Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

AAMI Park will play host to Saturday's Round 3 NRL game between Melbourne Storm and Parramatta Eels. 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 Melbourne Storm vs. Parramatta Eels game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Saturday March 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Where: AAMI Park

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The Melbourne Storm cruised to an early first-half lead before falling asleep in the second half. They did, however, show their class in the end to beat the Rabbitohs 15-14 in golden point. It looked as though the Eels had done enough to beat the Sharks but a late Teig Wilton try handed Brad Arthur’s side their first defeat of the 2022 NRL season.

Harry Grant has been named in the #9 jersey but has since been ruled out with Covid. Brandon Smith has been named in the reserves and is a possible replacement for the Storm hooker. Nathan Brown will start at lock for the Eels with Oregon Kaufusi back to the bench. Jakob Arthur is out allowing Wiremu Greig to join the bench.

The Storm are dealing with a handful of injuries but still present as deserving favourites following a tough win last week. Grant is a significant loss behind the ruck but Melbourne still has plenty of creativity and scoring in the form of Cameron Munster, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Jahrome Hughes. Their backline offers a lot more reliability than that of the Eels, too. Parramatta looked excellent in Round 1 but Ryan Matterson had a lot to do with that form. Without him in Round 2, the ball didn’t move quite as well through the middle. They were beaten in the yardage battle with Cronulla’s 49.1 metres per set also worth noting. Surprisingly, the Storm are 15th in the NRL in yardage but we can expect that to turn around sooner rather than later. The Eels have proven to be somewhat of a bogey side for the Storm. They always seem to grow legs in this fixture and the last-minute defeat last week will only fuel them further. However, at home and with Munster and Hughes showing dangerous signs with the ball last week, the Storm should be able to get the job done despite the injury issues.

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Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels Teams

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Alec MacDonald 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Chris Lewis 19. Nick Meaney 20. Jonah Pezet 21. Jayden Nikorima 22. William Warbrick 23. Brandon Smith 24. Sualauvi Faalogo

Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Waqa Blake 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali’i 13. Nathan Brown 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Wiremu Greig 16. Ray Stone 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Brendan Hands 20. Ky Rodwell 21. Hayze Perham 22. Solomone Naiduki 23. Luca Moretti 24. Samuel Loizou