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Penrith vs. Parramatta, Tips & Previews, September 18th

Check out the preview and best bets as head into Week 2 of the NRL Finals.

The second semi-final gets underway on Saturday night when Penrith and Parramatta do battle. 

The best bets and same game multi for this electrifying clash have been analysed and selected.

Penrith vs. Parramatta

September 18th 7:50pm

Parramatta and Penrith wrestle with each other on Saturday night in this season-defining semi-final clash.

The Panthers were stunned by South Sydney last week as they succumbed to a 16-10 loss, but now get the chance at redemption against Parramatta. 

The Eels slid their way into this game with a 28-20 win over Newcastle and, in doing so, ensured they enter this game with winning form which was something they struggled with towards the back end of the season. 

Veteran Blake Ferguson wound back the clock with a brace of tries as Mitchell Moses continued his playmaking feats. 

Even with the win on the board, the market is still siding heavily with Penrith, and rightfully so given the lopsided head to head count since Round 18 of 2020. 

The Panthers have won the last four contests between the two teams and recorded a huge 40-6 win in the last round of the year. 

That sample size is good enough to suggest Ivan Cleary and his men are a justifiable pick in this game.

Suggested Bets: Penrith Panthers -12.5 at $1.92

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Penrith Panthers -12.5
Leg 2: S. Crichton anytime try
Leg 3: Total points over 42.5 
Combined odds = $3.50

First try scorer

B. To'o/B. Ferguson

Brian To’o has been in terrific try-scoring form this season.

The Panthers winger has managed to score the first try on two occasion in the last four times he has played the Eels. 

Blake Ferguson, meanwhile, managed to score a double last week and the Eels veteran will have a point to prove in this game after being dropped earlier this year. 

Suggested Bet:
Brian To’o first try at $6.5
Blake Ferguson first try at $13

Total points scored

Over 42.5

Both teams boast potent offence when given the right circumstances.

The Panthers were incredibly well held by South Sydney last week and have surely put a big focus on scoring when venturing out onto the training track this weekend. 

Penrith did manage 40 points against the depleted Eels in Round 25. 

The Eels, with Mitchell Moses back in the team, look a far more dangerous outfit with him in the playmaking role. 

Suspect this game will be an end to end, high flowing battle and the overs looks the way to go. 

Suggested Bets: Total point scored over 42.5 at $1.90

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