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Melbourne Storm vs St George Illawarra Dragons Predictions & Tips - Addo-Carr on fire in the NRL

  • Melbourne Storm vs St George Illawarra Dragons predictions for Sunday’s NRL game
  • The Round 10 clash is being played at 7.05am BST at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 6 games
  • Melbourne’s Josh Addo-Carr scored 6 tries in his last game
  • I am backing the Storm to win by 1-12 points and Addo-Carr to score first
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Josh Addo-Carr scored 6 tries in his last game (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 11 May 2021
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Melbourne Storm vs St George Illawarra Dragons Predictions


Melbourne are missing some key players but should still be too good for the Dragons. I am backing the Storm to win by 1-12 points and Josh Addo-Carr to score first after crossing the line for six tries last week.

  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 6 games.
  • Melbourne Storm’s Josh Addo-Carr scored 6 tries in his last game.
  • Melbourne Storm have won 26 of their last 36 games against St George Illawarra Dragons.
  • St George Illawarra Dragons have lost 3 of their last 4 games.

Head to Head


Melbourne Storm have a 26-11 advantage against St George Illawarra Dragons with 1 draw in 38 games.

Melbourne have won six of the last nine encounters.

Melbourne Storm Form


Melbourne started the season by beating South Sydney 26-18. They lost narrowly against Parramatta and Penrith before winning six straight.

The Storm beat Brisbane 40-6, Canterbury 52-18, Sydney Roosters 20-4, New Zealand Warriors 42-20 and Cronulla 40-14.

Craig Bellamy's side crushed South Sydney 50-0 last week. Josh Addo-Carr scored an incredible six tries with the result never in doubt.

Melbourne Storm Injuries & Team News


Cameron Munster (foot), Harry Grant (hamstring) and Brandon Smith (suspension) are all out. 

Ryley Jacks will start at five-eighth and Kenny Bromwich at hooker with Tyson Smoothy on the interchange bench.

Ryan Papenhuyzen (shoulder) has been named in the reserves and could be a late inclusion.

Melbourne Storm Predicted Line Up


1. Nicho Hynes
2. George Jennings
3. Reimis Smith
4. Justin Olam
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Ryley Jacks
7. Jahrome Hughes
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Kenny Bromwich
10. Christian Welch
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Tui Kamikamica
13. Dale Finucane

Interchange

14. Tyson Smoothy
15. Chris Lewis
16. Tom Eisenhuth
17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves 

18. Aaron Pene
19. Ryan Papenhuyzen
20. Trent Loiero
21. Dean Ieremia

St George Illawarra Dragons Form


St George Illawarra started the season with a 32-18 loss against Cronulla before four straight wins.

The Dragons beat North Queensland 25-18, Manly 38-12, Newcastle 22-13 and Parramatta 26-12. That run was followed by three straight defeats.

Anthony Griffin’s side bounced back with a 32-12 win against the Bulldogs last week. They led 28-0 after holding a 6-0 half time lead, Matthew Dufty scoring two tries.

St George Illawarra Dragons Injuries & Team News


Mikaele Ravalawa (suspension) returns on the wing with Mat Feagai (ankle) out. 

Cody Ramsey (ribs) could return on the wing which would see Max Feagai shift to centre and Tyrell Fuimaono into the back row. 

Poasa Faamausili comes onto the interchange bench.

Brayden Wiliame (calf) and Jordan Pereira (suspension) are available next week with Zac Lomax (thumb) expected back in rounds 14-15.

Cameron McInnes (knee) is out for the season after rupturing his ACL. 

St George Illawarra Dragons Line Up


1. Matt Dufty
2. Max Feagai
3. Jack Bird
4. Tyrell Fuimaono
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Corey Norman
7. Ben Hunt
8. Blake Lawrie
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Josh Kerr
12. Tariq Sims
13. Josh McGuire

Interchange

14. Poasa Faamausili
15. Billy Burns
16. Daniel Alvaro
17. Kaide Ellis

Reserves

18. Jackson Ford
19. Junior Amone
20. Cody Ramsey
21. Adam Clune
US

Verdict

Taking St George Illawarra with a 16 point start would have seen the Dragons go 8-1 this season. With Melbourne missing so many key players, they should still win but in a closer margin than the odds suggest.

Best Bets: Dragons +16 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Melbourne Storm 1-12 Winning Margin @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
First Tryscorer Tip: Josh Addo-Carr First Tryscorer @650.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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