Penrith are virtually full strength and on home turf they look set for another dominant win.
Penrith have dominated the Sydney Roosters of late and on home turf look set to continue that run of superiority. The Panthers have won five straight against the Roosters including four straight wins at Panthers Stadium. Penrith have covered the last three and won 32-12 just five rounds back.
The Panthers are so dominant on home turf that they cannot be bet against. The Panthers have covered 23 of 33 at Panthers Stadium. They have covered 11 of 14 as a favourite of 10 or more at home and have covered 13 of 19 at home off a double digit win. The Panthers have covered 7 of 10 off scoring 40 or more.
The Roosters have been very disappointing this year. They have covered just 5 of 15 as an underdog and just 2 of 10 off scoring more than 16 so this does not seem like a spot we are going to see a Roosters resurgence.
Penrith win and by plenty.
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Taylan May is the leading try scorer in the NRL this year.
The Roosters’ left edge is a worry defensively so going with the Panthers right to fill-up.
Stephen Crichton has scored in three of his last five.
Brian To’o has scored five tries in his last three club games and scored for New South Wales last Sunday.
Liam Martin is another who will look to take advantage of the concerning Roosters left-edge defence. Martin has five tries in 13 games this year and scored against the Warriors in his last club game.
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