will play host to Saturday's Round 5 NRL game between Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm. The game kicks off at 5:30 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday April 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Odds
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Preview
Canterbury’s defence has been historically bad to start the season and things aren’t about to get any easier this week against the Storm.
The Dogs suffered their third consecutive shutout last week against the Bunnies – a result that has not surprisingly left Melbourne as -26 favourites at the line.
The Storm, meanwhile, cruised to a 34-point blowout over the Broncos thanks to a dazzling four try performance from star full back Ryan Papenhuyzen.
On one hand, the Dogs do have some decent talent through the middle to limit Melbourne’s opportunities, but considering they’ve allowed 24 points or more in all four of their games so far, another blowout looks imminent.
To make matters worse, the Storm have historically dominated the Bulldogs over the last few years.
Melbourne hasn’t lost to Canterbury since 2016, while last year’s 41-10 loss remains firmly at the back of Trent Barrett’s mind.
With a strong 3-1 record as the away favourite at the line against the Dogs, this one really isn’t worth overcomplicating.
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm Teams
Bulldogs team: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tui Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Sione Katoa 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Jackson Topine 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Dylan Napa 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Brandon Wakeham 20. Chris Smith 21. Joe Stimson 22. Dean Britt
Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Chris Lewis 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nicholas Hynes 18. Aaron Pene 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Brenko Lee 21. Harry Grant