NRL Betting: Dragons easy winners
Penrith has had a horrible recent run at Centrebet Stadium and is staring down the barrel at nine consecutive losses at home
Even though their record on the road isn't great, David Murdoch still can't go past the Dragons as giving the Panthers a walloping in their Monday night NRL match-up.
If you're a die-hard Panthers fan eager to back your team against the Dragons, the only evidence I could find against your complete insanity is the Dragons recent record on the road.
They have won just two of their past 13 away from Kogarah and Wollongong in recent times. But before you get excited, Penrith has not beaten St George Illawarra at Centrebet Stadium since 2005.
Penrith has had a horrible recent run at Centrebet Stadium and is staring down the barrel at nine consecutive losses at home. That will be a record, not just for the Panthers, but for any team can you believe it? Penrith has not won at home since round 19 last year.
The Panthers home record is atrocious, but whether at home or away, they've lost their last five.
Historically the Panthers have always struggled against the Dragons, having won just 16 of 54 matches against St George before the joint venture was formed in 1999, and it hasn't been much better since, winning just 7 of its 23 matches against them (30.4%).
Luke Lewis will try hard as always in what will be his 205th game for the Panthers, moving him one game ahead of Ryan Girdler into seventh on the Club's all-time list.
Imagine what they must think of Michael Jennings. The bloke most likely to cause damage when he touches the Steeden has been dumped to reserve grade, partly for disciplinary reasons and partly for poor form.
Maybe, just maybe, this sort of drastic move from Ivan Cleary will spark the rest of his charges.