Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers Betting Tip Panthers -22.5 handicap – 3rd September 2020

Penrith to demolish the Broncos at the Suncorp Stadium

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Australia Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers Australia
3rd September 1050hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Panthers -22.5 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 02:59 GMT Wednesday 2nd September

The Broncos have slumped further into despair after another soul-crushing defeat was suffered in round sixteen of the NRL season.

It has been a dreadful season from them and they were torn apart by the free-scoring Roosters in a terribly one-sided game.

This is a big test for them against the Penrith Panthers this weekend as well, who are on an eleven-match winning streak.

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Brisbane Broncos Preview – Can the Broncos upset the Panthers?

There has still been no sign of relief for the Brisbane Broncos this season in the NRL.

Last weekend they were hammered 58-12 by the Sydney Roosters which was Brisbane’s seventh loss on the bounce.

So they are still shipping a lot of points in matches and no team has conceded more than they have done this season.

Brisbane have now conceded 523 points, the only team to have reached that 500 (or get anywhere near it).

The Brisbane Broncos have conceded an average of 31 points per league fixture in this campaign.

The Broncos are big 9/1 underdogs for this one, and given what we have seen from them this season, it’s hard to see them getting anything out of this fixture* (odds taken 02:59 GMT Wednesday 2nd September).

Our betting prediction:
Panthers 21-25 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 02:59 GMT Wednesday 2nd September)


When the two met back in August last year the Broncos did take a 24-12 win over the Panthers.

Brisbane are actually on a four-match winning streak over the Penrith Panthers and have lost two of their last seven against them only.

But how much is that head to head going to factor when the two meet on Thursday?

The average losing margin for the Broncos this season is 25 points.

Two of their last three losses have been by margins of at least 24 points.


Penrith Panthers Preview – Panthers are back in their stride

It is an eleven match winning streak from the ladder leaders, the Penrith Panthers.

They were on cruise control again last weekend as they collected a 30-6 home success over Wests Tigers.

That followed a big 26-point margin win over the Sharks the weekend before, so they have been moving along in impressive fashion.

The bookmakers are fancying a comfortable win for Penrith as a Panthers -22 Handicap is at 10/11* (odds taken 02:59 GMT Wednesday 2nd September).

They are taking on a poor defence of the Broncos, and that doesn’t look like a big stretch.

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The average winning margin by the Panthers this season is 15 points.

But that is a line that can probably be pushed quite a bit, considering that Brisbane have conceded at least 30 points in five of their last seven games.

So Penrith look to be in prime position here to snap that head to head form against the Broncos.

There are times this season when Penrith have just looked totally unplayable and are likely to carve the hosts up at the Suncorp Stadium.


Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers Betting Advice

A walk in the park for the Penrith Panthers coming up? We can only assume so.

They have played some brilliant stuff this season and carry more than enough attacking threat to tear apart the flimsy Broncos defence.

We don’t see the hosts really making much of an impact in this one as their difficult season doesn’t get any easier.


Key Facts – Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers Betting Tip

  • Brisbane Broncos are on a seven-match losing streak
  • Brisbane Broncos have won their last four against Penrith
  • Penrith Panthers are on an eleven match winning streak


The Panthers are W14 D1 L1 this season and we can see them getting the points by a healthy margin.

A Panthers 21-25 winning margin is a reasonable option to consider as a 15/2 punt* (odds taken 02:59 GMT Wednesday 2nd September).


The best betting odds for Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers

Brisbane Broncos to win: 9/1 at Bet365
Draw: 28/1 at Bet365
Penrith Panthers to win: 1/16 at Bet365