Bankwest Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 15 NRL game between Parramatta Eels and Melbourne Storm. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Parramatta Eels heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Parramatta Eels vs. Melbourne Storm game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday August 20, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Where: Bankwest Stadium
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Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm Odds
Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm Preview
The Storm have edged their way into favouritism in the NRL Premiership market following last week’s enormous win over the Roosters.
Parramatta, meanwhile, are simply looking to bounce-back after having their unbeaten run at Bankwest snapped by the Dragons last week.
Once again, the Eels failed to play a full 80 minutes against St George, a trait that is sure to cost them against a red-hot Storm side shooting for nine wins in a row.
Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster are both a chance to return this week for Melbourne, but the Storm do look a little thin out wide with Suliasi Vunivalu nursing a broken jaw.
The Eels came away from their clash with the Dragons unscathed and they will need every bit of help they can get if they are to shake the purple monkey off their back.
Melbourne has won each of its last four games over the Eels dating back to 2017 with two of those wins coming by 30+ points.
The Storm also holds the best record in the league when it comes to covering the line at 10-4, so with a few familiar faces returning, you have to fancy Melbourne to cover this slim line.
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Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm Teams
Eels team: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown 14. Ray Stone 15. Marata Niukore 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Andrew Davey 19. Haze Dunster
Players cut: 20. Will Smith 21. Brad Takairangi
Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Sandor Earl 3. Brenko Lee 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 20. Cooper Johns 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 14. Nicholas Hynes 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Albert Vete 21. Darryn Schonig 18. Marion Seve 19. Chris Lewis