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  • Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers expert predictions for Sunday’s Round 15 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 4:05 PM at McDonald Jones Stadium
  • Penrith Panthers expected to maintain their unbeaten streak against Newcastle Knights.
  • Game predicted to be low-scoring due to strong defenses.
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Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers, Round 15 2024 - Expert Prediction


The Penrith Panthers will add to their 8 game unbeaten streak against the Knights with a victory at home in the last game of round 15.
  • Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers, Round 15 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • Newcastle Knights Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Newcastle Knights Team News
  • Newcastle Knights Team List
  • Penrith Panthers Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Penrith Panthers Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
  • Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 15 FAQ’s

This game is predicted to be low scoring. The Knights have the 2nd lowest Combined Points total this season whilst Penrith have the 3rd lowest. Both teams in recent weeks have had some unusual scores on both ends but the biggest factor I believe will be defence. 

Both teams will get their opportunities to score but they will be few and far between with a lot of time being spent on working it out from their own end and through the middle of the park. 

  • Newcastle’s Combined Points total in 2024 is 507 points (39 per game) 2nd fewest in the NRL
  • Penrith’s Combined Points total in 2024 is 510 points (39.23 per game) 3rd fewest in the NRL
  • 5 of the last 8 games between these teams have gone Under the posted Total for this weekend.
  • Sunia Turuva currently shares the title for leading tryscorer in the league with 11. The Knights have allowed the majority of opposition tries down their left edge opposite Turuva. 

Head to Head 


These two teams have met 8 times since the beginning of the 2019 season with Penrith winning 7. There have been two Golden Point games with one ending in a draw and the other falling the Panthers way.

Despite not winning a game the Knights have managed to cover the line as Underdogs on three occasions but Penrith have the better ATS record at 5-3.

The Game Total has gone Under in 5 of the last 8 games including both match-ups last season. 

The Winning Margin in both games last year was 1-12 with the 3 previous games all going 13+.

Newcastle Knights Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
3-23-22-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-$13.25-85-41-3

The Knights were upended by the Storm last weekend and have now lost two in a row seeing them fall out of the top 8. 

Newcastle led the game for the majority of the first half but were ambushed with two opposition tries within 90 seconds of the half time break. The Knights have been a tough defensive outfit this season and are ranked 9th in the League for opposition points but allowed the Storm to crash over from close to the line on multiple occasions.

Newcastle Knights Team News


David Armstrong has been in the headlines this week with contract issues and has been named in the reserves as he continues to recover from injury.

Bradman Best returns to the starting team pushing Dylan Lucas back to the interchange joining Daniel Saifiti who makes his return.

Newcastle Knights Team List


1. Fletcher Sharpe
2. Enari Tuala
3. Dane Gagai
4. Bradman Best
5. Greg Marzhew
6. Jack Cogger
7. Jackson Hastings
8. Jacob Saifiti
9. Jayden Brailey
10. Leo Thompson
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Kai Pearce-Paul
13. Adam Elliott

Interchange
14. Phoenix Crossland
15. Daniel Saifiti
16. Dylan Lucas
17. Brodie Jones

Reserves
18. Jack Hetherington
19. Mat Croker
20. Will Pryce
21. Krystian Mapapalangi
​​​​​​​22. David Armstrong


Penrith Panthers Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
3-22-32-3

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
$8.037-65-34-1

The Panthers bounced back from their uncharacteristic loss to the Dragons in Round 13 with a solid 32-22 win over the Sea Eagles last weekend. 

Penrith are one of the better defensive teams in the league and have allowed their opposition to score over 22 points only once so far this season. The Panthers are also a dominant team across the park with a 79% share of Territory against the Sea Eagles strangling their opportunities to score points. 

Penrith Panthers Team News


Star fullback Dylan Edwards missed State of Origin aswell as the win against Manly last week with a quad injury but is set to return in this one. Daine Laurie moves back to the bench utility role. 

Liam Martin is still trying to overcome an injury sustained in Origin Game 1 and has been named in the reserves. 

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards
2. Sunia Turuva
3. Izack Tago
4. Paul Alamoti
5. Brian To'o 
6. Jack Cole
7. Jarome Luai
8. Moses Leota
9. Mitch Kenny
10. James Fisher-Harris
11. Scott Sorensen
12. Luke Garner
13. Isaah Yeo

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

Reserves
18. Luke Sommerton
19. Mavrik Geyer
20. Liam Martin
21. Brad Schneider
​​​​​​​22. Jesse McLean

Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 15 FAQ’s

How to watch Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 15?

You can watch the Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 15 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchNRL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 15?

To buy tickets to the Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 15 game check the NRL website or the official Newcastle Knights site.

Verdict

Both of these teams have had an overwhelming majority of low scoring games. The Panthers attack is still missing that final finish without Nathan Cleary whilst the Knights are inconsistent in their execution especially close to the line. Low total which also increases the chance for a short margin. 
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