NRL: Penrith Panthers - Sydney Roosters
- Title : NRL: Penrith Panthers - Sydney Roosters
Panthers go in to the play off series in great form- in the final match of the regular season they had already secured the minor premiers title but didn’t let the intensity drop as they put over 40 points over Bulldogs, in contrast to Roosters’ very surprise hammering by the Rabbitohs last week. I think Penrith Panthers have the first chance to win this playoff game, they finished the regular season in the first place 18-1 record and they beat Sydney Roosters in the last 4 direct games at home and also, Sydney took a historic to their rivals last week (60-8) but they are getting players back and should improve. It's still a big jump to go from that to suddenly beating the ladder leaders. This is a win for Panthers
Sydney took a historic to their rivals last week (60-8) but they are getting players back and should improve. It's still a big jump to go from that to suddenly beating the ladder leaders
Penrith lost only 1 game in the regular season.They finished 1st ,while Sydney finished 4th ,with 9 points less than their opponents.Sydney Roosters lost 8-60 to South Sydney in the last round,so they may be affected after this negative result.The home ground should be a big advantage for Penrith in this duel with Sydney,because they won the last two home games against this team. Roosters confidence would have been dented by the huge points loss last week and the minor premiers Panthers are in top form so it’s a panthers win for me.
There will be a response from the roosters after the thumping they took at the hands of the bunnies last week, but Panthers have to many players playing at the top of there game and full of confidence. I'm taking the Panthers to win a tight edgy affair just as finals football should be.
My prediction: Homewin, Panthers FT