We take a look at Saturday’s (27/07/2019) NRL 2019 Week 19 match is between Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles. The Melbourne Storm go into the match as the pretty short priced favourites in betting and will likely be heavily backed.
When: Saturday July 27, 3:05pm
Where: AAMI Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Storm coach Craig Bellamy has always found it challenging going up against Manly great Des Hasler and the two square off again on Saturday night when the Sea Eagles come to Melbourne.
Their match last season was full of drama, as clashes between these two have been during the past decade, with Curtis Scott sent off for punching Dylan Walker in the season half of Manly’s 24-4 win against Melbourne.
In their round 18 match at Lottoland, Melbourne squeezed home by a point, 14-13.
All of Melbourne’s Origin players will be well rested after missing the game against the Titans and they’re all named to start this week. The Sea Eagles have named an unchanged side from the one that beat Parra 36-24 last round.
The Sea Eagles are the best team against the handicap in 2019 at 12-5, with Melbourne sixth best at 10-7. Both sides love to score points, with Melbourne ranked first and Manly ranked fifth. It is in defence where the difference lies, with the Storm giving up a league best 12.8 points per game, with Manly conceding 18.4 points per game.
There will be fireworks come Saturday night when Melbourne hunt for their 10th straight win. The Wolf can see Manly keeping it close and making the Storm work for it, more than they’ve had to in recent times.
Tip: Melbourne Storm at $1.33
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Sandor Earl at $7.50
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Sandor Earl 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. Christian Welch 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Marion Seve 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tom Eisenhuth 21. Tino Faasuamaleaui
Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Moses Suli 4. Brad Parker 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Manase Fainu 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Cade Cust 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Jack Gosiewski 21. Lloyd Perrett
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change