Queensland Country Bank Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 19 NRL game between Nth Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm. The game kicks off at 7:55 pm with Melbourne Storm heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Nth Queensland Cowboys vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday July 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Where: Queensland Country Bank Stadium
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Nth Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm Odds
Nth Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm Preview
The Storm have opened -24 point favourites at the line as they hope to extend their impressive winning streak to 15 games against the Cowboys.
Melbourne dished out the punishment last week in a 48-4 beatdown over the Knights, a result Craig Bellamy will be hoping his side can replicate against a Cowboys team that has now lost five in a row.
North Queensland appeared in the finals hunt a month ago, but a few nasty injuries – including one to centre Javid Bowen last week – has made life very tough.
To make matters worse, the Storm have won 11 straight games over the Cowboys dating back to 2016 – a record they’ll more than likely add to on Friday night.
Playing up in Townsville can be tough for some teams, but the fact the Storm have played to a 6-2 record on the road this year cancels out any home-field advantage.
Not surprisingly, Melbourne also leads the league in points scored by a wide margin this year, which doesn’t bode well particularly well against a Cowboys outfit that has conceded 30+ points in their last three games.
Since value is a little scarce head-to-head, it’s worth noting that the Cowboys and Storm have both seen 11 of their 17 games go Over the Total this year, so the line/points double does look a nice option.
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Nth Queensland Cowboys vs Melbourne Storm Teams
Cowboys team: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Murray Taulagi 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Kane Bradley 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Tom Dearden 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Tom Gilbert 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 17. Jake Granville 18. Lachlan Burr 19. Michael Bell 20. Peter Hola 21. Daejarn Asi
Storm team: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cooper Johns 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Chris Lewis 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tui Kamikamica 14. Aaron Booth 15. Aaron Pene 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Trent Loiero 19. Jordan Grant 20. Isaac Lumelume 21. Marion Seve