Storm vs Eels Round 3 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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Storm vs Eels Tips

Melbourne Storm look to stay undefeated and improve to 3-0 in 2022 when they play host to the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park on Saturday.

Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels Round 3 free predictions and NRL previews and tips – the Storm have won their last five home games against the Eels, with two of the last three coming by 32 points or more…

Storm vs Eels H2H Prediction


Storm vs Eels Tips

Best Storm -4.5 line odds $2.00 with bet365

  • Storm are 2-0 to start the season
  • Storm have won their last seven games at AAMI Park
  • Storm have won their last five games vs Eels at AAMI Park
  • Storm have covered the -4.5 line in their last four vs Eels at AAMI Park

Storm vs Eels Same Game Multi Tips

  • Reimis Smith has scored a try in his last two games vs Eels
  • Bailey Simonsson has scored a try in three of his last four games vs Storm

Storm vs Eels Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday March 26
Time: 5.30pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park


Storm vs Eels Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 28/8/21: Storm 10-22 Eels
  • 18/3/21: Eels 16-12 Storm
  • 3/10/20: Storm 36-24 Eels
  • 20/8/20: Eels 14-0 Storm
  • 21/9/19: Storm 32-0 Eels

Storm vs Eels Preview & Prediction

The Storm will be out for revenge over the Eels when the two teams lock horns at AAMI Park in NRL Round 3 action on Saturday.

Parramatta did the double over Melbourne last season, winning both games by a 1-12 margin, but the Storm will relish the chance to turn the tables on home soil.

While the Eels have won three of the last four meetings between the teams, the Storm have been dominant in this H2H when playing at AAMI Park, winning the last five meetings – including scores of 32-0 and 64-10 in 2019 before the pandemic struck and they were forced out of Melbourne.

After escaping with a thrilling golden point win over the Rabbitohs last week in his 500th game as coach, Craig Bellamy will demand improvement and less complacency from his team for this clash – which could spell doom for the Eels.

Parramatta haven’t been all that impressive across their first two rounds – they barely scraped by the Titans at home, where they are usually dominant, while they were ousted in the last minute by the Sharks last week, going down 18-16 after Nicho Hynes converted after the siren.

It was a better defensive performance from the Eels after they leaked 28 points to the Titans, but the cracks could reappear with a trip down to AAMI Park against a motivated Melbourne side.

VERDICT:

You can’t go past the Storm, even if they haven’t been entirely convincing to open the season.

Melbourne have won their last seven games at AAMI Park and their last five meetings against the Eels at this venue, covering the -4.5 line in the last four (Best Storm -4.5 line odds $2.00 with bet365.)


Storm vs Eels Teams

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Dean Ieremia 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. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Alec MacDonald 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Chris Lewis 19. Nick Meaney 20. Jonah Pezet 21. Jayden Nikorima 22. William Warbrick 23. Brandon Smith 24. Sualauvi Faalogo

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Waqa Blake 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Nathan Brown 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Wiremu Greig 16. Ray Stone 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Brendan Hands 20. Ky Rodwell 21. Hayze Perham 22. Solomone Naiduki 23. Luca Moretti 24. Samuel Loizou


Storm vs Eels Stats

  • Storm are 2-0 to start the season
  • Storm have won their last seven games at AAMI Park
  • Storm have won their last five games vs Eels at AAMI Park
  • Storm have covered the -4.5 line in their last four vs Eels at AAMI Park
  • Reimis Smith has scored a try in his last two games vs Eels
  • Bailey Simonsson has scored a try in three of his last four games vs Storm

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