Raiders vs Storm Round 5 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Raiders vs Storm Tips

Melbourne Storm target their fifth straight win over Canberra Raiders when the two teams square off in NRL Round 5 action on Saturday in Wagga Wagga.

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders Round 5 free NRL picks, betting tips, predictions and preview – the Storm’s last three wins over Raiders have been by 10 points or more…

Raiders vs Storm H2H Prediction


Raiders vs Storm Tips

Best Storm -9.5 line odds $1.62 with bet365

  • Storm have won the last four meetings between the teams
  • Storm have won the last three meetings by 10 points or more
  • Storm are coming off a 44-0 win over Bulldogs
  • Raiders are coming off a 25-6 loss to Manly
  • Three of Storm’s four games this season have seen over 34.5 points

Raiders vs Storm Same Game Multi Tips

  • Ryan Papenhuyzen scored four tries last week
  • Nick Cotric has scored a try in three of his last four games vs Storm

Raiders vs Storm Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 9
Time: 3.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: McDonalds Park


Raiders vs Storm Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 12/8/21: Storm 26-16 Raiders
  • 22/5/21: Raiders 10-34 Storm
  • 16/10/20: Storm 30-10 Raiders
  • 11/7/20: Raiders 14-20 Storm
  • 30/5/20: Storm 6-22 Raiders

Raiders vs Storm Preview & Prediction

The Storm look in ominous form as they prepare for a trip to Wagga Wagga to face the Raiders on Saturday afternoon in Round 5 of the NRL.

It wasn’t the most polished opening three rounds of the season for the Storm, with Craig Bellamy’s side posting unconvincing wins over the Tigers and Rabbitohs before being pipped in golden point by the Eels.

However, they produced an immediate bounce back last week, absolutely thumping the Bulldogs 44-0 at home.

Ryan Papenhuyzen produced a masterclass, scoring four tries in a 28-point haul, which was the second most by any Storm player in history, while Xavier Coates also impressed on the wing, running for 201 metres.

Having found their groove, Melbourne will be keen to continue that momentum against the Raiders – a side they’ve beaten in their last four meetings.

Canberra have been hard to get a read on this season – they started the campaign with a superb win over the Sharks, but then slumped to a poor defeat away to the Cowboys.

Ricky Stuart’s side than produced a miraculous comeback to recover from 22 points down to beat the Titans before offering little in a 25-6 loss to Manly last week.

Inconsistency at its finest and not the level that will trouble the ever-disciplined Storm outfit.

VERDICT:

Melbourne weren’t at their best in their first three games, but their pummelling of the Bulldogs would have restored confidence.

Canberra are a top eight team on their day, but unfortunately for them, it isn’t always their day. Melbourne have won the last three meetings between the teams by 10 points or more, so we’re backing them to cover that line as our best bet for this one (Best Storm -9.5 line odds $1.62 with bet365.)


Raiders vs Storm Teams

Raiders team: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Semi Valemei 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Tom Starling 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Elliott Whitehead 14. Matt Frawley 15. Emre Guler 16. Adam Elliott 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Xavier Savage 19. Ryan Sutton 20. James Schiller 21. Harry Rushton 22. Jarrod Croker 23. Trey Mooney 24. Peter Hola

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Nick Meaney 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. Tyran Wishart 19. Chris Lewis 20. Marion Seve 21. Jayden Nikorima 22. Jordan Grant 23. William Warbrick 24. Sualauvi Faalogo


Raiders vs Storm Stats

  • Storm have won the last four meetings between the teams
  • Storm have won the last three meetings by 10 points or more
  • Storm are coming off a 44-0 win over Bulldogs
  • Raiders are coming off a 25-6 loss to Manly
  • Three of Storm’s four games this season have seen over 34.5 points
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen scored four tries last week
  • Nick Cotric has scored a try in three of his last four games vs Storm

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