St George Illawarra Dragons v Penrith Panthers
WIN Stadium, 7:35pm.
Dragons $1.16, Panthers $5.25 (Sportingbet)
Dragons: Darius Boyd, Brett Morris, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Jason Nightingale, Jamie Soward, Ben Hornby (c), Dan Hunt, Dean Young, Michael Weyman, Beau Scott, Ben Creagh, Matt Prior. Interchange (from): Jon Green, Nathan Fien, Adam Cuthbertson, Trent Merrin, Mitch Rein
Panthers: Lachlan Coote, David Simmons, Junior Vai Vai, Brad Tighe, Adrian Purtell, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Sam McKendry, Nafe Seluini, Matthew Bell, Nathan Smith, Nigel Plum, Luke Lewis. Interchange: Kevin Kingston, Dayne Weston, Tim Grant, Blake Austin
AMAZINGLY THE DRAGONS CAN STILL FINISH 4TH but they need a few results to go their way including a Sharks defeat of the Wests Tigers.
They take on the Panthers who have only beaten them once at WIN Stadium and more than likely are thinking ahead to mad Monday (No disrespect intended!).
The bookies agree and have posted the Dragons as short priced favourites which also comes from Penrith having lost Petero Civoniceva and Trent Waterhouse to injury.
A win for the Dragons should complete a mini preparation heading into the finals which included a hard fought victory last week against the Warriors, and the week before that a top performance against the Storm despite losing.
The Saints are marching in!
Mike’s Best Bet: None
Starting Bank: $2000, Current Bank $2744.73
(Team lists sourced from nrl.com.au)