Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Tip Panthers -2 Handicap – 25th June 2020

Efficient Panthers can stop South Sydney's momentum

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AustraliaPenrith Panthers vs South Sydney RabbitohsAustralia
25th June 10:50hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Penrith -2 handicap
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: Even money odds taken 01:08 GMT, Tuesday, 23rd June

Penrith collected a great win for themselves last weekend as they got the better of the in-form Melbourne Storm. So that was a couple of good Premiership points in the bag which leaves them in third place.

They get a shot at more returns this weekend as they line up against the inconsistant Rabbitohs, who did move up last weekend after thumping the struggling Warriors.

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Panthers back to winning ways

The Penrith Panthers wasted no time in getting back to winning ways. After their first loss of the season in their previous match, they responded with a superb performance to beat the Melbourne Storm 21-14.

There was pressure on the Panthers after their loss to the Eels, but they passed a big test. Last season the Panthers and Rabbitohs traded away wins in the Premiership.

The Panthers got their success over South Sydney by one point, the Rabbitohs winning by 4 points on the road. Given that the Rabbitohs have just hit a little form, a tight handicap is probably called for.

A Panthers -2 handicap is trading at even money currently* (betting odds taken from Betway at 01:13 GMT on Tuesday, June 2rd 2020). The average winning margin from the Panthers this season is 10 points.

Our betting prediction:
Under 32.5 Points Total

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(odds taken 01:08 GMT, Tuesday, 23rd June)

The Panthers have the second-worst defensive record in the current top seven of the ladder, but they have been scoring nice and freely.

This match has been moved from Campbelltown Stadium because of a heavy workload the stadium has had recently.

It will now be played at the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney.

It is unlikely that the Panthers are going to be changing much. Star player Nathan Cleary was bang in form for them in their victory over the Storm.

Another dominant game from the halfback could be key for the chances of the Panthers.


Rabbitohs up and running with back to back wins

It is a W3 L3 record that the South Sydney Rabbitohs have put on the board this season.

They have secured back to back success after claiming a massive win over the New Zealand Warriors last weekend.

It’s hard to take a lot from that as the Warriors have been poor in this campaign. But it was a lift for the Rabbitohs after beating the Titans in their previous match.

The Titans are, incidentally, bottom of the ladder. So those wins by South Sydney have to be put into perspective.

The Rabbitoths have conceded more points than any of the other current top-eight teams in this campaign.

In their two wins over relatively weak opponents, the Titans and Warriors, the Rabbitohs scored 72 points in total.

They had tallied just 50 in their previous four games from the start of the season.

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South Sydney and the Panthers have split the last six meetings, with three wins each. Just one of the last seven meetings have been settled by a margin of more than 4 points.

It has been exactly a four-point margin in three of the last seven. So the history would indicate that another tight scrap is going to happen.

The Rabbitohs will be looking to some big inspiration from Adam Reynolds. He was in cracking form last weekend again and he is now the second-highest points-scorer in this season’s NRL.


Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Advice

This is going to be one to look forward to on Thursday. There has been a late venue change and both are heading into the fixture on the back of a win last weekend.

However, looking past the Penrith Panthers in this matchup just can’t be done. They have been solid all season and are likely to withstand the pressure that the Rabbitohs throw at them.


Key Facts – Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Betting Tip

  • Penrith Panthers are W3 L3 in their last six against the Rabbitohs
  • Penrith Panthers are W4 D1 L1 this season
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have taken back to back league wins


It is hard to judge where the Rabbitohs are really like, their back to backs wins coming against weaker opposition. Two of their three losses this season have happened against the Storm and Rooster, who are current top-six sides like the Panthers.

We would lean towards the Panthers sneaking this one and covering a -2 handicap while going about it for even money* (betting odds taken from Betway at 01:13 GMT on Tuesday, June 2rd 2020).


The best betting odds for Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Penrith Panthers to win: 4/5 at Betway
Draw: 22/1 at Betway
South Sydney Rabbitohs: 23/20 at Betway