The competitive action in the NRL continues this week, as the Brisbane Broncos bid to extend their advantage at the top of the rugby standings. They come into this game after winning eight from ten this term.
However, the Melbourne Storm has also enjoyed a solid start to the campaign. The hosts could enhance their playoff chances this weekend if they are able to pick up a sixth win in ten games. You can find the latest rugby odds, and our Storm vs Broncos prediction here.
Melbourne Storm vs. Brisbane Broncos Information
Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos
Location of the Game: AAMI Park, Melbourne.
Date and Time: Thursday, May 11, 5:50 AM ET.
How to Watch: NRL Player
Melbourne Storm vs. Brisbane Broncos Recent Scores
This will be the 53rd clash between the Storm and Broncos in the NRL. Before making a Storm vs Broncos prediction, it is important to consider that the Broncos have picked up just 13 wins.
The Storm hold the clear advantage in previous meetings, as they have registered 38 wins overall. Furthermore, the Storm holds a dominant recent advantage, as they have landed victories in each of the previous 12 clashes between the sides. The most recent of those wins was a 60-12 success in August 2022.
Melbourne Storm vs. Brisbane Broncos Betting Analysis
Melbourne Storm Facts To Know
It has been a reliable start to the season for the Storm this term, as they sit sixth in the overall standings after nine rounds of matches. They have played a game fewer than three of the five teams located above them in the standings, while they have claimed five victories from the games that they have played.
However, they will be looking to get back on track this weekend, as they have lost two of their previous three matches. The most recent of those came in the Magic Round, as they lost 28-12 against the Rabbitohs. That was the third straight match in which they had allowed at least 18 points.
Brisbane Broncos Facts To Know
The Brisbane Broncos remain among the popular rugby league predictions when it comes to the team that could win the NRL this term. No side in the competition has recorded more victories to this point, while they sit two points clear of the Rabbitohs at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, the Broncos also boast the best points difference in the NRL, and come into this game after a strong outing last weekend.
It was the manner of the performance that would have pleased Kevin Walters the most, as the Broncos bounced back from a 32-6 loss against the Rabbitohs with a pleasing 32-6 win over the Sea Eagles on Friday.
That was the third time in four outings that they had scored at least 26 points, with the only exception to that trend coming against the high-flying Rabbitohs on April 28.
The Broncos will be without Kurt Capewell this weekend, while Corey Oates isn’t expected to be fit enough to start. Meanwhile, George Jennings, Alec MacDonald, and Dean Leremia remain out for the Storm.
Melbourne Storm vs. Brisbane Broncos Betting Preview
- Melbourne Storm: -148
- Brisbane Broncos: +120
- Melbourne Storm (-2.5): -110
- Brisbane Broncos (+2.5): -110
- Total Points: Over 41.5 (-110) Under 41.5 (-110)
Melbourne Storm vs. Brisbane Broncos Betting Prediction
It is incredibly difficult to overlook the Storm and their excellent record in this fixture before making a Storm vs Broncos prediction. For that reason, we find it testing to merit support for the visiting side.
Therefore, a selection on the Storm on the moneyline looks to be our standout selection.
- Pick: Melbourne Storm (-148)
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