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Storm vs Raiders Betting Tips - Points to be at a premium at AAMI Park?

  • Storm and Raiders meet in a repeat of finals clash
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Gary Emmerson 28 May 2020
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Storm vs Raiders Betting Tips & Match Preview


Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders meet in a rematch of last year's dramatic qualifying final with the visitors looking to repeat the victory when they head back to AAMI Park on Saturday night.

The NRL Round 3 is a repeat of the finals clash that the Raiders won 12-10 en route to make it to the Grand Final, where the ultimately lost to the Sydney Roosters. Both sides are 2-0 and unbeaten ahead of the restart of the season.

Storm Form & Team News


The Storm started the 2020 in perfect fashion, winning their opening two games before things came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. They defeated Manly 18-4 on the opening weekend and won 12-10 at the Cronulla Sharks to sit as one of six unbeaten sides along with the Raiders.

Storm lose Tui Kamikamica and Tom Eisenhuth for what is a first home game of the season, with Brandon Smith and Christian Welch added to the bench.

Storm line-up: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Christian Welch 17. Max King. Reserves: 18. Tom Eisenhuth 19. Brenko Lee 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Darryn Schonig.

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Raiders Form & Team News


The Raiders also won their two opening game of the campaign as they bounced back from Grand Final heartache in perfect fashion. Wins over Gold Coast Titans (24-6) and the New Zealand Warriors (20-6) on the Gold Coast were about as comprehensive as you get.

Why change a winning formula? The Raiders have opted to stick with the same 17 that defeated the Warriors but there is a place for Jordan Rapana among the reserves after rejoining the club following a spell in Japanese rugby. John Bateman is still an absentee after shoulder surgery.

Raiders line-up: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh. Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Michael Oldfield. Reserves: 18. Jordan Rapana 19. Matt Frawley 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Tom Starling.

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Storm vs Raiders Head to Head


Fresh in the memory is the Raiders' qualifying final victory in Melbourne last year. Canberra also claimed a 22-18 win over the Storm at AAMI Park in Round 22, and they will head to Melbourne full of confidence. The overall picture, however, is just 13 wins from 44 head to heads down the years.

Storm vs Raiders Betting Odds


Melbourne Storm are clear favourites to remain unbeaten with SportsBetting.com.au making them $1.59 to gain revenge on the Raiders. Canberra are $2.34 to make it three wins in a row at AAMI Park. The line has been set at 3.5 points.

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Storm vs Raiders Match Up


Two unbeaten sides go head to head in what promises to be a thriller. The Storm grinded out their two wins, while the Raiders were free scoring in victories in the opening two rounds and conceded just two tries. This will boil down to the respective defences in what is likely to be a tight affair. Melbourne have revenge on their mind after last year's finals loss.

Storm vs Raiders Key Stats


  • The Raiders have won the last two meetings at AAMI Park
  • Both sides are 2-0 for the season
  • Defence has been key for both sides, with Storm conceding just three tries and Raiders just two

Storm v Raiders FAQs

When is the Storm v Raiders game taking place?

Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders kicks off at 7.30pm AEST on Saturday, 30 March.

Where is the Storm v Raiders game taking place?

At AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Where can I live stream Storm v Raiders?

Visit our live streaming page for information on how you can watch the Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders game.

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Verdict

The total points has to be the play in this game. Defence has been key throughout the opening two rounds for both sides and that shouldn't any different. 

Expect another tight one - probably edged by the Storm - with points at a premium.

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