We take a look at Sunday afternoons (25/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans. Melbourne Storm have shown signs of weakness recently but should still be able to easy account for the Titans in this game.
When: Sunday August 25th, 2:00pm
Where: AAMI Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Storm will look to put an uncharacteristic loss last round behind them when they host the bottom placed Titans on Sunday.
In the biggest odds mismatch of the season, the Storm opened as 19.5-point favourites against Gold Coast, who are priced at a huge $7.50 in the head-to-head market.
A 36-12 loss to the Eels was the Titans’ ninth defeat in 10 games and they have won just four times this season. Their road form is the worst in the league, with just two away wins in 2019.
Melbourne led an 18-0 lead slip against Canberra to lose 22-18 and will field an unchanged starting side for this match. They played the Titans just a few weeks ago on the Gold Coast after coach Garth Brennan was sacked and rested all of their State of Origin players, but still prevailed 38-18.
The Wolf expects a ruthless Melbourne performance where they could clock up a half century and run away with things as they don’t often lose two in a row.
Tip: Melbourne Storm at $1.04
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Suliasi Vunivalu at $6.50
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Curtis Scott 19. Tom Eisenhuth 20. Max King 21. Harry Grant
Titans: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Arrow 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Nathan Peats 14. Alexander Brimson 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Jarrod Wallace 17. Brenko Lee 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Anthony Don 21. Jack Stockwell
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change