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Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm NRL R7 betting tips

Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm NRL Betting Odds & Game Info
Best odds Roosters +100 at Unibet | Storm -108.7 at Neds
When Thursday, April 18 | 7:50pm AEST
Where Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Last time they met Storm 18–12 Roosters (FW2, 2023)
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Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm best bets

Sydney Roosters -1.5


Under 39.5 total points


Daniel Tupou anytime tryscorer


NRL R7: Roosters v Storm match preview

Round seven of the 2024 NRL Premiership kicks off in Sydney on Thursday night with the Roosters looking to continue their winning ways when they host the in-form Melbourne Storm at Allianz Stadium.

Following losses to the Bulldogs and Panthers, the Roosters secured a two-point win against a Knights side led by an injured Kalyn Ponga last week in Newcastle. The Storm also won by two points against a tenacious Bulldogs side in Melbourne, having beaten the Broncos by the same margin the week prior.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson welcomes back captain James Tedesco at fullback, shifting Joseph Manu back to the centres and Joseph Aukuso-Suaalii to the wing. Sam Walker has been named in the reserves and could be a late inclusion at halfback, which would push Luke Keary to five-eighth, Connor Watson to the bench and Zach Dockar-Clay back to the reserves.

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy welcomes back front-row enforcer Nelson Asofa-Solomona to the starting side in place of the injured Tui Kamikamica (calf). Joe Chan returns from injury for Tepai Moeroa, who hurt his back against the Bulldogs.


Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm R7 teams

Sydney Roosters

Sydney Roosters

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Michael Jennings
  4. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii
  5. Connor Watson
  6. Luke Keary
  7. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  8. Brandon Smith
  9. Lindsay Collins
  10. Nat Butcher
  11. Angus Crichton
  12. Victor Radley
  13. Zach Dockar-Clay
  14. Naufahu Whyte
  15. Egan Butcher
  16. Terrell May
Melbourne Storm Teams List

Melbourne Storm

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
  2. Will Warbrick
  3. Reimis Smith
  4. Nick Meaney
  5. Xavier Coates
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Jahrome Hughes
  8. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Josh King
  11. Shawn Blore
  12. Eliesa Katoa
  13. Trent Loiero
  14. Tyran Wishart
  15. Christian Welch
  16. Joe Chan
  17. Alec MacDonald

Roosters v Storm NRL R7 betting predictions

The Roosters come into this match with an extra day’s rest compared to the Storm and have won each of their last 12 matches when playing with this advantage. The Storm have failed to cover the line in 10 of their last 11 starts, and their last four matches have been decided by six points or less. Expect the home side to win well in front of their home crowd and cover the -1.5 handicap at good odds of +102 with BetOnline.

Although dry conditions are expected, dew on the field and ball could become an issue as temperatures drop across Sydney. Some 15 of the Storm’s last 20 interstate night matches have gone under the total points line, while the Roosters may also struggle to score points given Melbourne’s defensive mindset. There is great value in the -111.11 quote for this match to fall below 39.5 total points.

Daniel Tupou’s form on the wing for the Roosters over the last three weeks has been brilliant, recording three tries from 13 tackle breaks and six line breaks. Tupou is equally matched for size against Xavier Coates but is considerably more experienced, while he has scored in each of the Roosters’ last three matches in Sydney. Expect the veteran winger to score a try at some stage, which is paying +130 with top NRL bookmakers.

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