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Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Storm to cement top four spot

  • Melbourne Storm face off against Newcastle Jets on Sunday
  • Kick off is scheduled for 7.05am BST
  • Melbourne Storm can jump to the top of the ladder with a win, 
  • Newcastle Jets will struggle to finish inside the top-four if they lose
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Can the Storm push towards top spot on the ladder? (Getty)

Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights go head to head on Sunday in a game that could hold a significant key to the finals picture.

The Storm sit second on the premiership ladder, while the Knights are in seventh. A loss for Newcastle will see them at risk of falling as low as eighth on the ladder. Who will win this battle of the finals contenders?

Melbourne Storm Form & Team News


The Storm juggernaut continued to roll dominating the Broncos in the second-half last week.

After starting slow out of the blocks, Craig Bellamy’s men came home with a wet sail led by the evergreen Cameron Smith and livewire fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Marion Seve replaces Brenko Lee (broken hand), while Jessie Bromwich is a chance of returning from and MCL injury, however, Bellamy will take a cautious approach with his star forward.

The Storm team for Sunday can be found below:

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

Newcastle Knights Form & Team News


The Newcastle Knights suffered a shock loss to the Canterbury Bulldogs at home last week. Even worse news was the loss of Andrew McCullough and Connor Watson for the season.

Chris Randall will start in the hooker position, while Sione Mata’utia is also out with Aidan Guerra starting in the second-row.

Lead by David Klemmer in the front-row, the Knights are without a doubt a top four class team, however, inconsistencies continues to dog their season.

The Newcastle Knights team list for Sunday can be found below:

1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Tautau Moga 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Josh King 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Herman Ese'ese 18. Tex Hoy 19. Jirah Momoisea

Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights Head To Head


The Storm have won 27 of 42 matches against the Knights. The Storm have also won their last six straight games against the Knights going back over four years.

Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights Odds


The Melbourne Storm are the 1.26 favourites heading into Sunday with the Knights the 4.25 outsiders.

Newcastle gets a +10.5 handicap start in the match line betting.

Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights Match Up


The match up of the round comes in the final game of the week. It pits two of the NRL's most electric players Kalyn Ponga and Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Two young guns with the world at their feet, both fullbacks possess an electric turn of foot and the talent to change a game in seconds. Each player will be stalking their forwards behind the ruck for a chance in broken play.

Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights Key Stats


  • The Knights haven’t defeated the Storm in over six games dating back four years
  • The Storm have won seven of their last eight games
  • The Storm have won their last two games by an accumulated 88-14

Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights FAQ

When does the Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights kick off?

The Storm vs Knights match is scheduled to kick off at 7.05am BST live from the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Where is the Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights match being played?

The Storm vs Knights match is being played at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, which is located in Queensland.

Can I watch a live stream of the Storm vs Knights match?

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

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Verdict

The Storm's attack has been on fire lately dominating each week. The game looks destined to have plenty of points scored, with Melbourne scoring the majority.

Best Bet: Melbourne -11.5 Match Line Bet @-109.89 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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