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Bulldogs vs Panthers NRL Round 2 betting tips – 20/3/2021

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers NRL Betting Odds and Game Info
NRL betting odds Bulldogs $6.50 at Sportsbet | Panthers $1.15 at BetOnline
When Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 3pm AEDT
Where Bankwest Stadium – Parramatta, NSW
Last time they met Bulldogs 0-42 Panthers (R20, 2020)
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Bulldogs vs Panthers betting preview

It is almost unbelievable that by round two a team is paying $6.50 in the head-to-head market, but that’s the situation the Canterbury Bulldogs find themselves in for their NRL clash with the Panthers this Saturday afternoon. While underdogs have found ways to win in early season games in the past, it has proven to be far more difficult since the rules changed midway through 2020.

There isn’t much of a case that can be mounted for the Bulldogs to get the win. If the Penrith Panthers turn up remotely serious, they will do this in a canter on the back of their elite defence and strike on the edges.

Canterbury Bulldogs betting info

There is zero you can do to convince non-Bulldog fans that this team can win or even make it a close game, so to make it fun there might be some value in finding a player to put in a same-game multi as an anytime tryscorer. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak started the season off in terrific touch with a double in round one, but it might be best to wait another week to see if he can put together some consistent form after a miserable 2020. Nick Cotric at $3 with up against Paul Momirovski is the only chink we can see in Penrith’s armour.

Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs

  1. Corey Allen
  2. Nick Meaney
  3. Will Hopoate
  4. Nick Cotric
  5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  6. Jake Averillo
  7. Kyle Flanagan
  8. Ofahiki Ogden
  9. Sione Katoa
  10. Jack Hetherington
  11. Adam Elliott
  12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  13. Josh Jackson
  14. Jeremy Marshall-King
  15. Renouf Atoni
  16. Corey Waddell
  17. Dylan Napa

Penrith Panthers betting info

The 13-plus margin in round one was too easy, but it doesn’t hold too much appeal this week at $1.53 with NRL bookmakers. The -16.5 line at $1.90 feels very attainable, as many would be stunned if there isn’t a three-try margin in the game. The edges is where you will have joy looking for some tryscorers; the Bulldogs struggled with their new defensive combinations against Newcastle, resulting in some easy tries. Viliame Kikau at $14 for first tryscorer is always a favourite among the Panthers fans to back first, but he is a huge chance this week.

Penrith Panthers

Penrith Panthers

  1. Dylan Edwards
  2. Charlie Staines
  3. Paul Momirovski
  4. Stephen Crichton
  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. Spender Leniu
  16. Matt Eisenhuth
  17. Liam Martin

Bulldogs vs Panthers betting predictions

This will be one of the tougher days Canterbury fans have to endure in 2021. But as long as they are competitive for long periods of the game and don’t let the score get embarrassing, their fans can take some positives out of it. We think it will be Penrith winning by more than 18 points, as they have far too much class across the park and the strike power on the edges is going to cause Kyle Flanagan and Jake Averillo huge headaches.

Penrith Panthers -18.5


Bulldogs vs Panthers same game multi

Get on Panthers -18.5 into anytime tries from Viliame Kikau, Charlie Staines and Brian To’o at $9.75. It’s short, but we feel it’s a fun way to start Super Saturday.

Panthers -18.5 / Kikau anytime / Staines anytime / To’o anytime

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