We take a look at Saturday’s (15/06/2019) NRL 2019 Week 14 match is between Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Saturday June 15, 3:00pm
Where: AAMI Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
This week’s match of the round comes from Melbourne when the league leading Storm host the Knights on Saturday afternoon. Winners of six straight, the Knights have knocked off the Roosters and Bunnies in consecutive weeks. If they can take out the Storm, then they are certainly more than just top four contenders.
A last start 20-12 win against Souths was achieved without Origin duo Kalyn Ponga and David Klemmer. The latter will be out for some time with a wrist injury, while Ponga is back for this important clash. His return moves Kurt Mann back into the halves and Mason Lino drops out to the reserves. The Storm ran away with things in New Zealand last weekend, winning 32-10 and Craig Bellamy has stuck with the same unit that took care of business last week.
The Storm hold a strong record against the Knights, but this Newcastle side is a far cry from the one that has taken the field in recent seasons. In their round 6 meeting in Melbourne a year ago, the Storm got the job done 40-14. Prior to that in 2017, it was 40-12. The Wolf doesn’t see the scoreline blowing out on Saturday though and Newcastle can more than hold their own, especially with this newfound confidence of theirs.
Tip: Melbourne Storm at $1.36
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Suliasi Vunivalu at $8.00
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Marion Seve 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. Justin Olam 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. James Gavet 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Josh King 17. Sione Mata’utia 18. Mason Lino 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Jacob Saifiti 21. Aidan Guerra
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change