Panthers vs Eels Round 9 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Panthers vs Eels Tips

Penrith Panthers look to make it nine wins from nine to start the season when they host the Parramatta Eels in a big derby showdown at the foot of the mountains on Friday night.

Panthers vs Eels Tips, Prediction & Preview

Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Finals free NRL professional tips, predictions and preview – Panthers have won their last 21 matches at BlueBet Stadium…

Panthers vs Eels H2H Prediction


Panthers vs Eels Tips

Best Under 39.5 total points odds $1.91 with bet365

  • Panthers are 8-0 to start the season
  • Panthers have won their last 21 games at BlueBet Stadium
  • Panthers have won the last four meetings between the teams
  • Panthers have held the Eels to 12 points or less in those four wins
  • 13 of the last 14 meetings between the teams have produced 39.5 points or less
  • Panthers have won their last six games by 13+ margins
  • Panthers 13+ & under 44.5 points has landed in four of their last five games

Panthers vs Eels Same Game Multi Tips

  • Taylan May has scored a try in his last four games at BlueBet Stadium
  • Stephen Crichton has scored at least one try in seven of his last nine games at BlueBet Stadium
  • Hayze Perham has scored a try in his last two games

Panthers vs Eels Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday May 6
Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: BlueBet Stadium


Panthers vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 18/9/21: Panthers 8-6 Eels
  • 3/9/21: Eels 6-40 Panthers
  • 2/7/21: Panthers 13-12 Eels
  • 11/9/20: Panthers 20-2 Eels
  • 12/6/20: Eels 16-10 Panthers

Panthers vs Eels Preview & Prediction

It’s the annual Battle of the West as the Panthers aim to continue their extraordinary winning steak at home against the inconsistent and erratic Eels on Friday night in NRL Round 9 action.

Penrith have made a perfect start to their premiership defence, winning all eight games to sit alone at the top of the ladder.

The Panthers’ last six wins have all been by 13+ margins as Nathan Cleary slotted back into the team after missing the first three rounds through injury.

Ivan Cleary’s side will definitely be featuring in the finals again and will almost certainly finish the season inside the top two, with the Storm the only side at the moment looking capable of challenging them for the minor premiership.

Meanwhile, the Eels have been up and down all season, but are coming off their worst performance of the season after being thumped by 31 points against the Cowboys last week in Darwin.

Parramatta had crushed the Knights 39-2 the previous week, but went down to the lowly Tigers the seek before that, highlighting their inconsistency.

A match against the reigning premiers is the last thing the Eels need – they’ve lost four straight to the Panthers for the first time since 1971 and have only managed four tries combined in all of those fixtures.

With the Panthers conceding a league-best 11 points per game in 2022, it doesn’t look like the Eels will enough points in them to pull off the upset on Friday night.

VERDICT:

Penrith are flying and haven’t lost a game at home since July 2019. They’ve won eight straight to open 2022 and their last four meetings with the Eels, restricting them to 12 points or less on every occasion.

The Panthers weren’t at their best in a 18-4 win over the Titans last week, but they will be up for this one and will likely emerge comfortable victors once again (Best Under 39.5 total points odds $1.91 with bet365.)


Panthers vs Eels Teams

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. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Moses Leota 23. Mitch Kenny 24. Brian To’o

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Hayze Perham 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Nathan Brown 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Ryan Matterson 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Wiremu Greig 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Mitch Rein 21. Ky Rodwell 22. Samuel Loizou 23. Elie El Zakhem 24. Sean Russell


Panthers vs Eels Stats

  • Panthers are 8-0 to start the season
  • Panthers have won their last 21 games at BlueBet Stadium
  • Panthers have won the last four meetings between the teams
  • Panthers have held the Eels to 12 points or less in those four wins
  • 13 of the last 14 meetings between the teams have produced 39.5 points or less
  • Panthers have won their last six games by 13+ margins
  • Panthers 13+ & under 44.5 points has landed in four of their last five games
  • Taylan May has scored a try in his last four games at BlueBet Stadium
  • Stephen Crichton has scored at least one try in seven of his last nine games at BlueBet Stadium
  • Hayze Perham has scored a try in his last two games

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