NRL Saturday: Wests Tigers v Panthers, predictions & odds, round 8, 2020

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Seventh-placed Wests Tigers host the second-placed Penrith Panthers in the best match on Saturday in the NRL.

The Tigers have flown under the radar a little with four wins and three losses from their seven games but a win here would really thrust them into finals discussions.

It won’t be easy against the in-form Panthers, who are at full strength and have dispatched the Melbourne Storm 21-14 and Souths 20-12 in the their past couple of matches.

Meanwhile, the Tigers thrashed the Cowboys 36-20 and the Bulldogs 34-6 but this looms as a more serious test of their credentials.

In the earlier matches on NRL Super Saturday, the 13th-placed Titans host the 11th-placed Sharks at Cbus Super Stadium from 3pm, and the New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos clash at Central Coast Stadium at 5.30pm.

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Wests Tigers and Penrith met twice in 2019 for a 9-8 win to the Panthers and a 30-4 romp to the Tigers the second time around when the Tigers scored five tries in the opening 20 minutes.

The Panthers’ defence has come a long way since then, but it’s also a reminder of how free-scoring the Tigers can be.

Wests Tigers head into this match with an unchanged side, while the Panthers regain powerful winger John Mansour after a knee injury.

Read on for our best bets and winner prediction for the Wests Tigers v Panthers  clash at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday, July4.

Wests Tigers v Panthers  odds

Kick-off: 7.35pm local time
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Head to head odds: Wests Tigers $2.60, Penrith $1.52
Line betting: Wests Tigers (+4.5 points) $1.90, Penrith (-4.5 points) $1.91
Match total: 36.5 points: over $1.93, under $1.87

Wests Tigers v Panthers  free betting tips

Below our NRL betting expert has highlighted his free tips for the Wests Tigers v Penrith clash.

Wests Tigers +4.5 points/match total over 36.5 points

The option in the doubles markets is paying $3.90 with Unibet and it’s one we are happy to be on. The Tigers get the chance on the big stage in this match on a Saturday night and we expect them to show that they are deserving of a spot in the finals.

David Nofoaluma to score a try

Wests Tigers winger Nofoaluma has been in dazzling form, leading the NRL in tackle busts and he has also scored eight tries already, the equal second-most in the competition behind Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt (9). It will be no surprise to see Nofoaluma crash over and he is at $2.10 to score a try at any time.

Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers  prediction

The Panthers have won five of the past six clashes between these teams but were embarrassed the last time they met. They are a serious football team, but we love the way the Tigers have been playing at times and this should be a highly entertaining contest. They are are very hard to contain, so we can see the Panthers being forced to thrown caution to the wind a little to match that flare. Wests Tigers by six points in an upset. Good punting.

Wests Tigers v Panthers  lowdown

How can I watch the Wests Tigers v Panthers  clash?

Fox League and KAYO will telecast the game, or it can be streamed at

How can I bet on the Wests Tigers v Panthers  clash?

All of the top International betting sites will offer markets on the NRL.

What time does Saturday’s Wests Tigers v Panthers  game start?

The game will kick off at 7.35pm local time.

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