Isaah Yeo 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. James Maloney 8. James Tamou 9. Wayde Egan 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. James Fisher-Harris 14. Sione Katoa 15. Liam Martin 16. Moses Leota 17. Hame Sele 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Caleb Aekins 20. Mitch Kenny 21. Nathan Cleary

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Victor Radley 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Isaac Liu 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Mitchell Aubusson 18. Poasa Faamausili 19. Ryan Hall 20. Lindsay Collins 21. Sam Verrills

Tips


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