Titans vs Panthers Round 8 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Titans vs Panthers Tips

Penrith Panthers are set to make it eight wins from eight to start the season when they meet the struggling Gold Coast Titans in NRL Round 8 action on Friday night.

Titans vs Panthers Tips, Prediction & Preview

Gold Coast Titans vs Penrith Panthers free NRL footy tips, predictions and preview – Panthers have won the last three meetings, with two of those coming by 22+ points…

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Titans vs Panthers Tips

Best Panthers -18.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365.

  • Panthers have won all seven of their games this season
  • Titans have lost five of their seven games this season
  • Panthers have won their last three games by 20+ points
  • Panthers have won two of their last three vs Titans by 22+ points
  • Panthers have won by 13+ & under 44.5 points in three of their last four wins
  • Stephen Crichton scored a hat-trick last week and has crossed in six of his last nine games
  • Philipp Sami has scored a try in four of his last five games

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Titans vs Panthers Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 29
Time: 6.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium


Titans vs Panthers Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 16/5/21: Titans 12-48 Panthers
  • 26/7/20: Titans 14-22 Panthers
  • 12/7/19: Panthers 24-2 Titans
  • 12/4/19: Titans 30-24 Panthers
  • 11/8/19: Titans 16-17 Panthers

Titans vs Panthers Preview & Prediction

The Panthers will be confident of maintaining their spot at the top of the ladder when they square off against the Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday night.

Penrith have put together the perfect start to their premiership defence, winning all seven of their matches – including the last five by convincing 13+ margins.

Indeed, the Panthers’ last three wins have been by 20 points or more, toppling the Bulldogs 32-12, Broncos 40-12 and Raiders 36-6.

Nathan Cleary has taken the team to another level after missing the first three rounds, while Taylan May has been a revelation on the wing, scoring eight tries in just five games. Stephen Crichton has taken his game to another level and is coming off a hat-trick last week, while Issah Yeo continues to lead in the forwards.

If the Panthers click like they have been doing for the better part of three years now, the Titans will need to produce a perfect performance to even keep this close.

Keeping scores close had actually been the Titans’ speciality across the first six rounds, with their biggest loss in that period coming by eight points, but they were completely blown off the park last week in a 30-4 loss to the Cowboys.

It was a nightmare performance from the Titans and Justin Holbrook has been forced into some positional changes, moving AJ Brimson to fullback and Will Smith at five-eighth, while David Fifita returns to the forwards after a failed experiment in the centres.

Gold Coast can look good in patches, but they are wildly inconsistent, while their only win across their last five games was a lucky 8-6 victory in the final seconds over the Tigers.

VERDICT:

Penrith win this and likely win it well.

As mentioned, the Panthers have won their last three games by 20 points or more, while two of their last three wins over the Titans have been by 22+ points. We’ll back them to cover the -18.5 line as a result (Best Panthers -18.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365.)


Titans vs Panthers Teams

Titans team: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Phillip Sami 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Will Smith 7. Toby Sexton 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Isaac Liu 11. David Fifita 12. Beau Fermor 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Kevin Proctor 18. Jamayne Isaako 19. Jarrod Wallace 20. Sam McIntyre 21. Esan Marsters 22. Paul Turner 23. Corey Thompson 24. Jayden Campbell

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Taylan May 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Matt Eisenhuth 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Soni Luke 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Robert Jennings 19. Chris Smith 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Lindsay Smith 22. Mitch Kenny 23. Christian Crichton 24. Sean O’Sullivan


Titans vs Panthers Stats

  • Panthers have won all seven of their games this season
  • Titans have lost five of their seven games this season
  • Panthers have won their last three games by 20+ points
  • Panthers have won two of their last three vs Titans by 22+ points
  • Panthers have won by 13+ & under 44.5 points in three of their last four wins
  • Stephen Crichton scored a hat-trick last week and has crossed in six of his last nine games
  • Philipp Sami has scored a try in four of his last five games

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