Written by Mr Puntsource
The Parramatta Eels will host the Penrith Panthers in game one, round four National Rugby League Telstra Premiership in 2023; It doesn’t get more competitive in round four as these two fight it out for another two points; the Eels are desperate! Sitting just above the Wests Tigers on the ladder! The Eels have a huge job ahead; both teams are not looking as strong as the previous year, but it’s the Eels who look the worst; it’s a big upset if the Eels can get the job done, which they have done in the past! Will history repeat itself?
-> THE HISTORY
Since 1998, these two have played each other in forty-nine separate outings, and the Panthers don’t mind beating the Eels, winning fifty-three per cent of all clashes against the Eels; the Eels have won the last two out of five at home against the Panthers, “yep 40% good luck Eels”, the last time these two teams played the Panthers were victorious 28-12.
-> CURRENT FORM
In Round three, the Eels lost to the Sea Eagles 34-30, and the Panthers were on a bye.
-> POINT SCORING
The Eels are averaging twenty-three points a match, and the Panthers have averaged fourteen points!
On average, the Eels have been leaking twenty-seven points a match in 2023, while the Panthers, on average, have conceded twelve points a match.