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Bulldogs vs Panthers Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Panthers to avoid final day slip up

  • Canterbury Bulldogs end their season against Penrith Panthers
  • The game takes place at ANZ Stadium on Saturday at 3.00pm AEST
  • Penrith Panthers have won their last 14 matches
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost by 14 points or less in 6 of their last 7 defeats

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Penrith Panthers are bidding for a 15th straight win (Getty Images)

Canterbury Bulldogs pulled off an upset win last week and bid to topple minor premiers Penrith Panthers in the final game of the season at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The Panthers will bid for a 15th straight win to take into the finals, while the Bulldogs will finish second bottom regardless of the outcome of this game.

Bulldogs Form & Team News


Canterbury Bulldogs shocked the finals-bound South Sydney Rabbitohs last weekend with a 26-16 upset win to end a seven-game losing streak.

It was just the Bulldogs' third victory of the season, but ensured they will avoid the wooden spoon and finish in 15th. That is unless they go down by a 177-point margin against the Panthers.

The Bulldogs name an unchanged side, but do make a tactical switch as Josh Jackson moved to lock and Chris Smith starts in the second row.

The Bulldogs team for Saturday is listed below: 

1. Will Hopoate 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Reimis Smith 4. Tim Lafai 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Jake Averillo 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Luke Thompson 11. Chris Smith 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Josh Jackson 14. Brandon Wakeham 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Sione Katoa 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Dean Britt 20. Jack Cogger 21. Tuipulotu Katoa 23. Kerrod Holland

Panthers Form & Team News


The Panthers wrapped up the minor premiership last week with a club record 14th straight win as they thumped the North Queensland Cowboys 32-12 in Townsville.

Having dropped just three points all season with one defeat and a draw accompanying 17 victories, the Panthers have been the stand out performers. They are expected to continue their run and head into the finals on the back of another win.

With one eye on the finals, the Panthers have rested Dylan Edwards, Viliame Kikau and Stephen Crichton. Charlie Staines moves to fullback, Tyrone May starts in the centres and Kurt Capewell has been named in the second row.

James Tamou returns for the Panthers at prop and Api Koroisau comes back into the hooker role. That means Moses Leota is on the bench along with Zane Tetevano and Matt Burton, while Mitch Kenny drops to the reserves along with Jack Hetherington

The Panthers team for Saturday is listed below: 

1. Daine Laurie 2. Josh Mansour 3. Tyrone May 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Matt Burton 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Dean Whare 20. Jack Hetherington 21. Billy Burns

Bulldogs vs Panthers Head to Head


The Panthers have four of the last six head to heads, but two of the last three have gone the way of the Bulldogs. Canterbury were 16-8 winners of the only match played between the sides last season.

Bulldogs vs Panthers Odds


The Panthers are $1.19 favourites to continue their winning run. The Bulldogs are $4.80 outsiders and have a 14.5 point start on the line. 

Bulldogs vs Panthers Stats


  • Canterbury Bulldogs have won 1 of their last 8 matches.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost by 14 points or less in 6 of their last 7 defeats.
  • Penrith Panthers have won 4 of the last 6 matches against Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • Penrith Panthers have won their last 14 matches.
  • Penrith Panthers have won by 13+ points in 7 of their last 8 victories.

Bulldogs vs Panthers FAQs

What time is the Bulldogs vs Panthers match?

The Bulldogs vs Panthers match will begin at 3.00pm on Saturday, September 26.

Where is the Bulldogs vs Panthers match played?

The Bulldogs vs Panthers match is played at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

How can I live stream the Bulldogs vs Panthers match?

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Verdict

While the Panthers have been winning games comfortably, the decision to rest a number of players makes the Bulldogs at the line the play. The points total has been set at 45.5, making unders the value given the last 12 heads to heads has failed to break that figure.

Best Bet: Bulldogs +14.5 Handicap Line @-114.94 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Under 45.5 Points Total Points @-109.89 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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