Storm vs Titans Round 26 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Melbourne Storm look to cement their top four status for another week when they play host to the Gold Coast Titans to kick off Super Saturday.

Storm vs Titans Tips, Preview & Predictions

Gold Coast Titans vs Melbourne Storm free Round 26 NRL expert tipping advice, predictions and preview – Storm have won their last seven games at AAMI Park…

Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans H2H Prediction


Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Tips

Best Over 47.5 total points odds $1.91 with bet365

  • Storm have won their last seven games at AAMI Park
  • Titans have lost seven of their last eight games
  • Storm have scored 46 & 48 points in their last two home games
  • Titans have leaked 36 & 40 points in their last two games
  • Storm have seen 50+ points in four of their last five home games
  • The previous meeting between these teams saw 72 total points
  • Xavier Coates has scored a try in his last four games vs Titans
  • Cameron Munster has scored a try in five of his last six games at AAMI Park
  • Brian Kelly has scored a try in four of his last five games vs Storm

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Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 26
Time: 3.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park (Melbourne)


Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Head to Head

  • 18/3/23: Titans 38-34 Storm
  • 5/8/22: Storm 32-14 Titans
  • 19/8/21: Titans 20-34 Storm
  • 5/6/21: Storm 20-14 Titans
  • 17/7/20: Storm 42-6 Titans

Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Preview & Prediction

The Storm target their third win on the trot when they come up against the struggling Titans on Saturday at AAMI Park.

Melbourne are gearing up nicely for the finals and are going in search of an eighth straight win at AAMI Park, while they can also potentially secure a top four finish if the Sharks lose to the Knights on Sunday.

With Ryan Papenhuyzen returning for his first NRL game in over a year, the Storm’s spine is arguably the most dangerous in the competition, with Cameron Munster, Jahrome Hughes and Harry Grant also firing.

However, Craig Bellamy will demand a more polished performance here after the Storm barely got over the line against the lowly Dragons last week, eventually holding on for a 38-28 victory.

Meanwhile, the Titans have nothing to play for and can’t finish higher than 12th or lower than 15th, so it will be interesting how they approach the final two games of the season with Des Hasler appointed as coach for 2024 and beyond.

Gold Coast pushed Penrith for a lot of last week’s clash, but they were ultimately thoroughly outclassed by a 40-14 score.

VERDICT

The Storm should prove far too strong at home and will be keen to avenge a shock 38-34 loss to the Titans back in March.

Not much value in backing the Storm, but Over 47.5 total points looks like the right play here. Melbourne’s attack is on fire at the moment, especially at home where 50+ points have been scored in four of the last five fixtures.

The Storm have dropped 46 & 48 points on the Raiders and Eels in their last two home games, but they also leaked 28 points to the Dragons last week. The Titans can pile on the points when they’re in the mood and as mentioned, the previous meeting this season saw 72 points scored (Best Over 47.5 total points odds $1.91 with bet365.)


Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Teams

Storm team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Marion Seve 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Bronson Garlick 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tepai Moeroa 17. Alec MacDonald 18. Reimis Smith 19. Ryan Papenhuyzen 20. Chris Lewis 21. Tariq Sims 22. Tyran Wishart

Titans team: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Brian Kelly 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Jojo Fifita 6. Kieran Foran 7. Thomas Weaver 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Chris Randall 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. David Fifita 12. Klese Haas 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Kruise Leeming 15. Isaac Liu 16. Joe Stimson 17. Jacob Alick 18. Keano Kini 19. Jo Vuna 20. Tony Francis 21. Iszac Fa’asumaleaui 22. Josiah Pahulu


Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Stats

  • Storm have won their last seven games at AAMI Park
  • Titans have lost seven of their last eight games
  • Storm have scored 46 & 48 points in their last two home games
  • Titans have leaked 36 & 40 points in their last two games
  • Storm have seen 50+ points in four of their last five home games
  • The previous meeting between these teams saw 72 total points
  • Xavier Coates has scored a try in his last four games vs Titans
  • Cameron Munster has scored a try in five of his last six games at AAMI Park
  • Brian Kelly has scored a try in four of his last five games vs Storm

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