Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys Betting Tip – Panthers -16 H/C – 19th July 2020

Penrith can heap more trouble on slumping Cowboys

Charlie Staines / Penrith Panthers ©imago images / AAP July 16, 2020

Australia Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys Australia
19th July 0705hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Panthers -16 handicap
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 03:50 GMT Saturday, 18th July

The Panthers have their foot on the gas at the moment, having won four straight league fixtures.

Last weekend they racked up over 50 points in their victory over the Cronulla Sharks.

So this could be a tough match for the Cowboys who have only managed to claim one victory in their last five.

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Penrith Panthers Preview – Can Penrith make it five on the spin?

It was a massive 56-24 victory that the Penrith Panthers secured last weekend over the Sharks.

That was another big statement from then and it saw them cut loose for the first time in a while.

In the other three wins recorded in this sequence, they were all within a margin of eight points.

So that throws the handicap into a little confusion.

A Penrith Panthers -16 line for this one is at a 10/11* (betting odds taken from Betway at 02:36 GMT on Saturday, 18th July 2020).

The average winning margin that Penrith have recorded this season is 12.9 points.

It has only been three points dropped by Penrith this season and they are a real force to be reckoned with right now.

Their one loss happened against current ladder leaders the Parramatta Eels.

Our betting prediction:
Panthers 11-20 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 03:50 GMT Saturday, 18th July)


There has been an average of 24 points per game scored by Penrith this season.

In defence they have been good as well, highlighted in their recent tough wins over the likes of Wests and the Storm.

It is an average of 14 points against Penrith this season.

With Nathan Cleary pulling all the strings, the Penrith Panthers may take some stropping in this one.


North Queensland Cowboys Preview – Cowboys struggling in defence

The Cowboys lost last weekend, a big 16-42 loss against the Roosters.

That was after having conceded 42 points against the Parramatta Eels in their game before that.

It has been four losses in their last five league fixtures now and they are struggling.

At the close of round nine, the Cowboys had conceded more points in the Premiership than any other team this season.

So that is going to leave them vulnerable without question.

They did close out the last round however as the second-highest scorers in the bottom half of the ladder.

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North Queensland Cowboys won both meetings with the Panthers last season as well.

They have won five of the last seven against the Panthers as well, so that’s something in their favour.

The Cowboys have only won three of nine trips to the Panthers Stadium however.

Going back to their defensive frailties, and that is really where things come into question.

The Cowboys have averaged 28 points per game against them in this campaign.


Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys Betting Advice

We would be happy to send plenty of support towards the Penrith Panthers in this one.

After battling to some really hard-earned wins, they exploded into life last time out.

They are taking on one of the worst defenses in the NRL at the moment.

Key Facts – Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys Betting Tip

  • Penrith Panthers have dropped only 3 points this season
  • Penrith Panthers are on a four match winning streak
  • North Queensland Cowboys have the worst defensive record after round 9


The Cowboys have been hammered in their last two matches and could be in for another tough ride here.

The Panthers are so efficient at what they do and can collect the two points in this one.

A Panthers 11-20 winning margin has a nice ring to it at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 02:36 GMT on Saturday, 18th July 2020).


The best betting odds for Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys

Penrith Panthers to win: 2/11 at Betway
Draw: 22/1 at Betway
North Queensland Cowboys to win: 4/1 at Betway