Roosters vs Storm Round 16 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Roosters vs Storm Tips

Melbourne Storm target their 13th straight win when they face Sydney Roosters to launch NRL Round 16 action on Thursday night.

Roosters vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions

Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have won 11 of their last 12 matches by 13+ margins…

Roosters vs Storm Tips

Best Storm 13+ odds with Sportsbet

  • Storm are on a 12-match winning streak
  • Storm have won 11 of those matches by 13+ margins
  • Storm have won four of the last five meetings between the sides
  • Storm have defeated Roosters by 13+ & under 48.5 points in their last two matches
  • Storm vs Roosters has seen under 48.5 points in 22 of their last 24 meetings

Roosters vs Storm Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Sportsbet

  • Daniel Tupou has scored a try in four of his last five matches
  • Justin Olam has scored a try in five of Melbourne’s last six matches as favourite in NSW

Roosters vs Storm Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday July 1
Time: 7.50pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium


Roosters vs Storm Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 16/4/21: Storm 20-4 Roosters
  • 13/8/20: Roosters 6-24 Storm
  • 2/7/20: Storm 27-25 Roosters
  • 28/9/19: Roosters 14-6 Storm
  • 28/6/19: Roosters 12-14 Storm

Roosters vs Storm Preview and Prediction

Reigning premiers Melbourne look to maintain their spot at the top of the ladder when they square off against the Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium on Thursday night.

The Storm have been flying over the last few months and bring a 12-match winning streak into this encounter, with 11 of those victories coming by 13+ margins.

Craig Bellamy’s side have been scoring points for fun, registering 40+ in seven of their last nine wins, including a last-start 66-16 pummelling of the Tigers.

With news of Nathan Cleary potentially needing season-ending shoulder surgery, Melbourne are looking like the team to beat as they chase back-to-back premierships.

Meanwhile, the depleted Roosters are starting to lose touch with the top four following their heavy 38-12 loss to the Panthers in their last outing.

The Roosters have now lost four of their last six games against teams in the top eight, highlighting their struggles when it comes to the best sides in the competition.

Sam Walker will return from injury at halfback and the Roosters will need the youngster to step up if they are any chance of troubling the Storm.

VERDICT:

You can’t look past Melbourne on Thursday night.

The Storm are on a 12-match winning streak and have won 11 of those by 13 points or more, so we’ll be targeting that market for our best bet (Storm 13+ best odds $2.10 with Sportsbet)

Melbourne have been involved in high-scoring games lately, but we’ll also be looking at a convincing win for the Storm, but under the total points line of 48.5, with 22 of their last 24 meetings seeing under that total.


Roosters vs Storm Teams

Sam Walker is back at halfback for the Roosters, pushing Joey Manu back to the centres and Joseph Suaalii out of the side. James Tedesco and Angus Crichton have both been named to back up from Origin.

Jesse Bromwich returns from an elbow injury for the Storm and replaces the suspended Nelson Asofa-Solomona, while the injured Harry Grant’s spot in the side is taken by Aaron Booth. Kenny Bromwich is also back for the injured Tom Eisenhuth.

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu 14. Adam Keighran 15. Egan Butcher 16. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Drew Hutchison 19. Ben Thomas 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Joseph Suaalii

Storm team:1. Nicholas Hynes 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. Dale Finucane 14. Aaron Booth 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Aaron Pene 18. Cooper Johns 19. Jordan Grant 20. Dean Ieremia 21. Trent Loiero


Roosters vs Storm Stats

  • Storm are on a 12-match winning streak
  • Storm have won 11 of those matches by 13+ margins
  • Storm have won four of the last five meetings between the sides
  • Storm have defeated Roosters by 13+ & under 48.5 points in their last two matches
  • Storm vs Roosters has seen under 48.5 points in 22 of their last 24 meetings
  • Jahrome Hughes has scored a try in his last two games vs Roosters & six of his last nine NRL games
  • Daniel Tupou has scored a try in four of his last five matches
  • Justin Olam has scored a try in five of Melbourne’s last six matches as favourite in NSW

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