The expert tipsters at NRL.com are of the view the battle for the last spot in the finals will not be settled until the final two weeks of the season.
A slight majority of the panel are backing the Warriors to beat Cronulla on Sunday night and pull to within a game of the eighth-placed Sharks.
In other matches of note this weekend, the third-placed Eels are rated little chance of beating the high-flying Panthers and the Knights are friendless heading into Saturday night's meeting with the Roosters at the SCG.
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Wingers that start well, end well
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Here are the NRL.com expert panel's predictions for this round.
On the NRL.com tipping leaderboard, NRL Teams host and NRL.com reporter Zac Bailey and Game Plan expert and ABC Radio commentator Matt Elliott remain in a share of top spot, one point ahead of Fantasy NRL Mystery Man Lone Scout.
Fox League presenter and reporter Hannah Hollis was the star of Round 17, tipping seven of eight.