Netstrata Jubilee Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 2 NRL game between Cronulla Sharks 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 Cronulla Sharks vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday March 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Where: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
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Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Odds
Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Preview
This growing rivalry has typically been one of the toughest games to predict over the last five years and we should be in for another classic based on last week’s performances.
Cronulla failed to get the job done against the Bunnies, but the Sharks can take plenty away from their miraculous second half fight back with only one errant forward pass preventing them from extra time.
Speaking of the second half, Craig Bellamy has to be happy with how his side responded out of the sheds against Manly to go on and win 18-4 at Brookvale.
The Sharks do have a couple of injuries concerns to note here with Bronson Xerri and Josh Dugan likely out for at least another week. Winger Ronaldo Mulitalo also picked up a head knock against Souths and will be evaluated later in the week.
Betting against Melbourne in the first four weeks of the year is always a risky play, but back-to-back games on the road is a tough ask for a team that played two completely different halves last week.
On one hand, you could look at Cronulla’s outs and wonder how they’ll fend off the Storm for a full 80-minutes, but keep in mind, this is a fixture they always get up for.
If you throw in the Sharks’ perfect 2-0 record as the line underdog at home against Melbourne, the +5.5 here is some nice insurance to have.
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