Panthers vs Cowboys Round 12 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Panthers vs Cowboys Tips

North Queensland Cowboys put their six-match winning streak on the line when they face defending premiers Penrith Panthers on Friday night at BlueBet Stadium.

Panthers vs Cowboys Tips, Prediction & Preview

Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL best betting tips, predictions and preview – Panthers have won 21 of their last 22 games at BlueBet Stadium…

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Panthers vs Cowboys Tips

Best Panthers 13+ margin odds $1.73 with Ladbrokes

  • Panthers have won 21 of their last 22 home games
  • Cowboys have lost six of their last eight games in NSW
  • Panthers’ last eight wins have been by 13+ margins
  • Panthers 13+ & under 47.5 points has landed in six of their last eight wins
  • Taylan May has scored a try in his last five home games for Panthers
  • Murray Taulagi has scored a try in his last three games

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Panthers vs Cowboys Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday May 27
Time: 6.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: BlueBet Stadium


Panthers vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 13/3/21: Panthers 24-0 Cowboys
  • 18/9/20: Cowboys 12-32 Panthers
  • 19/7/20: Panthers 22-10 Cowboys
  • 23/8/19: Cowboys 24-10 Panthers
  • 4/5/18: Panthers 20-26 Cowboys

Panthers vs Cowboys Preview & Prediction

A blockbuster showdown awaits at the foot of the mountains on Friday night as the high-flying Panthers play host to the red-hot Cowboys in a massive top four battle.

Penrith have surprised nobody with their blistering start to the season that has seen them lose just one game across the first 11 rounds – and that two-point loss to the Eels easily could have gone either way.

Ivan Cleary’s side have bounced back brilliantly from that minor setback, completely crushing the Storm and Roosters by 26 and 20 points respectively over the last fortnight.

Currently four points clear at the top of the ladder, the Panthers are the team to beat once again this season. It’s a nice buffer to have before entering the busy State of Origin period, where the team will once again lose upwards of six or seven players.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys have been the surprise team of 2022 so far, surging into third spot on the ladder on the back of six consecutive victories.

While the Cowboys have flourished in attack, scoring 30+ points in five straight games, it’s their defence that will have pleased Todd Payten the most.

Indeed, North Queensland were conceding a whopping 31 points per game last season as they finished near the bottom of the ladder – but compare that to just 12 points per game in 2022 and it’s easy to see why they are chasing a top four finish.

However, while the Cowboys have been sensational, there’s still some question marks surrounding them – and a big one is how they will fare on the road given they haven’t played one game in New South Wales so far this season.

VERDICT:

As mentioned, the fact the Cowboys haven’t played a single game in NSW in 2022 is quite a staggering statistic 12 rounds into the competition. They lost six of eight games in NSW last year and it doesn’t get any tougher than the Panthers in Penrith, where they’ve won 21 of their last 22 games.

Add in Kyle Feldt and Jason Taumalolo are sidelined through injury and the Cowboys are up against it here. Penrith are the best defensive team in the competition and conceded just six points to the Storm and 12 to the Roosters in their last two games.

Expect the relentless Panthers defence to suffocate the Cowboys and ultimately run out comfortable winners (Best Panthers 13+ margin odds $1.73 with Ladbrokes.)


Panthers vs Cowboys Teams

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

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Coen Hess 14. Jake Granville 15. Heilum Luki 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Griffin Neame 18. Taniela Sadrugu 19. Ben Hampton 20. Ben Condon 21. Connelly Lemuelu 22. Riley Price 23. Brendan Elliot 24. Brendan Frei


Panthers vs Cowboys Stats

  • Panthers have won 21 of their last 22 home games
  • Cowboys have lost six of their last eight games in NSW
  • Panthers’ last eight wins have been by 13+ margins
  • Panthers 13+ & under 47.5 points has landed in six of their last eight wins
  • Taylan May has scored a try in his last five home games for Panthers
  • Murray Taulagi has scored a try in his last three games

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