Storm vs Bulldogs Round 5 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Bulldogs vs Storm Tips

Melbourne Storm target another big win over one of the NRL’s battlers when they face the hapless Canterbury Bulldogs on Saturday.

Bulldogs vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Bulldogs haven’t scored a single point in their last three games…

Bulldogs vs Storm Tips

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Bulldogs vs Storm Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 10
Time: 5.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Stadium Australia

Bulldogs vs Storm Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 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
  • 3/3/17: Bulldogs 6-12 Storm

Bulldogs vs Storm Preview and Prediction

Another blow-out is on the cards when Melbourne look to condemn the Bulldogs to a fifth straight loss to open the season.

The odds from Sportsbet for this one are incredible. Canterbury are priced at $13 in the H2H market, $15 for 1-12 and an insane $81 to go 13+. Those prices are unheard of.

But there’s no way the Bulldogs can trouble the Storm, even with the likes of Josh Jackson and Luke Thompson returning from suspension and injury respectively.

Canterbury simply have no attack. They haven’t scored a point in three straight games and don’t look like crossing the line.

Additionally, the Bulldogs lost 42-0 to the Panthers in their final game of 2020, making it four out of five games they’ve failed to score a try. It’s truly dismal stuff.

Meanwhile, after losing back-to-back close games against the unbeaten Eels and Panthers, the Storm returned to the winners circle with a bang last week, crushing Brisbane 40-6.

The game will be remembered for Ryan Papenhuyzen scoring four tries in an 11-minute blitz. Incredibly, Papenhuyzen scored more tries in that 11 minute period than the Bulldogs all season.

It’s scary to think what Papenhuyzen, Cameron Munster, Josh Addo-Carr and co. will be able to do against the Bulldogs.

Melbourne have dominated Canterbury in their recent meetings, winning the last five, and they’ll comfortably make that six on Saturday.

Bulldogs vs Storm Teams

Brian Kelly returns from a broken hand to replace the injured Anthony Don in the Titans backline, while Ash Taylor has been named in the reserves.

Kalyn Ponga has been named at fullback for the Knights, but Mitchell Pearce is a huge out in the halves, with Blake Green and Connor Watson the new pairing. Chris Randall, Pasami Saulo and Brodie Jones join the bench.

Bulldogs team: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tui Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Sione Katoa 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Jackson Topine 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Brandon Wakeham 20. Chris Smith 21. Joe Stimson 22. Dean Britt

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. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Chris Lewis 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Aaron Pene 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Brenko Lee 21. Harry Grant

Bulldogs vs Storm Stats

  • Bulldogs haven’t scored a point in their last three games
  • Dating back to last season, Bulldogs haven’t scored in four of their last five games
  • Melbourne have won the last five meetings between the teams
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen leads the NRL for most points this season with 48
  • Papenhuyzen has scored six tries in four games this season

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