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Last updated: 05 Apr 2024
Jeremy Darke 05 Apr 2024
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  • Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers expert predictions for Saturday’s Round 5 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 5:30 PM at 4 Pines Park
  • Even without star halfback Nathan Cleary, Panthers remain a strong contender.
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Penrith Panthers, Manly Sea Eagles
Penrith's leaders standing up without Cleary in the lineup. (Getty Images)

Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers Tips

The Penrith Panthers will continue to look impressive without their star halfback Nathan Cleary by handing the Manly Sea Eagles their third consecutive loss of the season and their first at Brookvale in 2024. 
  • Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Manly Sea Eagles Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Manly Sea Eagles Team News
  • Manly Sea Eagles Team List
  • Penrith Panthers Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Penrith Panthers Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
  • Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 5 FAQ’s

Penrith have dominated Manly in the past, like they have with most teams to be fair, however the Sea Eagles have never had a look in really. Manly are coming off two poor performances, especially in their most recent loss to the Dragons where they looked flat in attack with no creativity behind their structure.

Penrith on the the flip side, looked almost just as potent without Cleary in their win against the Roosters and with their defence holding strong and the right side of their attack looking simply unstoppable as Dylan Edwards became the orchestrator often lifting in his halfback’s absence.

The line is at just 2.5 in the Panthers favour which is just ridiculous against our models which are predicting an 8-point win to the Panthers even with the adjustment of Cleary missing. 

The lack of attack in the Manly side going up against Penrith who average just 13 points against per game is when the difference will be. Blend that with Manly’s defence not looking all that good and I don’t like the chances of them stopping Izack Tago and Sunia Turuva either. 

I have Penrith winning this one comfortably from the start getting the halftime-fulltime double and you can just take your pick who scores on the right for the Panthers, but it looks to be Izack Tago turn this week.

  • Penrith have not lost to Manly in 8 matches.
  • Penrith have beaten Manly by 4 points or more in 7 of their past 8 wins.
  • Penrith took the HT/FT double in 62.5% of their matches in 2023.
  • The right-hand side of the Penrith attack has scored 73% of their tries.

Head to Head 

Penrith won both matches against Manly last season, the first a 44-12 victory in round 6, followed by a 24-12 win in round 24.

Penrith have beaten Manly in their last 8 matches, including their past 4 games at Brookie.

Manly Sea Eagles Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+

Manly started the season with high hopes, giving their fans something to dream about, but two quick-fire losses to Parramatta 28-24 and St George 20-12 put those dreams back on the shelf for a little while.

I was the Luke Brooks train as much as any, but the fact of the matter is that a similar stat is coming up again in relation to the halfback and to be fair also Manly. 

The Sea Eagles had 39 tackles inside the Dragons redzone last game and they failed to convert more than twice, which was a similar story for Manly and also Brooks’ Tigers last season.

Manly Sea Eagles Team News

Anthony Seibold has stuck with the same 17 that lost to the Dragons last week.

Manly Sea Eagles Team List

1. Tom Trbojevic
2. Tommy Talau
3. Tolu Koula
4. Reuben Garrick
5. Jaxson Paulo
6. Luke Brooks
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Taniela Paseka
9. Lachlan Croker
10. Josh Aloiai
11. Haumole Olakau’atu
12. Ben Trbojevic
13. Jake Trbojevic

14. Karl Lawton
15. Corey Waddell
16. Toafofoa Sipley
17. Nathan Brown

18. Ethan Bullemor
19. Jake Arthurs
20. Aaron Woods
21. Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega
22. Gordon Chan Kum Tong

Penrith Panthers Form Analysis & Betting Trends

Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+

No Cleary, No Worries is the motto going around at Penrith right now after their strong performance against the Roosters 22-16. 

The score did not reflect the game with Penrith proving their superior dominance with a 22-6 lead until the final 6 minutes of the game when they let in a couple of consolation tries. 

The right-side attack for Penrith continues to be unstoppable for their opposition with 11 of the 15 tries the Panthers have scored coming from the right edge.

Penrith Panthers Team News

Mavrick Geyer drops out of the 17 despite a successful debut as Lindsay Smith returns to the bench due to the return of James Fisher-Harris to the front row.

Penrith Panthers Team List

1. Dylan Edwards
2. Sunia Turuva
3. Izack Tago
4. Taylan May
5. Brian To'o
6. Jarome Luai
7. Brad Schneider
8. Moses Leota
9. Mitch Kenny
10. James Fisher-Harris
11. Luke Garner
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

14. Daine Laurie
15. Lindsay Smith
16. Liam Henry
17. Matt Eisenhuth

18. Soni Luke
19. Paul Alamoti
20. Mavrik Geyer
21. Jack Cole
​​​​​​​22. Tyrone Peachey

Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 5 FAQs

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You can watch the Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 5 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchNRL app is the perfect solution.

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The right-side attack of the Panthers will torment the Sea Eagles which will see the Panthers lead at both halftime and fulltime while covering the 2.5-point line as favourites.

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