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  • Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels tips for Friday’s NRL game
  • Penrith have lost 2 of their last 3 games
  • Parramatta have won by 26+ points in their last 3 games
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Eels winger Maika Sivo has scored 11 tries in his last 9 games (Getty Images)
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Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels Tips


The Panthers are missing their best player and will play in an empty stadium. The Eels can upset the odds and win in Penrith with Maika Sivo backed in the tryscorer markets.

  • Penrith Panthers have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
  • Parramatta Eels have won by 26+ points in their last 3 games.
  • Parramatta Eels’ Maika Sivo has scored 11 tries in his last 9 games.

Head to Head


Parramatta Eels have a 65-49 advantage against Penrith Panthers with one draw in 115 games. 

Penrith Panthers Form


Penrith won their opening 12 games of the season. They regularly demolished teams including Manly 46-6, Cronulla 48-0, Gold Coast 48-12, South Sydney 56-12 and Canterbury 30-4.

Ivan Cleary’s side were missing most of their top players before and after the first State of Origin game. They suffered a 26-6 defeat against West Tigers and a 19-18 loss against Cronulla.

The Panthers returned home and beat Sydney Roosters 38-12 in their last game. They trailed 12-0 but were dominant after that, completing 80% of their sets and scoring six unanswered tries.

Penrith Panthers Team News


Star half back Nathan Cleary (shoulder) is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks after sustaining an injury during Origin.

Dylan Edwards (foot) is out with Charlie Staines moving to fullback and Brent Naden to start on the wing in his first game this season.

Viliame Kikau (hamstring) has been named in the second-row.

Origin representatives Jarome Luai, Brian To'o, Isaah Yeo, Liam Martin and Kurt Capewell have all been named.

Paul Momirovski (hip) and Robert Jennings (foot) are expected back in round 18.

Penrith Panthers Line Up


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

Parramatta Eels Form


Parramatta are two points off the top of the ladder after winning 12 of their opening 15 games of the season. They lost two straight games in May but bounced back with three straight wins.

Brad Arthur’s side beat Newcastle 40-4, Wests Tigers 40-12 and Canterbury 36-10. 

The Eels were way too good for the Bulldogs with 5-1 line breaks, 27-13 tackle breaks and missing just 13 tackles.

Parramatta Eels Team News


Maika Sivo (suspension) is back on the wing with Sean Russell moving back to the bench.

Junior Paulo is expected to back up from Origin and has been named at prop.

Reed Mahoney (shoulder) is expected back in round 18.

Parramatta Eels Line Up


1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Waqa Blake 5. Haze Dunster 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Joey Lussick 10. Junior Paulo 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Marata Niukore 15. Shaun Lane 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Bryce Cartwright 18. Will Penisini 19. Will Smith 20. Sean Russell 21. Jake Arthur

Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels FAQs

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What time does Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels kick off?

The Round 16 clash is being played at PointsBet Stadium at 7.55pm AEDT on Friday, July 2.

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Verdict

Penrith are missing Nathan Cleary who is arguably the best player in the game. With no fans in their stadium due to another covid lockdown, the value is with Parramatta.

Eels winger Maika Sivo is back in the side and backed after scoring 11 tries in his last nine games.

Best Bets: Parramatta Eels Win Winner @165.00 at Palmerbet - 2 Units
Best Bets: Maika Sivo Anytime Tryscorer @100.00 at Neds - 2 Units
Value Bet: Maika Sivo First Tryscorer @1100.0 at Neds - 1 Unit

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