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Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Predictions & Tips - Sharks’ NRL finals hopes hang in the balance

  • Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm predictions for Friday’s NRL game
  • The Round 25 clash is being played at Cbus Super Stadium (9am BST)
  • Melbourne Storm have won 19 of their last 20 games
  • Can the Sharks produce an upset on the Gold Coast?
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Cronulla take on Melbourne Storm on the Gold Coast o Friday (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 02 Sep 2021
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Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Predictions


Cronulla’s season hangs in the balance which should see the Sharks’ defence step up. Melbourne’s team changes means they could lack fluidity in attack. I am backing under 46.5 total points on the Gold Coast.
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Cronulla Sharks Form
  • Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News
  • Cronulla Sharks Team List
  • Melbourne Storm Form
  • Melbourne Storm Injuries & Team News
  • Melbourne Storm Team List
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Live Stream FAQ


  • Cronulla Sharks have won their last 2 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have seen under 40.5 total points in 3 of their last 4 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have seen under 38.5 total points in 11 of their last 13 games against Melbourne Storm.
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 3 games against Cronulla Sharks.
  • Melbourne Storm have won 19 of their last 20 games.

Head to Head


Melbourne have a 26-15 advantage against Cronulla.

The Storm have won the last three encounters including 40-14 in Round 8 this season.

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla have won their last two games. A win against the Storm will guarantee eighth spot and a place in the NRL finals.

The Sharks beat Wests Tigers 50-20 win against despite completing 70% of their sets and missing 39 tackles.

Josh Hannay’s side beat Brisbane 24-16 last week. Sione Katoa, Jesse Ramien, Connor Tracey and Braydon Trindall crossed for tries.

Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News


Matt Moylan and Teig Wilton have both been promoted to the starting side. Luke Metcalf and Siosifa Talakai drop to the bench.

Ronaldo Mulitalo (jaw) remains out with Mawene Hiroti continuing on the wing. 

Cronulla Sharks Team List


1. Will Kennedy
2. Sione Katoa
3. Connor Tracey
4. Jesse Ramien
5. Mawene Hiroti
6. Matt Moylan
7. Braydon Trindall
8. Toby Rudolf
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Aaron Woods
11. Briton Nikora
12. Teig Wilton
13. Jack Williams

Interchange

14. Luke Metcalf
15. Braden Hamlin-Uele
16. Aiden Tolman
17. Siosifa Talakai

Reserves

18. Kai O'Donnell
21. Jonaiah Lualua

Melbourne Storm Form


Melbourne sit top of the NRL ladder after winning 20 of their 23 games this season. 

The Storm won 19 consecutive games before a 22-10 defeat to Parramatta last week. They led 10-6 but failed to score a point in the second half.

Craig Bellamy's side completed just 69% of their sets and missed 34 tackles.

Melbourne Storm Injuries & Team News


Craig Bellamy has rested Cameron Munster, Kenny Bromwich, Felise Kaufusi and Christian Welch. Chris Lewis, Aaron Pene, Jordan Grant and Cooper Johns all come into the side.

Dale Finucane (concussion) and Nelson Asofa-Solomona (hamstring) are back in the side.

Jesse Bromwich (suspension) is out with Tui Kamikamica coming into the starting side.

Josh Addo-Carr (hamstring) is injured which sees Dean Ieremia come onto the wing. 

George Jennings (knee) was a late withdrawal with Isaac Lumelume to start on the wing, while Cooper Johns replaces Ryley Jacks on the bench.

Melbourne Storm Team List


1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
5. Dean Ieremia
3. Marion Seve
4. Justin Olam
21. Isaac Lumelume
6. Nicho Hynes
7. Jahrome Hughes
8. Tui Kamikamica
9. Brandon Smith
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11. Aaron Pene
12. Chris Lewis
13. Dale Finucane

Interchange

14. Harry Grant
15. Tepai Moeroa
16. Jordan Grant
18. Cooper Johns

Reserves 

19. Daniel Atkinson
20. Trent Loiero

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Verdict

Cronulla and Melbourne are expected to produce under 46.5 total points on the Gold Coast.

Best Bet: Under 46.5 Total Points $1.95 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 40.5 Total Points $2.75 at Neds - 1 Unit

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