Sunshine Coast Stadium will play host to Sunday's Round 16 NRL game between Melbourne Storm and Manly Sea Eagles. The game kicks off at 4:05 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Melbourne Storm vs. Manly Sea Eagles game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday August 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium
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Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles Odds
Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles Preview
The Storm have a real chance to right their wrongs this week when they take on a struggling Manly side that is limping to the finish line.
With a host of players missing last week it was no real surprise to watch Melbourne come up short to the Eels, but with Cameron Smith set to return from a shoulder injury, the Storm should have problem running over the top of a depleted Sea Eagles outfit.
Manly found themselves on the back foot early last week against the Rabbitohs and never recovered.
The Sea Eagles failed to find the line during the first half while the Bunnies scored six unanswered down the other end.
A similar start will no doubt cost Manly dearly on Sunday, although the Sea Eagles can rest a little easier knowing Cameron Munster is likely to remain on the sidelines alongside Brandon Smith, who broke his jaw last week.
Still, the Storm have consistently been a solid bounce-back bet for years now and it’s difficult to see this one turning out any other way.
Melbourne are 4-0 head-to-head and at the line following a previous loss over the last 12 months, so this one really isn’t worth overcomplicating.
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Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles Tip
Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles Teams
Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Marion Seve 3. Brenko Lee 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tom Eisenhuth 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 14. Nicholas Hynes 15. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16. Sandor Earl 17. Darryn Schonig 18. Ryley Jacks 19. Chris Lewis 20. Albert Vete 21. Isaac Lumelume
Sea Eagles: 1. Tevita Funa 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Jack Gosiewski 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13 Jake Trbojevic 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Albert Hopoate 19. Abbas Miski 20. Morgan Boyle 21. Haumole Olakau’atu