The Raiders will need to snap the best run of form ever seen in the NRL era to secure two points against the Panthers on Friday night. Penrith has lost just twice in the past 18 months, one of which happened to be in last year's grand final against the Melbourne Storm. Otherwise they've been almost perfect since missing out on the finals in 2019 during Ivan Cleary's second stint as coach. They lost just once en route to last year's decider, only to stumble at the final hurdle. And they've started season 2021 in scintillating form scoring four wins from four, and conceding just three tries.