Storm vs Bulldogs Round 4 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Storm vs Bulldogs Tips

Melbourne Storm go in search of their seventh straight win over Canterbury Bulldogs when the two sides clash at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon.

Storm vs Bulldogs Tips, Preview & Predictions

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm free NRL tips, predictions and preview by the best NRL tipsters – the Storm haven’t lost consecutive matches since the start of the 2019 season…

Storm vs Bulldogs H2H Prediction


Storm vs Bulldogs Tips

Best Storm -18.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365

  • Storm have won the last six meetings between the teams
  • Storm have won the last three by an average margin of 29 points
  • Storm haven’t lost back-to-back games since the start of 2019
  • Bulldogs have the second best defence and the worst attack in the NRL

Storm vs Bulldogs Same Game Multi Tips

  • Justin Olam has scored a try in his last two games vs Bulldogs
  • Braidon Burns has scored a try in his last two games

Storm vs Bulldogs Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday April 3
Time: 4.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park


Storm vs Bulldogs Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 10/4/21: Bulldogs 18-52 Storm
  • 8/8/20: Storm 41-10 Bulldogs
  • 26/5/19: Bulldogs 6-28 Storm
  • 7/4/19: Storm 18-16 Bulldogs
  • 10/3/18: Bulldogs 18-36 Storm

Storm vs Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

Both the Storm and Bulldogs are looking to bounce back from heartbreaking defeats last week when they collide in NRL Round 4 action at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Melbourne suffered an agonising 28-24 golden point loss to the Eels after Ray Stone crossed for a try following Mitch Moses’ field goal attempt striking the upright, while the Bulldogs fell 13-12 to the Sea Eagles at Brookvale courtesy of a late Daly Cherry-Evans field goal.

Craig Bellamy won’t be happy with his side’s start to the season – the Storm haven’t been anywhere near their best and were lucky to survive the Rabbitohs the previous week, while the embattled Tigers were also leading them in the opening round.

In saying that, the Storm haven’t lost back-to-back games since the beginning of 2019. Bellamy demands an immediate turnaround and there’s not many other teams Melbourne would rather face than Sunday’s opponents, who they’ve defeated six straight times, with the last three coming by an average margin of 29 points.

Canterbury have definitely improved in 2022 with their eight new recruits, with the club having the second-best defence in the NRL behind only the Cowboys.

The Bulldogs easily could be 3-0 if things had gone slightly differently against the Broncos and Sea Eagles, but that’s largely due to their attack still being ineffective.

Matt Burton and Matt Dufty are doing their best, but something still isn’t right in their attacking make-up, while Josh Addo-Carr simply isn’t seeing enough space or ball to utilise his blinding pace.

VERDICT:

The Bulldogs are a better team this season, but they are running into an angry Craig Bellamy who won’t settle for anything less than a big Storm win here.

Melbourne pummelled the Bulldogs twice last season, scoring 52 and 41 points, and with Xavier Coates and Harry Grant back, they will be confident of piling on more points on Sunday. Back the Storm 13+ at home (Best Storm -18.5 line odds $1.91 with bet365.)


Storm vs Bulldogs Teams

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

Bulldogs team: 1. Matt Dufty 2. Braidon Burns 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Brent Naden 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Matt Burton 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Luke Thompson 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Corey Waddell 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Josh Jackson 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Chris Patolo 16. Max King 17. Ava Seumanufagai 19. Reece Hoffman 20. Jake Averillo 21. Joe Stimson 22. Kyle Flanagan 23. Jayden Okunbor 24. Josh Cook 25. Jackson Topine


Storm vs Bulldogs Stats

  • Storm have won the last six meetings between the teams
  • Storm have won the last three by an average margin of 29 points
  • Storm haven’t lost back-to-back games since the start of 2019
  • Bulldogs have the second best defence and the worst attack in the NRL
  • Justin Olam has scored a try in his last two games vs Bulldogs
  • Braidon Burns has scored a try in his last two games

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