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Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos Predictions & Tips - Panthers to cover the line

  • Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos tips for Saturday's NRL Round 19 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (10.35am BST)
  • Penrith Panthers have won 32 of their last 35 games
  • The Panthers are tipped to cover the handicap
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 23 Jul 2021
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Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos Predictions


The Panthers had to work hard for victory in the first meeting. But this should be a much more routine victory with Penrith tipped to cover the handicap.

  • Penrith Panthers have won 32 of their last 35 games.
  • Penrith Panthers have won their last 3 games.
  • Penrith Panthers have won the last 2 matches against Brisbane Broncos.
  • Brisbane Broncos have lost 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Brisbane Broncos have conceded an average of 35.67 points per game in the last 7 games.

Head to Head


Brisbane Broncos have had the better of the Penrith Panthers in recent times, winning four of the last six meetings. But the last two have gone the way of Penrith.

The Panthers won 25-12 at Suncorp last season and then came from behind to win 20-12 in Brisbane in Round 6 this season.

Penrith Panthers Form


Penrith have reacted in the best possible way to back-to-back losses in June by winning the last three matches in a row.

The Panthers enter the weekend behind Melbourne Storm on points differential alone after victories over Sydney Roosters, Parramatta Eels and New Zealand Warriors.

Last week, they produced a masterclass either side of half-time to come from behind to win 30-16.

Penrith Panthers Team News


Penrith have named Jarome Luai at five-eighth despite suffering a knee injury.

Luai's inclusion sees Matt Burton move back to the centres this season, pushing Brent Naden down to the reserves.

Nathan Cleary is still absent due to a shoulder injury, but could return next week.

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Charlie Staines, 3. Stephen Crichton, 4. Matt Burton, 5. Brian To'o, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Tyrone May, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. James Fisher-Harris, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Kurt Capewell, 13. Isaah Yeo, 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Scott Sorensen, 16. Spencer Leniu, 17. Liam Martin, 18. Brent Naden, 19. Paul Momirovski, 20. Matt Eisenhuth, 21. Izack Tago

Brisbane Broncos Form


Brisbane Broncos suffered a 42-24 defeat at the hands of Wests Tigers last week to slip to 4-13 for the season.

They remain two wins clear of Canterbury Bulldogs at the foot of the table and on course to avoid the wooden spoon.

The week prior, the Broncos had ended a four-game losing run when defeating the Cronulla Sharks 26-18 at home.

Brisbane Broncos Team News


Xavier Coates was rested last week after his State of Origin duties, but he has only been named among the reserves this week.

TC Robati has been ruled out this week with Ethan Bullemor taking his place on the interchange bench.

Cory Paix is also added to the bench this week with Jesse Arthars dropping to the reserves.

Brisbane Broncos Team List


1. Tesi Niu, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Jamayne Isaako, 6. Tyson Gamble, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Tom Flegler, 9. Jake Turpin, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Alex Glenn, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Kobe Hethrington, 14. Cory Paix, 15. Rhys Kennedy, 16. Keenan Palasia, 17. TC Robati, 18. Ethan Bullemor, 19. Jesse Arthars, 20. Xavier Willison, 21. Xavier Coates

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Verdict

The Panthers can cover the handicap and make it three wins in a row over the Broncos. Brisbane have been leaking points and that shouldn't change against Penrith.

Best Bet: Panthers -20.5 Handicap @100.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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