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Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers Predictions & Tips - Panthers to edge Roosters at Suncorp

  • Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers tips for Saturday's NRL Round 21 match
  • The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium (8.30am BST)
  • Penrith Panthers have their last 3 matches against Sydney Roosters
  • Will the Panthers bounce back from last week's loss?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Penrith Panthers are tipped to edge the Sydney Roosters (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 06 Aug 2021
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Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers Predictions

The Panthers lost a potential minor premiership decider last week and have a point to prove. They face a Roosters side with a place in the top 4 in their sights, setting up a mouthwatering clash.
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Sydney can take the fight to Penrith and make a real game of this, but the Panthers are tipped to claim a fourth straight victory in this match up.

  • Sydney Roosters have won their last 4 matches.
  • Sydney Roosters have scored 114 points in their past 3 matches at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Penrith Panthers have their last 3 matches against Sydney Roosters.
  • Penrith Panthers have won 4 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head 

Penrith have won the last three matches against the Roosters. Last season, the Panthers won 20-14 in Round 1 and 29-28 in the qualifying final, and then won 38-12 in Round 15 this year.

Overall, Sydney Roosters have a 60-39 advantage against Penrith Panthers with three draws in 100 games. 

Sydney Roosters Form

The Roosters brought up a fourth straight win with a dominant 28-0 victory over Parramatta Eels last week.

Sydney are now being kept out of the top four on the ladder by points differential only.

Since losing to the Panthers and Melbourne Storm in successive weeks, the Roosters have beaten Canterbury Bulldogs 22-16, North Queensland Cowboys 34-18, Newcastle Knights 28-8 and the Eels.

Sydney Roosters Team News

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves starts for the Roosters after a successful appeal of his dangerous contact charge from last week.

Josh Morris is ruled out with a hamstring injury and will miss up to five weeks.

Dale Copley comes straight in on the wing for Morris after joining the Roosters from Brisbane Broncos this week.

Sydney Roosters Team List

1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Joseph Manu, 4. Adam Keighran, 5. Dale Copley, 6. Drew Hutchison, 7. Sam Walker, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Sam Verrills, 10. Isaac Liu, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. Victor Radley, 14. Lachlan Lam, 15. Nat Butcher, 16. Egan Butcher, 17. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 18. Ben Marschke, 19. Fletcher Baker, 20. Moala Graham-Taufa, 21. Naufahu Whyte

Penrith Panthers Form

Penrith lost the top of the ladder shootout against Melbourne Storm last week and are now looking over their shoulders.

South Sydney Rabbitohs are breathing down their neck in the race to finish in the top two.

Ivan Cleary's side recorded four wins in a row against the Roosters, Parramatta Eels, New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos.

But they failed to get the better of reigning premiers the Storm as they went down 37-10 last weekend in a rare heavy defeat. 

Penrith Panthers Team News

Nathan Cleary has been included in the reserves but won't make his comeback from a shoulder injury at Suncorp Stadium.

New signing Tevita Pangai jnr was set for his Panthers debut from the bench, but has been ruled out due to personal reasons and will be replaced on the interchange.

The Panthers are without Stephen Crichton as he serves a one-match suspension. Paul Momirovski comes into the centres as his replacement.

Kurt Capewell also starts in the centres with Isaah Yeo, Scott Sorensen and Api Koroisau coming into the forwards. Mitch Kenny drops down to the bench.

Penrith Panthers Team List

1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Charlie Staines, 3. Paul Momirovski, 4. Kurt Capewell, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Matt Burton, 7. Jarome Luai, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. Liam Martin, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Scott Sorensen, 13. Isaah Yeo, 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Tevita Pangai Junior, 16. Spencer Leniu, 17. Matt Eisenhuth, 18. Izack Tago, 19. Taylan May, 20. J'maine Hopgood, 21. Nathan Cleary

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The Roosters are tipped to push the Panthers close, but Penrith are value for the win and to come out on top by a 1-12 point winning margin.

Best Bet: Panthers Win Match Result @-185.19 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Panthers by 1-12 Winning Margin @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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