Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers 7/4/20 NRL Pick, Prediction, and Odds

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Penrith Panthers (5-1-1) v Wests Tigers (4-3)

Saturday July 4th 2020, 19:35 AEST Bankwest Stadium

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The Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers round out Saturday's round 8 action as they face off at Bankwest Stadium

After the league stoppage all of the NRL teams have a few matches under the belts and should be prepared to be playing their best rugby once again. We have a matchup heree between two teams with winning records in what should be a solid rugby match.

Tigers looked very sharp in their last game against the Bulldogs with a 28 point 34-6 victory. The Tigers ran in 7 tries in the victory but Moses Mbye managed just 3/7 with the boot. Tigers had a whopping 60% of possession and completed 81% of their sets. As a team they punched through the Bulldogs line on 5 occasions and recorded 32 tackle busts and a solid 19 offloads. Harry Grant recorded 45 tackles while David Nofoaluma had 216 run metres and two second half tries.

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Penrith have been very strong all season long. Allowing just 98 points across their 7 games this year ranks them 5th in the league in scoring defence. in their last game they snuck past the South Sydney Rabbitohs by a final score of 20-12. Nathan Cleary had a big game in the win and Apisai Koroisau lead the team in tackles with 52 and James Fisher-Harris got his hands dirty with 248 run metres.

Penrith are the play for me here. I think the Tigers have been playing well but I still hold a question mark on their defence against elite teams.

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Nathan’s Pick Penrith Panthers -5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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