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Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Tips


Melbourne and Gold Goast are missing some key players but the Storm have much more strength in depth. I am backing the Storm in the handicap markets with Brandon Smith to keep scoring tries.

  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 9 games.
  • Melbourne Storm have scored 40+ points in 7 of their last 9 games.
  • Melbourne Storm have won by 24+ points in their last 5 games.
  • Melbourne Storm’s Brandon Smith has scored 5 tries in his last 4 games.
  • Melbourne Storm have won 9 of their last 10 games against Gold Coast Titans.
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 6 games at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
  • Gold Coast Titans have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
  • Gold Coast Titans have lost by 28+ points in 2 of their last 3 games.
  • Gold Coast Titans have conceded 36+ points in 5 of their last 7 games.

Head to Head


Melbourne Storm have a 16-6 advantage against Gold Coast Titans.

Melbourne have won nine of the last 10 encounters including 42-6 last season.

Melbourne Storm Form


Melbourne have won their last nine games and are regularly winning by big margins. The Storm have won by 22+ points in their last six games.

Craig Bellamy's side beat South Sydney 50-0, St George Illawarra 44-18 and followed up with a 34-10 win in Canberra.

Melbourne crushed Brisbane 40-12 last week. They did it with a 70% completion rate, making 8-1 line breaks with Nicho Hynes creating havoc from fullback.

Melbourne Storm Team News


Melbourne are missing Harry Grant, Christian Welch, Cameron Munster, Josh Addo-Carr and Felise Kaufusi due to Origin.

Kenny Bromwich starts in the second row and Dean Ieremia replaces Addo-Carr on the wing. Cooper Johns starts at five-eighth with Nelson Asofa-Solomona starting in the front row. 

Ryley Jacks (concussion) returns from injury on an extended bench. Tom Eisenhuth needs to complete HIA protocols to take his place in the side.

Melbourne Storm Line Up


1. Nicho Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Dean Ieremia 6. Cooper Johns 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Tom Eisenhuth 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aaron Booth 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Chris Lewis 17. Aaron Pene 18. Jordan Grant 19. Isaac Lumelume 20. Trent Loiero 21. Ryley Jacks

Gold Coast Titans Form


Gold Coast have lost five of their last seven games. Just when you think they have turned a corner, they throw in a shocker.

The Titans beat Wests Tigers 36-28 before a 48-12 loss to the Panthers. They then beat Canterbury 30-20 before a 38-10 loss against Cronulla.

Brian Kelly opened the scoring against the Sharks but it was downhill from there. They missed a massive 49 tackles in a game to forget.

Gold Coast Titans Team News


Gold Coast are missing four players due to Origin including AJ Brimson, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, David Fifita and Moeaki Fotuaika. That’s a huge loss.

Ash Taylor returns from injury to partner Jamal Fogarty in the halves and Jayden Campbell makes his NRL debut at fullback. Tyrone Peachey returns from suspension on the bench.

Joseph Vuna has been named on the bench for his first NRL game since 2018.

Jaimin Jolliffe replaces Moeaki Fotuaika in the front row, Sam Stone replaces David Fifita in the second row and Sam McIntyre replaces Tino Fa'asuamaleaui at lock.

Gold Coast Titans Line Up


1. Jayden Campbell 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ash Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Sam McIntyre 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Erin Clark 16. Jai Whitbread 17. Joseph Vuna 18. Tanah Boyd 19. Esan Marsters 20. Greg Marzhew 21. Darius Farmer
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Verdict

Melbourne have shown they can perform without many of their star players. The same can’t be said for the Titans who are in line for a heavy defeat.

Melbourne’s Brandon Smith has scored five tries in his last four games and worth backing in the tryscorer markets.

Best Bet: Melbourne Storm -22 Handicap @100.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Melbourne Storm -39.5 Handicap @400.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Value Bet: Brandon Smith Anytime Tryscorer @162.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Brandon Smith First Tryscorer @1400.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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