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Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Storm to strike in Canberra

  • Ten of the last 11 matches between Canberra and Melbourne have gone under the total match points line
  • Melbourne has covered the line in 12 of its last 16 interstate matches
  • The Storm have won five of the last eight matches against the Raiders
  • Melbourne welcome back Cam Munster after injury
Cameron Munster
Cameron Munster has been named to play for the Storm (Getty)
 

The NRL match of the round takes place on Saturday as the Canberra Raiders host the Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium.

Both teams are fresh off quality wins and will be full of confidence going into what should be one of the games of the season in the nation's capital.

Raiders Form & Team News


The Raiders were at their professional best last week, and despite the single figure final margin against the Dragons, the Green Machine were never in danger of giving up the points. The win kept Canberra in touch with the top-four as the season begins to intensify.

Sia Soliola and Emre Guler are out through injury, with Dunamis Lui back at starting prop alongside Josh Papalii and Kai O'Donnell to debut off the bench. Joe Tapine starts at lock with Ryan Sutton reverting to the pine.

Jordan Rapana has recovered from a calf strain and has taken Curtis Scott's place on the interchange

The Canberra Raiders team for Saturday night can be found below:

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Michael Oldfield 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Siliva Havili 15. Kai O'Donnell 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Jordan Rapana 18. Tom Starling 19. Matt Frawley 20. Darby Medlyn 21. Curtis Scott

Storm Form & Team News

 
The Storm recorded one of their finest wins of 2020 with a golden point victory over the Sydney Roosters last Friday. The Storm came back from seemingly insurmountable positions to overcome the premiership favourites in an instant classic.

In a massive boost for the Storm Cam Munster has returned to the line-up could be fit to return weeks earlier than expected after overcoming a knee injury.

The Melbourne Storm team for Saturday night can be found below:

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Marion Seve 3. Justin Olam 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Darryn Schonig 19. Cameron Munster 20. Brenko Lee 21. Nicholas Hynes

Raiders vs Storm Head to Head


The Raiders have dominated the Storm recently, with that ledger reversed the further you go back. 

A win on Saturday would be Canberra's fourth-straight win over Melbourne, but before that the Storm had recorded five-straight wins over the Green Machine.

Raiders vs Storm Betting Odds


This is one of the hardest match ups of the week to predict and the bookies are having a hard time splitting the teams.

The Raiders are the narrow 2.10 outsiders with the Storm the 1.74 favourites. The line is set at +1.5 in favour of the home side.

Raiders vs Storm Match Up


Cam Munster will be looking to make a big impact after being shut down against the Raiders the last time they played.

Cam Munster is a State of Origin representative and one of the stars of the competition, so when he gets his chance off the bench the Raiders will need to be wary of what the superstar can produce.

Raiders vs Storm Key Stats


  • Five of Canberra's last six matches at GIO Stadium Canberra have been decided by a margin of 1 to 6 points
  • Ten of the last 11 matches between Canberra and Melbourne have gone under the total match points line
  • The away team has won each of the last four matches between Canberra and Melbourne

Raiders vs Storm FAQ

When does the Raiders vs Storm match kick off?

The Raiders vs Storm match is scheduled to kick off at 10.35am BST on Saturday, July 11.

Where is the Raiders vs Storm match being played?

The Raiders vs Storm match is scheduled to be played at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

How can I live stream the Raiders vs Storm match?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Raiders vs Storm live stream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Verdict

The Storm proved they can match it with the absolute best last week and we think they will take another big scalp on Saturday.

We're also backing the speedster Josh Addo-Carr to cross the chalk first.

Best Bet: Melbourne Storm To Win @1.74 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Josh Addo-Carr First Try Scorer @8.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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