Melbourne Storm will be out to continue their sensational run of form when they meet the Canberra Raiders in Round 11 of the NRL on Saturday night.
Raiders vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions
Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Raiders have lost their last three games at GIO Stadium and 15 of their last 18 home matches vs Melbourne…
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Raiders vs Storm Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 22
⏰ Time: 7.35pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: GIO Stadium
Raiders vs Storm Head to Head (last five matches)
- 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
- 17/8/19: Storm 18-22 Raiders
Raiders vs Storm Preview and Prediction
Canberra have an enormous task in front of them if they are to upset a rampant Melbourne Storm outfit on Saturday night in the nation’s capital.
Reigning premiers Melbourne have been on fire over the last couple of months and the recent injuries to the likes of key players Cameron Munster, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Harry Grant isn’t looking like slowing them down.
Indeed, the Storm have scored 40 points or more in six of their last seven games, with winger Josh Addo-Carr crossing for nine tries in his last two matches.
Unsurprisingly with those numbers, the Storm have won their last seven games by 13+ margins and will be looking for another big win over the Raiders here.
Canberra have been in extremely poor form over the last month or so, but they managed to snap a five-game losing streak against the Bulldogs last week despite playing half the game with a man down.
Regardless, it was still unconvincing from the Green Machine and they’ve lost Jack Wighton, Josh Papalii and Josh Hodgson to suspension for this showdown.
With arguably their three most influential players out, poor home record and a ruthless Melbourne side, it would take a miracle for the Raiders to prevail in this clash.
The Storm are flying and love playing in Canberra – expect another comfortable victory for the defending premiers.
Raiders vs Storm Teams
As mentioned, Wighton, Papalii and Hodgson are all out suspended for the Raiders, with Sam Williams, Dunamis Rui and Brad Schneider coming into the side.
Chris Lewis comes into the Storm side to partner Jahrome Hughes in the halves, while Brandon Smith returns from suspension at hooker.
Raiders team: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Semi Valemi 6. Sam Williams 7. George Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young 14. Brad Schneider 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James 18. Matthew Timoko 19. Iosia Soliola 20. Siliva Havili 21. Harry Rushton
Storm team: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Chris Lewis 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aaron Pene 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Aaron Booth 19. Cooper Johns 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia
Raiders vs Storm Stats
- Raiders have lost five of their last six games
- Raiders have lost their last three games at GIO Stadium
- Raiders have won just three of their last 18 games vs Melbourne at GIO Stadium
- Storm have won their last seven games by 13+ margins
- Storm have scored 40 points or more in six of their last seven wins
- Josh Addo-Carr has scored nine tries in his last two games
- Jahrome Hughes has scored a try in five of his last six matches
- George Williams has scored a try in three of his last four games at GIO Stadium
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