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Penrith Panthers vs Melbourne Storm Betting Tips & Preview - Will Storm continue purple reign over Penrith?

  • Melbourne Storm have won 18 of their last 20 games against the Panthers
Josh Addo-Carr
Can Josh Addo-Carr make an impact on Friday? (Getty Images)

It's third facing off against fifth on Friday as the Melbourne Storm travel to NSW to face the Penrith Panthers.

The Storm are looking to maintain their stranglehold on this fixture after losing just two games in 14 years against the Panthers.

Knights Form & Team News

The Panthers unbeaten run ended last weekend against Parramatta but were far from disgraced against the ladder leaders. Penrith were well on top for the majority of the match before conceding three tries in the space of seven minutes to give up the lead and eventually the match.

Dylan Edwards comes in at fullback in the place of Caleb Aekins, who moves to the bench. Liam Martin replaces Kurt Capewell in the backrow and Billy Burns slots into the interchange.

The Penrith Panthers team for Friday night can be found below:

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Matt Burton 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Brent Naden 20. Jack Hetherington 21. Caleb Aekins

Storm Form & Team News

The Storm are hunting three wins in a row following a strong performance against the Newcastle Knights at home. While the visitors looked to threaten the outcome late in the game, Melbourne's professionalism took over as they ground the young Novocastrians right to the line.

Jahrome Hughes was expected to be out for another week at least with a broken hand but the halfback could return early having been named on an extended bench. Brandon Smith is also named on the bench despite replacing Christian Welch in the starting side on game day in the past two rounds.

The Melbourne Storm team for Friday night can be found below:

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Brenko Lee 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Panthers vs Storm Head to Head

Few fixtures in rugby league are as one sided as the Penrth vs Storm. 

Melbourne has won 18 of the past 20 games against Penrith, dating back to 2006. The Panthers last won against the Storm in 2018 but before that had not claimed the points in 12 years.

Panthers vs Storm Betting Odds

The Panthers are the 2.70 outsiders heading to Friday's game, with the Melbourne Storm installed as the 1.47 favourites.

The line for the Storm is set at -5.5.

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Panthers vs Storm Match Up

Cam Smith was outstanding against Newcastle and like we suggested he would before the start of round four, as found a way to make the six-again rule his own. Api Koroisau is a focal point of Penrith's attack and always dangerous from dummy-half. This battle will go a long way to determining the outcome of the game.

Panthers vs Storm Key Stats

  • The Panthers have won just two of the last 20 meetings against the Storm
  • The Storm win 80 per cent of their matches as favourites
  • The Melbourne Storm are undefeated at Campbelltown Stadium, winning in all four of their visits to the venue

Panthers vs Storm FAQ

When does the Panthers vs Storm match kick off?

The Panthers vs Storm match is scheduled to kick off at 10.50am BST on Friday, June 19 from Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney.

Where is the Panthers vs Storm match being played?

The Knights vs Broncos match is scheduled to be played at Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney.

How can I live stream thePanthers vs Storm match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Penrith Panthers vs Melbourne Storm.



The Melbourne Storm's domination over Penrith should continue on Friday and we're placing a small bet on the dynamic Josh Addo-Carr to score the first try at good odds.

Best Bet: Melbourne Storm (-5.5) Match Line Bet @-111.11 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Value Bet: Josh Addo-Carr First Try Scorer @750 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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