Storm vs Raiders Round 22 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Storm vs Raiders Tips

Melbourne Storm target their 18th consecutive win when they take on Canberra Raiders to launch NRL Round 22 action on Thursday night.

Storm vs Raiders Tips, Preview & Predictions

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders free NRL Round 22 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have won their last 28 matches in Queensland…

Storm vs Raiders Tips

Best Storm 13+ & Under 55.5 points odds with Sportsbet

  • Storm have won the last three meetings between the teams
  • Storm are on a 17-match winning streak
  • Storm have won 14 of those by 13+ margins
  • Storm are 8-0 at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • Storm are on a 28-match winning streak in Queensland
  • Storm have won their last two games vs Raiders by 20+ points
  • The last seven meetings between the teams have seen 44 points or less

Storm vs Raiders Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Sportsbet

  • Reimis Smith has scored a try in three of his last four games and crossed earlier this season vs Raiders
  • Justin Olam has scored five tries in his last four games

Storm vs Raiders Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday August 12
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Sunshine Coast Stadium


Storm vs Raiders Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 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
  • 14/9/19: Storm 10-12 Raiders

Storm vs Raiders Preview and Prediction

Reigning premiers Melbourne will be looking to continue their incredible run of form when they come up against Canberra to open NRL Round 22 action on the Sunshine Coast on Thursday night.

The Storm are absolutely flying at the top of the ladder on the back of 17 consecutive wins and are deservedly favourites to make it back-to-back premierships.

Craig Bellamy’s side have won 14 of those games by 13+ margins and were able to handle their biggest challenge of their current streak strongly last week, accounting 28-18 for an in-form Manly side.

Melbourne now return to their home away from home on the Sunshine Coast, where they have a perfect 8-0 record at the venue. Additionally, the Storm are on a 28-match winning streak in Queensland and they will be confident of extending that record here.

Canberra have won four of their last five matches to all of a sudden surge into the top eight, but it must be said, the calibre of opposition hasn’t been too flash.

Manly were missing Tom Trbojevic and their Origin stars, the Sharks and Eels have been in free-fall, while the Dragons are a basket case at the moment.

The Raiders will get a true test of where they stand against a Melbourne side who will be keen not to lose any of their momentum before the finals.

VERDICT:

The Storm have won the last three meetings between the teams, with the last two coming by 13+ margins.

Melbourne were able to restrict a Manly side who have been scoring 50+ consistently to just 18 points last week, so if they reproduce that effort, we can’t see Canberra troubling them.

The Storm should be in for another comfortable win and we don’t think the Raiders will be contributing too much to the scoreboard (Best Storm 13+ & Under 55.5 points odds $2.15 with Sportsbet).


Storm vs Raiders Teams

Felice Kaufusi and Nelson Asofa-Solomona both return from suspension and injury in another big boost for Melbourne, while Ryan Papenhuyzen is expected to play despite a knee issue.

Bailey Simonsson is back from a five-week absence on the wing for Canberra, pushing Semi Valemei out of the side, while Iosia Soliola replaces Elijah Anderson on the bench.

Storm team: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Dean Ieremia 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. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Chris Lewis 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Tom Eisenhuth 19. Tepai Moeroa 20. Jordan Grant 21. Isaac Lumelume

Raiders team: 1. Jordan Rapana 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Matthew Timoko 5. Harley Smith-Shields 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Tom Starling 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Iosia Soliola 18. Sebastian Kris 19. Matt Frawley 20. Dunamis Lui 21. Siliva Havili


Storm vs Raiders Stats

  • Storm have won the last three meetings between the teams
  • Storm are on a 17-match winning streak
  • Storm have won 14 of those by 13+ margins
  • Storm are 8-0 at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • Storm are on a 28-match winning streak in Queensland
  • Storm have won their last two games vs Raiders by 20+ points
  • The last seven meetings between the teams have seen 44 points or less
  • Reimis Smith has scored a try in three of his last four games and crossed earlier this season vs Raiders
  • Justin Olam has scored five tries in his last four games

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