Storm vs Panthers Round 10 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Storm vs Panthers Tips

A heavyweight showdown awaits on Saturday night in Magic Round as the Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers collide in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash.

Storm vs Panthers Tips, Predictions & Preview

Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers free NRL betting tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have lost eight of their. last 10 games as underdogs…

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Storm vs Panthers H2H Prediction

Best Panthers win H2H odds $1.68 with Neds

  • Both teams are 8-1 for the season
  • Four of the last five meetings between the teams have been decided by a 1-12 margin
  • The last nine meetings have produced 47 points or less
  • Penrith’s last two wins over Melbourne have been by four points or less & under 22 points
  • Taylan May has scored a try in six of his last seven games
  • Justin Olam has scored a try in four of his last five games

Storm vs Panthers Tips


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Storm vs Panthers Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 14
Time: 7.45pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Suncorp Stadium


Storm vs Panthers Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 25/9/21: Storm 6-10 Panthers
  • 1/8/21: Storm 37-10 Panthers
  • 25/3/21: Panthers 12-10 Storm
  • 25/10/20: Panthers 20-26 Storm
  • 19/6/20: Panthers 21-14 Storm

Storm vs Panthers Preview & Prediction

It’s only fitting the biggest match of the season takes place during Magic Round as the Storm and Panthers lock horns for bragging rights and the chance to go to outright top of the ladder.

Penrith and Melbourne are both 8-1 after nine rounds following a series of brilliant performances that has most punters already placing them in the Grand Final.

After a somewhat slow start to the season, the Storm have been on fire since a golden point loss to the Eels, winning their last six games by at least 14 points – and their last three by 36+.

The Storm have been scoring points for fun, with their 335 the most in NRL history after nine rounds.

However, Melbourne paid a big price for their 42-6 win over the Dragons last week, with Ryan Papenhuyzen and Reimis Smith suffering injuries and an extended period on the sideline.

Papenhuyzen especially is a massive loss for the Storm, with the fullback arguably the best player in the competition so far this season.

Meanwhile, the Panthers are coming off their first loss of the season last week against the Eels, which also saw their 22-game winning streak at BlueBet Stadium come to an end.

Penrith were leading mid-way through the second half, but faded late and couldn’t stage a late comeback as they went down 22-20.

Nevertheless, the Panthers have looked every bit as dangerous as their premiership-winning season last year and one loss doesn’t change anything – and you can bet your bottom dollar they will do everything in their power to avoid back-to-back defeats here.

VERDICT:

It should be a cracking contest, but the loss of Papenhuyzen swings the pendulum in Penrith’s favour.

All of a sudden the Storm’s backline isn’t looking as potent, and while Nick Meaney is a great player, he doesn’t have that same firepower to break the line and make metres from fullback.

Ivan Cleary will have his side up for this one, especially after last week’s loss. Expect Nathan Cleary to seize control of the game and the relentless Panthers to make a statement with their defence. We’re backing Penrith home in a tight one (Best Panthers win H2H odds $1.68 with Neds.)


Storm vs Panthers Teams

Storm team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Marion Seve 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. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tyran Wishart 16. Trent Loiero 17. Chris Lewis 18. Cooper Johns 19. Jordan Grant 20. Tom Eisenhuth 21. Jayden Nikorima 22. Alec MacDonald 23. Tui Kamikamica 24. William Warbrick

Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Robert Jennings 19. Chris Smith 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Sean O’Sullivan 22. Matt Eisenhuth 23. Soni Luke 24. Charlie Staines


Storm vs Panthers Stats

  • Both teams are 8-1 for the season
  • Four of the last five meetings between the teams have been decided by a 1-12 margin
  • The last nine meetings have produced 47 points or less
  • Penrith’s last two wins over Melbourne have been by four points or less & under 22 points
  • Taylan May has scored a try in six of his last seven games
  • Justin Olam has scored a try in four of his last five games

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