We take a look at Sunday’s (21/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 18 match is between Gold Coast Titans and Melbourne Storm. The Melbourne Storm go into the match as the short priced favourites in betting and have been heavily backed.
When: Sunday July 21st, 2:00pm
Where: CBus Super Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Garth Brennan is out as Titans coach, leaving the Queensland club with just 12 wins from 40 starts as the club searches for answers after a horror season. They are now at the bottom of the table after a 24-2 loss to the Panthers, their fourth loss in five games. There are a host of changes for the Titans, with Will Matthews, Mitch Rein and Anthony Don all dropped. Leilani Latu, Sam Stone and Michael Gordon are the fresh faces, where there are reshuffles in the forward pack.
The Storm celebrated Cam Smith’s 400th game in style with a 40-16 thumping of Cronulla. They have opted to rest five players who took part in State of Origin, with Cameron Munster, Christian Welch, Felise Kaufusi, Josh Addo-Carr and Will Chambers all out for the trip up north. There are nine inclusions in all for Melbourne, including their four new reserves players.
With just four wins this campaign, the Titans are also he worst side against the line at 5-11. Melbourne has a 9-7 mark. The GC are in the bottom four for points scored, line breaks, tackle breaks and points conceded. The Wolf can’t possibly back them to get the job done against the league leaders, even with a host of changes.
Tip: Melbourne Storm at $1.39
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Sandor Earl at $8.50
Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Dale Copley 3. Brenko Lee 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jack Stockwell 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Whitbread 14. Michael Gordon 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Leilani Latu 17. Sam Stone 18. Tanah Boyd 19. Mitch Rein 20. Will Matthews 21. Anthony Don
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Sandor Earl 6. Joe Stimson 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Tui Kamikamica 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Harry Grant 19. Solomone Kata 20. Max King 21. Isaac Lumelume
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change