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Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs Predictions & Tips - Dogs to put up a fight against Storm

Last updated: 02 Apr 2022
Gary Emmerson 02 Apr 2022
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  • Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs tips for Sunday's NRL Round 4 match
  • The game is being played at AAMI Park (07:05 BST)
  • Storm have won their last 6 matches against Bulldogs
  • Can the Bulldogs cause an upset in Melbourne?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 6 straight against the Melbourne Storm (Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs Predictions

The Bulldogs should put up a bit more of a fight than their last two defeats to the Storm, but they lack the attacking intent to trouble Melbourne. The Dogs do appeal with a +16.5 handicap having looked solid enough defensively.
  • Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Storm Form
  • Melbourne Storm Team News
  • Melbourne Storm Team List
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Form
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Team News
  • Canterbury Bulldogs Team List
  • Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs FAQs

  • Melbourne Storm have not covered a -16.5 in 9 of their last 10 matches. 
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 6 matches against Canterbury Bulldogs. 
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost their last 2 matches.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have scored 28 points in 3 matches this season.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have conceded 33 points in 3 matches this season.

Head to Head

Storm have won the last six straight games against the Bulldogs. Canterbury won six straight matches themselves prior to that.

The last two seasons have been blowouts with 41-10 and 52-18 victories.

Melbourne Storm Form

The Storm have yet to get going fully this season with the last two matches going into Golden Point.

Having beaten Wests Tigers 26-16 in Round 1, Storm needed extra-time to get the better of South Sydney Rabbitohs 15-14.

Last week, Melbourne were on the wrong end of Golden Point as Parramatta Eels came out on top 28-24 in extra-time. 

Melbourne Storm Team News

Storm welcome back Xavier Coates and Harry Grant with both coming back into the starting line-up.

Brandon Smith drops to the interchange and Nick Meaney and Chris Lewis are among the reserves.

Melbourne Storm Team List

1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Alec MacDonald 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Chris Lewis 19. Nick Meaney 20. Jayden Nikorima 21. William Warbrick 22. Marion Seve 23. Tyran Wishart 24. Sualauvi Faalogo

Canterbury Bulldogs Form

The Bulldogs are 1-2 for the season after an agonising 13-12 defeat to Manly Sea Eagles last weekend.

They had started the campaign with a dour 6-4 victory over North Queensland Cowboys before losing 16-10 to Brisbane Broncos in another low scoring affair.

Canterbury Bulldogs Team News

Jack Hetherington is out with a shoulder injury, but Max King has been passed fit. 

Corey Waddell comes into the back row and Luke Thompson starts at prop. Ava Seumanufagai is recalled to the interchange.

Canterbury Bulldogs Team List

1. Matt Dufty 2. Braidon Burns 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Brent Naden 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Corey Waddell 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Chris Patolo 16. Max King 17. Ava Seumanufagai 19. Reece Hoffman 20. Jake Averillo 21. Joe Stimson 22. Kyle Flanagan 23. Jayden Okunbor 24. Josh Cook 25. Jackson Topine

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs FAQs

Where can I watch the Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs live stream.

What time does Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs start?

The game starts at 07:05 BST on Sunday, April 3.


The Bulldogs have scored fewest points but have the second best defence in the opening weeks of the season. Against a Storm side yet to click, the Dogs are value to keep this tight.

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