2019 NRL – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers taking place? Saturday 3rd August, 08:30

Where is Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers taking place? Bankwest Stadium

What channel is Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers on?
UK – This match will not be televised live in the UK
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers?
UK – N/A
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Penrith Panthers?
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500010

Penrith Panthers – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500014

THE TEAM NEWS

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Dean Pay

Starting 13: Watene-Zelezniak, Meaney, Holland, Hopoate, R. Smith, Cogger, Lewis, Tolman, Lichaa, Napa, Jackson, Harawira-Naera, Elliott – Interchanges: Marshall-King, Toomaga, Fualalo, C. Smith – Reserves: Faitala-Mariner, Wakeham, Okunbor, Ogden

Unavailable: Kieran Foran, Sauaso Sue, Marcelo Montoya

  • Canterbury put in a decent display as they pushed Sydney Roosters all the way in their contest last week but ultimately fell short but if they can replicate that level of performance, they should pick up some wins soon.

  • Kieran Foran was expected to be back for the Bulldogs after failing to prove his fitness ahead of last week's game with the Roosters but he is nowhere to be seen in the squad this week and looks set to miss out again.

  • Head coach Dean Pay has named the same 17 that took to the field last week and following their solid display against the reigning premiers, it would be a surprise if any late changes were made to the side other than if it was fitness-related.

PENRITH PANTHERS

Head Coach: Ivan Cleary

Starting 13: Edwards, Mansour, Whare, Naden, To’o, Maloney, Cleary, Tamou, Kenny, Fisher-Harris, Martin, Winterstein, Yeo – Interchanges: Egan, Luai, Leota, Campbell-Gillard – Reserves: Leniu, Cartwright, Crichton, Sele

Unavailable: Tyrone May, Viliame Kikau

  • Penrith's brilliant winning run of seven matches was brought to an end as they came up against a superb Canberra side last week with the Panthers looking to get back on track immediately as they head to Canterbury.

  • The Panthers suffered no injuries or disciplinary issues last week and have named an unchanged 17 here despite their defeat to the Raiders but head coach Ivan Cleary has made one slight change.

  • Liam Martin played at lock last week but he will swap positions with Isaah Yeo in the back row although that could alter again before kick-off or in fact during the contest with the Bulldogs.

THE PREDICTION

Penrith will need to dust themselves down and attempt to get back to winning ways after their seven-game winning streak was ended last week. They head to the Bankwest Stadium to face Canterbury and although the Bulldogs are not fancied to claim the win, they could claim a shock result. The return of Lachlan Lewis boosted Canterbury last week and with another week under his belt alongside Jack Cogger, the Bulldogs could do enough to earn the win.

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