By Warren Anscombe @Warren_Anscombe
The foot of the mountains is again the venue for Monday night football, when the Penrith Panthers host the Melbourne Storm.
The Storm have proved to be a bogey team for Penrith since their introduction to the competition, and go into this encounter off an emphatic last start win.
Melbourne have won 5 of the past 6 clashes against the panthers at this venue, as well as 18 of the last 25 meetings overall.
The Panthers were narrowly defeated 18-17 in Melbourne this year, which continued their poor record of just 1 victory against the Storm since 2005 (13 matches).
The majority of these encounters have also been low scoring affairs, with just 2 of the past 9 meetings at all grounds tallying over 36pts.
Despite a recent run of injuries, the Panthers continue to build an impressive home record having won 8 of their 9 clashes this season, as well as 8 of their past 9 home Monday night games.
This promises to be another tough, hard fought clash, however I think the class of Melbourne’s ‘Big 3’ will be just enough to get the visitors over the line.