Sharks vs Storm Round 25 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Sharks vs Storm Tips

Cronulla Sharks will be aiming to secure their spot in the finals when they face an understrength Melbourne Storm side on Friday night.

Sharks vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions

Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm free NRL Round 25 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have covered their pre-match line in just one of their last six games…

Sharks vs Storm Tips

Best Sharks +10.5 Line odds with Ladbrokes

  • Sharks have covered the line in 10 of their last 15 games as underdogs
  • Storm have failed to cover the line in five of their last six games
  • Storm and Sharks have split their last 10 meetings at five wins apiece
  • Ten of the last 13 meetings between the teams have produced under 32.5 points

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • Brandon Smith has scored 10 tries from 21 games this season and scored in his last two games vs Sharks

Sharks vs Storm Same Game Multi Tips


Sharks vs Storm Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday September 3
Time: 6.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium


Sharks vs Storm Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 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
  • 21/9/18: Storm 22-6 Sharks

Sharks vs Storm Preview and Prediction

Cronulla find themselves with a fantastic chance to make the finals when they come up against an undermanned Melbourne team at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday night.

The Sharks will have a clearer picture of what they need to do in order to reach the finals with Canberra playing the Roosters on Thursday night.

Josh Hannay’s side will be hoping the Raiders lose to the Roosters, which would mean they need to upset the Storm and hope the Titans don’t overcome a big points differential deficit against the Warriors.

Cronulla have found some form over the last fortnight, albeit against lesser opposition, beating the Tigers and Broncos to move into eighth.

The Sharks have also been good to punters as the underdogs this season, covering the line in 10 of such 15 matches.

Meanwhile, the Storm have understandably slowed down over the last month or so and saw their 19-match winning streak snapped at the hands of the Eels last week.

Melbourne covering the line in just one of their last six games is further evidence that they are not the dominant force they were earlier in the season.

Furthermore, Craig Bellamy has opted to rest a host of stars for this game, including Cameron Munster, Christian Welch, Felise Kaufusi, Jesse Bromwich, Josh Addo-Carr, Kenny Bromwich, Reimis Smith and Tom Eisenhuth.

VERDICT:

With so many players out for Melbourne and the team struggling for their best football over the last six weeks, we like the Sharks at the line here.

Cronulla have covered the line as underdogs in 10 of their last 15 matches, while the Storm have failed to cover their line in five of their last six.

Taking the Sharks with a +10.5 head start looks a solid bet here (Best Sharks +10.5 Line odds $2.00 with Ladbrokes).


Sharks vs Storm Teams

Matt Moylan starts in the halves for Cronulla, pushing Luke Metcalf back to the bench.

Cameron Munster, Christian Welch, Felise Kaufusi, Jesse Bromwich, Josh Addo-Carr, Kenny Bromwich, Reimis Smith and Tom Eisenhuth are all missing for Melbourne.

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Mawene Hiroti 6. Matt Moylan 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Jack Williams 14. Luke Metcalf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Aiden Tolman 17. Siosifa Talakai 18. Kai O’Donnell 19. Billy Magoulias 20. Jenson Taumoepeau 21. Joniah Lualua

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Dean Ieremia 6. Nicholas Hynes 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Aaron Pene 12. Chris Lewis 13. Dale Finucane 14. Harry Grant 15. Tepai Moeroa 16. Jordan Grant 17. Ryley Jacks 18. Cooper Johns 19. Daniel Atkinson 20. Trent Loiero 21. Isaac Lumelume


Sharks vs Storm Stats

  • Sharks have covered the line in 10 of their last 15 games as underdogs
  • Storm have failed to cover the line in five of their last six games
  • Storm and Sharks have split their last 10 meetings at five wins apiece
  • Ten of the last 13 meetings between the teams have produced under 32.5 points
  • Brandon Smith has scored 10 tries from 21 games this season and scored in his last two games vs Sharks

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