Melbourne Storm will be aiming for their ninth straight win over the Brisbane Broncos when the two sides square off on Friday night in NRL Round 4 action.
Storm vs Broncos Tips, Preview & Prediction
Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have won six of their last seven meetings with Brisbane by 13+ margins…
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Storm vs Broncos Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 2
⏰ Time: 8.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park
Storm vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)
- 24/7/20: Broncos 8-46 Storm
- 2/8/19: Broncos 4-40 Storm
- 14/3/19: Storm 22-12 Broncos
- 10/6/18: Storm 32-16 Broncos
- 20/4/18: Broncos 20-34 Storm
Storm vs Broncos Preview and Prediction
The first two games of Round 4 are expected to be blow-outs (Sea Eagles vs Panthers & Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs) and another one-sided match could be on the cards when the Storm and Broncos collide on Friday night at AAMI Park.
After suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time since 2018, Melbourne will be delighted to return home to AAMI Park against a team they’ve dominated over the last few years.
The Storm began their premiership defence in superb fashion with a solid win over the Rabbitohs, but their NSW road trip didn’t go to plan, with Craig Bellamy’s side losing a pair of tight matches to the Eels (16-12) and Panthers (12-10).
Regardless, there’s certainly no reason to panic for Melbourne – they could have easily won both of those games, especially last week against Penrith when Justin Olam crossed in the last second but was denied by the video referee.
Meanwhile, the Broncos snapped their 13-match losing streak last week when they defeated the Bulldogs 24-0 – but it wasn’t a polished performance by any means, with many pundits describing it as the worst game they could remember in recent history.
Brisbane should feel confident, but beating the Bulldogs is certainly no reason to celebrate and believe this Broncos side is suddenly ready to turn a corner.
Kevin Walters has a massive job ahead of him for this game – the Broncos have lost their last eight straight to Melbourne and Bellamy will want his side to make a statement here after two straight defeats.
I’m expecting a BIG win for the Storm on Friday night.
Storm vs Broncos Teams
Ryan Papenhuyzen returns for the Storm at fullback, pushing Nicho Hynes back to the reserves.
Brisbane welcome back Payne Haas, Matt Lodge and John Asiata for this clash, with Rhys Kennedy, Thomas Dearden and Ethan Bullenmor all dropping out.
Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Tom Eisenhuth 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Tyson Smoothy 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Darryn Schonig 18. Aaron Pene 19. Nicholas Hynes 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia
Broncos team: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Tesi Niu 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. John Asiata 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Tevita Pangai Junior 17. Ben Te’o 18. Tom Dearden 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Richard Kennar 21. Ethan Bullemor
Storm vs Broncos Stats
- Storm have won the last eight meetings between the teams
- Storm have won six of the last seven encounters by 13+ margins
- Broncos have lost 13 of their last 14 games
- Broncos haven’t defeated a team other than Canterbury since March 20 last season
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