Storm vs Cowboys Round 18 Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Storm vs Cowboys Tips

Melbourne look to all but wrap up a top two position when they take on the lowly Cowboys in NRL Round 18 action on Sunday.

Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have won their last 16 matches in Queenslandโ€ฆ


Storm vs Cowboys Tips

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
Storm 13+ $1.46 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ
Storm -19.5 $1.90 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Value Bet ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Margin Storm 13+ $1.42
  • Anytime Tryscorer Josh Addo-Carr $1.55
  • Anytime Tryscorer Justin Olam $2.20
  • Anytime Tryscorer Jahrome Hughes $2.80
Same Game Multi $9.48 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

Storm vs Cowboys Match Details

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Competition: NRL
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Sunday September 13
โฐ Time: 4.05pm AEST
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Sunshine Coast Stadium


Storm vs Cowboys 2020 Form (last five matches)

Storm (WWLWW)

  • R13: Storm 41-10 Bulldogs
  • R14: Roosters 6-24 Storm
  • R15: Eels 14-0 Storm
  • R16: Storm 30-6 Sea Eagles
  • R17: Rabbitohs 16-22 Storm

Cowboys (LLLLW)

  • R13: Titans 30-10 Cowboys
  • R14: Cowboys 30-31 Rabbitohs
  • R15: Knights 12-0 Cowboys
  • R16: Sharks 28-12 Cowboys
  • R17: Cowboys 23-22 Storm

Storm vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

Storm have won their last 10 encounters dating back to 2015.

  • 6/9/19: Storm 24-16 Cowboys
  • 12/4/19: Cowboys 12-18 Storm
  • 25/5/18: Cowboys 6-7 Storm
  • 22/3/18: Storm 30-14 Cowboys
  • 1/10/17: Storm 34-6 Cowboys

Storm vs Cowboys Preview and Prediction

Melbourne will be aiming to maintain their high level heading into the finals by registering a big win over the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

Catching Penrith for the minor premiership might be a bridge too far, but the Storm have once again positioned themselves strongly for another tilt at the Grand Final.

All signs point to another dominant victory for Craig Bellamyโ€™s troops in this clash.

Melbourne have won their last 16 matches in Queensland and are currently riding a 10-match winning streak against the Cowboys over the course of the last five years.

Furthermore, the Storm have won eight of their last 10 day matches by a margin of 13+ points.

With Justin Olam and Josh Addo-Carr in rampant try-scoring form, along with Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster back on deck, we can expect the Storm to rack up another big score here.

North Queensland edged the Dragons in golden point last week to snap a nine-game losing streak, but they are severely outmatched here.

The Cowboys have nothing left to play for but pride in 2020, but the Storm will be determined not to relinquish any momentum. Anything other than a comfortable Melbourne win will be a big surprise.

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
Storm 13+ $1.46 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ
Storm -19.5 $1.90 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing
Value Bet ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Margin Storm 13+ $1.42
  • Anytime Tryscorer Josh Addo-Carr $1.55
  • Anytime Tryscorer Justin Olam $2.20
  • Anytime Tryscorer Jahrome Hughes $2.80
Same Game Multi $9.48 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

Storm vs Cowboys Teams

Ryan Papenhuyzen is out with an achilles injury for Melbourne. Nicho Hynes slots in at fullback, while Suliasi Vunivalu returns from a broken jaw. Nelson Asofaa-Solomona is also back from a calf injury.

The Cowboys have named the same side that beat the Dragons.

Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Brenko Lee 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tino Faโ€™asuamaleaui 14. Ryley Jacks 15. Darryn Schonig 16. Albert Vete 17. Isaac Lumelume 18. Tom Eisenhuth 19. Sandor Earl 20. Tui Kamikamica 21. Max King

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin Oโ€™Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Francis Molo 9. Reuben Cotter 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Daejarn Asi 15. John Asiata 16. Tom Gilbert 17. Corey Jensen 18. Shane Wright 19. Jake Granville 20. Ben Hampton 21. Peter Hola


Melbourne vs Cowboys Stats

  • Storm have won the last 10 games between the teams
  • Cowboys last beat Melbourne in 2015
  • Melbourne have won 16 straight games in Queensland
  • Melbourne has won eight of their last 10 day matches by 13+ margins
  • Justin Olam has scored at least one try in his last three matches with Storm as favourite

Melbourne vs Cowboys Best Bet

Best Bet ๐Ÿ†
Storm 13+ $1.46 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing

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