|Canterbury Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm NRL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|NRL betting odds||Bulldogs $13 at Sportsbet | Storm $1.04 at BetOnline|
|When||Saturday, April 10 at 5:30pm AEST|
|Where||Stadium Australia – Sydney, New South Wales|
|Last time they met||Storm 41-10 Bulldogs (R13, 2020)|
|Watch live||Fox League, Kayo|
It will take something akin to a miracle for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to keep up with the Melbourne Storm when they face off at Stadium Australia this Saturday night in round five of the 2021 NRL Premiership.
At $13, the Bulldogs are the most despised outsider in NRL betting history. Canterbury haven’t scored a solitary point since March 12 and last week became just the second team in history to go three straight games without scoring, and there will be plenty who believe they will extend that run to four. For a club who have won eight premierships, we are watching their darkest days on-field right before our eyes.
The Melbourne Storm at $1.04 are at even shorter odds than the Rabbitohs in round five, which highlights the current disparity between the top and bottom clubs. To have four players at single figures in the first tryscorer market is also another indication of how lopsided this fixture is expected to be.
Key matchup: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak vs Storm defence
The Canterbury Bulldogs face an almighty opponent on the field this weekend, but the inner demons they face are proving to get the better of them. Finding where they might score a try against an outstanding defensive unit is proving hard, but just getting that first one off a kick might help break the shackles and build some confidence. Corey Allan has been switched to centre to accommodate Dallin Watene-Zelezniak at fullback, who might be the guy the Bulldogs strike through. For a fullback to be $6 to score at any time tells you just how rank Canterbury have been, but perhaps his support play signals the Bulldogs are going to try and be a more offload-centric team moving forward. DWZ against a tiring middle is where things could happen for the Doggies.
Canterbury Bulldogs betting info
Some of the numbers are comical and sad all at once. Nick Cotric at $23 is the shortest-priced Bulldog to score first, while his rival Josh Addo-Carr is just $6. They are being given a +27.5 line by the online bookmakers, which is comfortably the longest handicap ever seen in a betting market for an NRL contest, but it’s completely justified. If you are brave enough, Cotric at $4.20 and DWZ at $6 are the best options to crash over at some stage for the Dogs.
- Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
- Nick Cotric
- Will Hopoate
- Corey Allan
- Tuipulotu Katoa
- Jake Averillo
- Kyle Flanagan
- Luke Thompson
- Sione Katoa
- Jack Hetherington
- Adam Elliott
- Corey Waddell
- Josh Jackson
- Jackson Topine
- Renouf Atoni
- Dylan Napa
- Ofahiki Ogden
Melbourne Storm betting info
Sportsbet.com.au has jumped on to the Ryan Papenhuyzen train after his four-try effort against Brisbane, offering some fantastic specials to spice this game up. The $1.40 for him to score more points than the Bulldogs is a better option than taking the Storm in the head-to-head market. The $2.75 for Papenhuyzen to outscore the Bulldogs by 10 points is one to get on, as he may only need to kick five goals to do so. Josh Addo-Carr at $6.50 with Neds is the best option to score the first try and will no doubt be backed from here to Timbuctoo.
- Ryan Papenhuyzen
- George Jennings
- Reimis Smith
- Justin Olam
- Josh Addo-Carr
- Cameron Munster
- Jahrome Hughes
- Jesse Bromwich
- Brandon Smith
- Christian Welch
- Felise Kaufusi
- Kenneath Bromwich
- Nelson Asofa-Solomona
- Chris Lewis
- Tui Kamikamica
- Tom Eisenhuth
- Nicho Hynes
Bulldogs vs Storm betting prediction
The Melbourne Storm at the -27.5 line is the way to go. Some 12 of the first 32 games this season have been decided by 20 or more points, so logic is telling us this one will go that way.
Melbourne Storm -27.5
Bulldogs vs Storm same game multi
Storm -27.5 into Josh Addo-Carr to score the first try at $9.75 with Sportsbet is well and truly on the cards.
Storm -27.5 / Addo-Carr anytime tryscorer
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