Penrith Panthers Vs Melbourne Storm NRL Round 1 Tips & Predictions

Penrith Panthers take on the Melbourne Storm in round 1 of the NRL competition. This is our match of the week with the two biggest names in the national rugby league.

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NRL line up

Kick-off is at 8.05 pm. 

Panthers To Win!

8th of March, at AAMI Park Melbourne.

Betting tips – Panthers to win in a close match.

Who To Place Your Bet With?

Betting on this week’s round 1 NRL competition? Need tips? Read below!

Picklebet is offering high odds as always, Panthers at $1.70 and the Storm at $2.12.

PlayUp also has some exciting odds, Broncos at $1.69 with the Roosters at $2.14.

Penrith Panthers Tips & Prediction

With salary cap restrictions, the Panthers from recruiting fresh meat. All eyes are on round 1 to see if the team has what it takes to win four straight premierships.

The Panthers have been hit with players departing. Jaeman Salmon, Zac Hosking, Spencer Leniu, Stephen Crichton, and Tom Jenkins won’t be playing for Penrith in 2024.

With that kind of mass exodus, experts and tipsters are unclear when predicting what the 2024 season might look like for the team.

I predict the Penrith Panthers will come out swinging. With plenty of players having their first opportunity in four years to play regular first grade. The team is set to play high-intensity rugby league.

I predict there will be a lot of movement in attack. The halves have low error rates, so the movement will more than likely last the entire NRL match.

If the Penrith Panthers defense can hold, we are predicting some exciting footy.

If the Penrith Panthers defense starts to fail we predict fans will be in for a slow grind and some rough and tough error-free footy.

Betting Tips Prediction – Panthers to win!

Melbourne Storm Tips & Prediction

NRL fans it’s time to see if coach Craig Bellamy can rally and muster up one last title for the Melbourne Storm before retiring. Predicting a grand final win from round 1 is a tough task!

This is going to be a close match, the Melbourne Storm desperately needs Ryan Papenhuyzen back on the field to win this NRL match against the Panthers!

Last season the Storm was lacking in spark around the centres and halves. With only one new import and Papenhuyzen returning from injury. Does this Melbourne Storm team have what it needs to win round 1?

This is what Ryan Papenhuyzen had to say:

“Even though my ankle is feeling good I just wanted that reassurance i just want that clarity to know i can move the same way”

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It’s hard to bet against any Melbourne Storm team. They are always fit, playing good defense and fielding a low error count.

Regardless this is going to be a smashing match of Rugby League!

Betting tip & prediction – Storm will lose this match.

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Betting Tips

Panthers – for the win $1.70

Storm – First try scorer Ryan Papenhuyzen $11.50

Panthers – Under 18 points paying $4.80

The Panthers are hard to bet against. The team is simply a cut above the rest, armed with a winning mentality, despite losing players they still field an impressive squad.

The first try scorer is always a punt, Ryan Papenhuyzen is a try-scoring demon and could be worth a small bet. 

Panthers under 18 points at $4.10 is a great deal!

Panthers Predicted Starting Lineup

1 Dylan Edwards

2 Sunia Turuva

3 Izack Tago

4 Paul Alamoti

5 Brian To’o

6 Jarome Luai

7 Nathan Cleary

8 James Fisher-Harris

9 Mitch Kenny

10 Moses Leota

11 Scott Sorensen

12 Liam Martin

13 Isaah Yeo


14 Soni Luke

15 Lindsay Smith

16 Matt Eisenhuth

17 Luke Garner

Storm Predicted Starting Lineup

1 Ryan Papenhuyzen

2 Xavier Coates

3 Reimis Smith

4 Nick Meaney

5 Will Warbrick

6 Cameron Munster

7 Jahrome Hughes

8 Tui Kamikamica

9 Harry Grant

10 Christian Welch

11 Trent Loiero

12 Eliesa Katoa

13 Josh King


14 Tyran Wishart

15 Nelson Asofa-Solomona

16 Tepai Moeroa

17 Aaron Pene

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