GIO Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 11 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm. The game kicks off at 7:35 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday May 22, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Where: GIO Stadium
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Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm Odds
Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm Preview
The Raiders snapped their five-game losing streak last week with a win over the Dogs, but Ricky Stuart’s men still left a lot to be desired heading into a clash with the runaway Storm on Saturday.
Canberra staved off a gutsy fightback from Canterbury to walk away two-point victors, but they’ll need to improve drastically on that effort if they wish to knock off the top-scoring side in the comp.
Melbourne, meanwhile, cruised to its seventh straight win last week a dominant victory over the Dragons, although head coach Craig Bellamy will be sweating on Ryan Papenhuyzen’s status after the star fullback suffered a head knock.
Even so, the Storm proved to everyone last week that they have enough depth to overcome Cameron Munster’s injury, so even if Papz sits, they should be winning this game against a Canberra team that still can’t string together two consistent halves.
It’s also worth noting that 11 of the last 15 games between these two sides have gone Under the Total, so we could also be in for a low-scoring game if Canberra’s weather lives up to its reputation.
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Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm Teams
Raiders team: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Semi Valemi 6. Sam Williams 7. George Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young 14. Brad Schneider 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Ryan James 18. Matthew Timoko 19. Iosia Soliola 20. Siliva Havili 21. Harry Rushton
Storm team: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Chris Lewis 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aaron Pene 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Aaron Booth 19. Cooper Johns 20. Trent Loiero 21. Dean Ieremia