Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

will play host to Saturday's Round 5 NRL game between Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm. The game kicks off at 5:30 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday April 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Odds

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Preview

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are bad. Really bad. They’ve managed to go a third consecutive week without scoring a point in their 38-0 loss to the Rabbitohs. They’re now preparing to play a Melbourne Storm side that just hung 40 points on the Broncos in Round 4.

Trent Barrett is still tinkering with his side. His big-name centre signing Nick Cotric has been named on the wing. Meanwhile, his high-profile fullback recruit in Corey Allan will line up in the #4 jersey. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is being given yet another chance at the back in replacing Nick Meaney. In more positive news, Luke Thompson plays his first game in 2021 and Josh Jackson returns for this one. While Barrett tinkers, Craig Bellamy is bringing back Felise Kaufusi while Harry Grant may also return on Saturday.

Even a massive +27.5 head start doesn’t look like enough for the Bulldogs. Not with the way their attack is trending and the historical dominance of the Storm’s defence. Barrett can’t land on a backline and it shows in Canterbury’s inability to string together threatening sets in attack. On the other hand, Melbourne scored four tries in 11 minutes last week and could do the same on Saturday if they build similar momentum. There is little to like about the Bulldogs line up and Grant will only add more points to the Storm if he’s fit. This could get ugly.

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Melbourne Storm
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We're tipping Melbourne Storm to win at $1.02 odds.

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Teams

Bulldogs team: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tui Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Sione Katoa 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Jackson Topine 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Brandon Wakeham 20. Chris Smith 21. Joe Stimson 22. Dean Britt

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 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. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Chris Lewis 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Aaron Pene 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Brenko Lee 21. Harry Grant