We take a look at Friday’s (28/06/2019) NRL 2019 Week 15 match is between Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Friday June 28, 7:55pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It’s the second Grand Final rematch of the season and if recent encounters are any indicator, it will be another close one. That’s the way the market sees it as well, with both teams opening at $1.88. When they last met in round 6, the Roosters won by a point in golden point thanks to a Latrell Mitchell field goal. The Roosters led 20-0 after half an hour in that one before Melbourne stormed back to tie the game. A field goal has been kicked in the last five games between the two teams, including in the past two games at Adelaide Oval.
James Tedesco was rested last time out against the Dogs but is named at full back. Joseph Manu goes back to the centres and Mitch Aubusson shifts to the bench to complete the reshuffle. The league leading Storm have won five in a row and kept the same lineup that toppled the Knights in round 14. All of their Origin and international players are named to play.
The Wolf sees little to separate these two great teams. The Roosters have had the wood on Melbourne in the past couple of meetings, but the Storm might be catching the Chooks at a good time, particularly with regards to the Origin game just gone. Their two prior meetings in Adelaide were split each way and in a coin flip, it’s the more consistent and defensively stronger Storm who will take the chocolates.
Tip: Sydney Roosters at $2.00
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Daniel Tupou at $9.00
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 16. Sitili Tupouniua6. Drew Hutchison 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Zane Tetevano 9. Victor Radley 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Isaac Liu 14. Nat Butcher 15. Lindsay Collins 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Mitchell Aubusson 18. Poasa Faamausili 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Brett Morris
Players cut: 5. Ryan Hall 16. Sitili Tupouniua
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Joe Stimson 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 21. Sandor Earl
Players cut: 4. Marion Seve 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change