Storm vs Sharks Round 6 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Storm vs Sharks Tips

Top four teams Melbourne Storm and Cronulla Sharks square off in arguably the match of the round at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Sharks vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions

Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm free NRL Round 6 expert rugby league tips, predictions and preview – Ten of the last 14 meetings have produced under 37.5 points…

Storm vs Sharks H2H Prediction


Storm vs Sharks Tips

Best Under 37.5 total points odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes

  • Sharks are on a four-game winning streak
  • Sharks’ last seven wins over Storm have been by a 1-12 margin
  • Ten of the last 14 meetings have seen under 37.5 points
  • Sione Katoa has scored a try in seven of his last eight games
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen has scored at least one try in his last four games

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Storm vs Sharks Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday April 16
Time: 7.30pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park


Storm vs Sharks Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 3/9/21: Sharks 16-28 Storm
  • 30/4/21: Storm 40-14 Sharks
  • 21/3/20: Sharks 10-12 Storm
  • 13/7/19: Storm 40-16 Sharks
  • 3/5/19: Sharks 20-18 Storm

Storm vs Sharks Preview & Prediction

A heavyweight top four showdown awaits on Saturday night as the Storm and Sharks review an old rivalry in NRL Round 6 action at AAMI Park.

These two teams played out some brutal matches over the last few years, with the most famous being Cronulla’s thrilling Grand Final triumph back in 2016.

The Sharks fell off slightly in the ensuing years and Melbourne remained a premiership powerhouse, but early signs this season suggest Cronulla are right back on track to challenge for the silverware come September.

After a narrow opening round loss to the Raiders, the Sharks have been on fire, coming back to edge the Eels in the dying stages before big wins over the Dragons, Knights and Tigers.

Cronulla’s defence has been sensational across the last three weeks, conceding just three tries and only one over the last fortnight.

You can bet your bottom dollar Nicho Hynes and Dale Finucane will be up for this clash against their former club, with Hynes leading the NRL for line break assists and Finucane producing his usual workmanlike numbers and leadership.

Melbourne have also won four of their five games to open the season, but they haven’t been setting the world on fire – despite big wins over the Bulldogs and Raiders over the last fortnight.

The Storm almost suffered a huge upset in the opening round against the embattled Tigers, survived golden point with the Rabbitohs and then went down in golden point to the Eels before easy games against the Dogs and Canberra.

It hasn’t been a convincing start at all from the Storm and the Sharks will fancy themselves to pull off the upset on Saturday night.

VERDICT:

The has all the ingredients of an upset. Cronulla are playing some superb footy, have leaked just 16 points over the last three weeks and their attack is firing, with Hynes and Moylan striking up a great combination that allows early ball to their damaging outside backs in Sione Katoa, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Jesse Ramien and Siosifa Talakai.

Of course the Storm will be no pushovers, but they haven’t been at their best, and an in-form Sharks side can ask all the tough questions.

We can see a low-scoring game playing out with two good defensive teams, so we’re backing under 37.5 points as our best bet, while we’ll also take the Sharks to edge it in a tight one (Best Under 37.5 total points odds $1.90 with Ladbrokes.)


Storm vs Sharks Teams

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. Tyran Wishart 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Chris Lewis 19. Alec MacDonald 20. Marion Seve 21. Jordan Grant 22. Jayden Nikorima 23. William Warbrick 24. Sualauvi Faalogo

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Mawene Hiroti 20. Lachlan Miller 21. Royce Hunt 22. Kade Dykes 23. Jonaiah Lualua 24. Franklin Pele


Storm vs Sharks Stats

  • Sharks are on a four-game winning streak
  • Sharks’ last seven wins over Storm have been by a 1-12 margin
  • Ten of the last 14 meetings have seen under 37.5 points
  • Sione Katoa has scored a try in seven of his last eight games
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen has scored at least one try in his last four games

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