We take a look at Sunday evenings (11/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 21 match is between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Melbourne Storm. The Rabbitohs and Storm will go head to head this weekend where the away team the Storm are the favourites in betting.
When: Sunday August 11, 4:05pm
Where: Central Coast Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Souths and Melbourne played a classic last time they met in the 2018 finals series, with Melbourne getting home by a point to secure home field advantage in the finals. This is their only meeting of the home and away season and it takes place in Gosford.
The Storm are 4-3 at the Central Coast, with Souths achieving a 6-7 mark. Melbourne produced a commanding win against the Broncos, bouncing back from a golden point loss to Manly to prevail 40-4. Souths ran into a rampant Sharks side in the Shire to lose 39-24, giving up their biggest score of the season.
Wayne Bennett has resisted swinging the axe, maintaining the same 17 that lost last round. For the Storm, Christian Welch is out for the season with an ACL injury, replaced by Tui Kamikamica.
The Bunnies are one of the worst performed sides against the spread at just 7-1-11, failing to cover five of their past six handicaps. Melbourne has won six of seven against Souths and The Wolf reckons the side from Victoria will be able to bully the Bunnies into submission, boasting a better 17-man squad than Souths, handing them their second loss on the trot.
Tip: Melbourne Storm at $1.47
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Suliasi Vunivalu at $8.50
Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Braidon Burns 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray. Interchange: 14. Liam Knight 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Ethan Lowe 17. Kyle Turner. Reserves: 18. Dean Britt 19. Corey Allan 20. Jaydn Su’A 21. Connor Tracey
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. Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen. Reserves: 18. Solomone Kata 19. Max King 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change