By Warren Anscombe
After a nightmare last round for punters and tipsters alike, the Bulldogs kick off Round 21 when they host the Penrith Panthers.
Both sides have faltered in recent weeks, however the Dogs will be buoyed by the return of State of Origin five eighth Josh Reynolds for this vital clash.
Penrith were victorious 18-16 when these sides met earlier in the season, and having won 7 of the past 13 clashes here they will certainly feel capable of a repeat performance.
Only 1 of the past 4 clashes between these two at all venues has managed to surpass 36pts, so with plenty at stake expect this to be another dour encounter.
Penrith have suffered a spate of injuries to their halves in recent weeks, and with that in mind I favour the Dogs to come away with the points here in a close encounter.