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Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles Predictions & Tips - Manly to cover handicap

  • Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles predictions for Saturday’s NRL game
  • Manly have won 36-0 and 40-6 in their last 2 games
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Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles Tips

Penrith are huge favourites once again but Manly are coming off two big wins. The Panthers have no home advantage in Bathurst and the Sea Eagles are backed with the +14 handicap.

  • Penrith Panthers have won 24 of their last 25 games.
  • Penrith Panthers have won 10 of their last 12 games against Manly Sea Eagles.
  • Manly Sea Eagles have won their last 3 games.
  • Manly Sea Eagles have conceded 6 points in their last 2 games.

Head to Head

Manly Sea Eagles have a 57-39 advantage against Penrith Panthers with 1 draw in 97 games.

Penrith Panthers Form

Penrith sit top of the NRL ladder after winning their opening seven games in 2021. The Panthers have now won 24 of their last 25 games stretching back to last season.

Ivan Cleary’s side smashed North Queensland 24-0 and Canterbury 28-0 before a tough 12-10 win against Melbourne.

Penrith got back to crushing teams with a 46-6 win against Manly, 30-10 win against Canberra and 20-12 win against Brisbane.

The Panthers beat Newcastle 24-6 last week. Stephen Crichton, Matt Burton, Dylan Edwards and Brian To'o all crossed for tries.

Penrith Panthers Team News

Api Koroisau (wrist) returns at hooker pushing Mitch Kenny out of the side.

Dylan Edwards will line up at fullback with Stephen Crichton returning to the centres.

Eddie Blacker (hamstring) is out for 1-2 more weeks with Paul Momirovski (suspension) back in round 10.

Penrith Panthers Line Up

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Api Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Matt Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Mitch Kenny 20. Robert Jennings 21. Brent Naden

Manly Sea Eagles Form

Manly lost their first four matches in 2021 and it wasn’t close in any of them. The Sea Eagles were hammered by the Roosters (46-4), Rabbitohs (26-12), Dragons (38-12) and the Panthers (46-6).

Des Haslers’s side bounced back with three straight wins, starting with a 13-2 win against the Warriors. Manly then crushed Gold Coast Titans 36-0 in Mudgee in Tom Trbojevic’s first game of the season.

The Sea Eagles kept the run going with a huge 40-6 win against Wests Tigers last week. They had 8-1 line breaks, 36-16 tackle breaks and missed just 16 tackles.

Manly Sea Eagles Team News

There are no changes to the Manly side that beat the Tigers.

Curtis Sironen (knee) and Moses Suli (back) are due back in rounds 9-10.

Dylan Walker (hamstring) and Karl Lawton (achilles) are a few weeks away with Jack Gosiewski (foot) expected back in round 17.

Andrew Davey (knee) and Morgan Boyle (shoulder) are out for the season.

Manly Sea Eagles Line Up

1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Cade Cust 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley 18. Zac Saddler 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipolotu 21. Ben Trbojevic

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When does Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles take place?

The Round 8 clash is being played at Carrington Park in Bathurst on Saturday, May 1.



Penrith are the best team in the NRL but Manly should be respected after two big wins. I am backing the Sea Eagles with the 14 point start.

Best Bet: Manly +14 Handicap @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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