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Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers Predictions & Tips - Storm to comfortably see off Wests

17 Jun 2021
Freetips staff 17 Jun 2021
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  • Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers predictions for Saturday's NRL Round 15 match
  • The match is being played at Sunshine Coast Stadium (10.35am BST)
  • Melbourne Storm have won all 7 matches played at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 11 matches and another is predicted
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Storm beat the Wests Tigers 50-22 at Sunshine Coast Stadium last year (Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers Predictions


Melbourne Storm are in blistering form and the Wests defence is going to be seriously tested. The Storm are tipped to more than cover the -23.5 line and a 31-40 point victory is predicted.

  • Melbourne Storm have won all 7 matches played at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 11 matches
  • Melbourne Storm have reached at least 40 points in 8 of their last 11 matches
  • Melbourne Storm have won 5 of the last 7 matches against Wests Tigers.
  • Wests Tigers have lost 9 of their last 12 away matches.
  • Wests Tigers have conceded 3rd most points this season.

Head to Head


Melbourne Storm have won five of the last seven matches including a 50-22 win at this stadium last year.

While that was a blowout victory, the previous six were all close affairs and decided by single-figure margins.

Melbourne Storm Form


Melbourne Storm find themselves top of the NRL ladder after recording 11 straight wins since a slow start to the season.

Storm are racking up the points, outscoring the next best attacking side by 54 points. The rank first for points and are the second best defence in the competition.

Craig Bellamy's side have been punishing opponents, just as they did last week with a 40-16 victory over New Zealand Warriors.

Melbourne Storm Team News


Storm welcome back winger George Jennings after he sat out last week's win.

Christian Welch has also been named following a head knock, while Nelson Asofa-Solomona comes into the starting line up.

He replaces Jesse Bromwich, who is sidelined with an elbow injury.

Melbourne Storm Team List


1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Aaron Pene 18. Jordan Grant 19. Cooper Johns 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia

Wests Tigers Form


Wests have turned around a poor run of form to win three of their last five and four of their last seven games.

Michael Maguire's side posted back-to-back wins over St George Illawarra Dragons and the previously unbeaten Penrith Panthers, who were admittedly weakened by Origin call-ups.

But they came back to earth last weekend, losing 40-12 to the Parramatta Eels.

Wests Tigers Team News


Ken Mamalo is thrown straight in for his Wests Tigers debut after the winger joined from New Zealand Warriors this week.

He starts on the wing with James Roberts switching into the centres in place of Adam Doueihi, who is out with a head knock.

Moses Mbye has been named but a late decision will be made as he is struggling with a knee injury.

Wests Tigers Team List


1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. James Roberts 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Moses Mbye 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Alex Twal 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Shawn Blore 16. Tom Amone 17. Alex Seyfarth 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Kelma Tuilagi 20. Fetalaiga Pauga 21. Jake Simpkin

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Verdict

Melbourne Storm are taking no prisoners at the moment and that should continue to be the case. They can make like work of a -23.5 handicap and are value to win by 31-40 points.

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