Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Betting Tip Panthers -6 H/C – 8th August 2020

Panthers can survive tough challenge from the Raiders

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Australia Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Australia
8th August 10:35hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Panthers -6 Handicap
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: Even money odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August

The table-topping Panthers will be back on the prowl on Saturday as they face the Canberra Raiders.

It has been some superb recent form from Penrith, who will, once again, kick off as match favourites.

The Raiders though may not be a big push however. They are solid and competitive, but are well down on the scoring output that Penrith have produced in this campaign.

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Penrith Panthers Preview – Penrith keep on winning

This match is likely to be the highlight of the weekend between two teams who are in cracking form.

The Panthers collected an easy 42-12 win over the Sea Eagles last weekend and they are on a five match winning streak in the NRL.

Penrith will be on the hunt for a bit of revenge having fallen in both of last season’s games against the Raiders.

But the Panthers are 11/20 odds-on at Betway to collect the match victory* (odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August).

Overall in this campaign Penrith are W10 D1 L1 and they have posted an average of 25 points per fixture as well.

That could be a telling stat for Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders betting as both teams have conceded an average of 14 points per game, so are even there.

Our betting prediction:
Penrith 1-10 winning margin

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(odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August)


Just once in their last five games have Penrith failed to reach at least 20 points in a fixture (19-12 win over Wests Tigers).

The average winning margin by Penrith this season is at 14 points but for NRL betting here, we see that as being way too big of a risk to push for.

A Panthers -6 is right on the line at even money* (odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August).


Canberra Raiders Preview – Can Raiders make it three in a row over Panthers?

Canberra had been on a four match losing streak against the Panthers.

They did however turn the tables on them last season, scoring a 30-12 and 30-18 victory over Penrith.

The Raiders are running in great form as well at the moment having won each of their last three.

It has been a success for them in four of their last five games as well.

Now, going back to the points scoring. Canberra have scored 84 points fewer in matches than Penrith have managed this season.

But they are a very competitive unit in defence and this is what makes it a very interesting contest.

Overall this season the Canberra Raiders are W8 L4 for the campaign, so they are no pushover.

On their previous 20 visits to the Panthers Stadium, the Raiders have collected 8 wins.

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Canberra Raiders got a couple of key players back last weekend as they collected a narrow 14-12 win over the Cowboys.

They were a little lucky to squeak out that victory as well.

Tight margins have been in play a lot for the Raiders recently. None of their last five matches (W4 L1) have seen a margin of more than six points.

Canberra finished the last round of action in fifth place in the ladder. They will need to play better than they did last week to try and play for a top four spot.


Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Betting Advice

The Raiders are a decent bunch, they get stuck in and are fairly solid in their defensive work.

They are missing just a little bit of that clinical finishing power when it comes to attack.

That’s evident from the numbers on the board and that is where they could just come up short.


Key Facts – Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders Betting Tip

  • Penrith Panthers have won their last 5 games
  • Penrith Panthers are unbeaten in home games in this campaign
  • Canberra Raiders beaten Penrith twice last season


The Panthers are flying at the moment and are relatively injury and stress free.

So we can only predict more of the same to come from them, especially on home soil.

But we wouldn’t look beyond that -6 handicap option on them for the fixture at even money* (odds taken 02:04 GMT Thursday, 6th August).


The best betting odds for Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders

Penrith Panthers to win: 11/20 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Canberra Raiders to win: 15/8 at Bet365