Dragons vs Storm Round 25 Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:

Melbourne Storm look to lock down their top four spot for another week when they face the lowly St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday night.

Melbourne Storm vs St George Illawarra Dragons free NRL footy tips, predictions and preview – Storm have scored 42+ points in their last two wins over Dragons…

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm H2H Prediction


St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Tips

Best Storm Over 28.5 total team points odds $1.80 with bet365

  • Storm have won four of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Dragons have lost eight of their last 10 games
  • Storm have scored 42+ points in their last two meetings vs Dragons
  • Storm have scored 46 & 48 points in their last two wins this season
  • Jahrome Hughes has scored a try in all five games he’s played vs Dragons
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored eight tries in his last six games
  • Xavier Coates has scored eight tries in his last eight games

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday August 19
Time: 7.35pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: WIN Stadium (Wollongong)


St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Head to Head

  • 8/5/22: Storm 42-6 Dragons
  • 16/5/21: Storm 44-18 Dragons
  • 27/9/20: Dragons 30-22 Storm
  • 4/7/19: Dragons 14-16 Storm
  • 5/7/18: Storm 52-30 Dragons

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Preview & Prediction

The Storm look to continue their recent dominance over the Dragons when the two sides clash at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.

Melbourne haven’t been at their blistering best for a couple of seasons now, but they are still one of the most dangerous sides in the competition and looking strong for a top four finish.

Throw in Ryan Papenhuyzen, who is set to return for the finals after featuring in the QLD Cup the last few weeks, and the Storm have immense attacking firepower in a spine also consisting of Cameron Munster, Harry Grant and Jahrome Hughes.

Speaking of the Storm’s attack, they’ve been firing on all cylinders lately, putting 46 points on the Eels and 48 points on the Raiders either side of a loss to the Panthers.

Meanwhile, the Dragons’ season has been over for a while now, with the club winning just five of their 21 games this year.

It’s been another rough year for the joint-venture club and it’s hard to see any significant changes happening anytime soon.

Zac Lomax returns at centre for the Dragons, but they will need a minor miracle to pull off the upset in front of their home fans in Wollongong.

VERDICT

Another Saturday game where it’s tough to find some value, but going with the Storm to register Over 28.5 team points.

The Dragons are awful defensively and have conceded 26+ points in 10 of their 11 games against top 10 sides this season, leaking 35 points on average in this span. Furthermore, the Dragons have conceded 40+ points in four of their five games against top five teams. The Storm have dropped 42+ points on the Dragons in their last two meetings, along with 46 & 48 on the Eels and Raiders respectively in their last two victories this season (Best Storm Over 28.5 total team points odds $1.80 with bet365.)


St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Teams

Dragons team: 1. Tyrell Sloan 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Billy Burns 12. Dan Russell 13. Michael Molo 14. Connor Muhleisen 15. Ryan Couchman 16. Ben Murdoch-Masila 17. Zane Musgrove 18. Toby Couchman 19. Sione Finau 20. Jaiyden Hunt 21. Paul Turner 22. Max Feagai

Storm team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Reimis Smith 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. Josh King 14. Bronson Garlick 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tepai Moeroa 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Alec MacDonald 19. William Warbrick 20. Jonah Pezet 21. Tariq Sims 22. Tyran Wishart


St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm Stats

  • Storm have won four of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Dragons have lost eight of their last 10 games
  • Storm have scored 42+ points in their last two meetings vs Dragons
  • Storm have scored 46 & 48 points in their last two wins this season
  • Jahrome Hughes has scored a try in all five games he’s played vs Dragons
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored eight tries in his last six games
  • Xavier Coates has scored eight tries in his last eight games

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