Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tip – Storm -14 handicap – 26th June 2020

Warriors likely to fall to the Melbourne Storm

Sandor Earl / Melbourne Storm ©imago images / AAP June 23, 2020

AustraliaMelbourne Storm vs New Zealand WarriorsAustralia
26th June 0900hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Storm -14 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 01:08 GMT, Tuesday, 23rd June

The Warriors are not likely going to be looking forward to this one. It has been a season of struggles from them and they suffered a hammering at the hands of the Rabbitohs last weekend.

Next up for them is a game against the Melbourne Storm who had a good bit of momentum stopped by the Penrith Panthers last weekend. Will they bounce back as heavy odds-on favourites?

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Storm can do some damage to the Warriors

Just when the Melbourne Storm looked to be handling things a little better after back to back wins, a loss came along. It was a 14-21 reverse against the efficient Panthers for Melbourne last weekend.

That leaves the Storm on a W4 L2 record for the season. They will be aiming for a big bounce-back performance in this one against easier opposition than what they faced last weekend.

The Storm won both meetings with the Warriors in last season’s Premiership. Their winning streak over their New Zealand counterparts goes back a lot further than that.

The Melbourne Storm are on an eight match winning streak against the New Zealand Warriors currently.

They are big odds-on favourites to extend that streak when they meet against on Friday.

Our betting prediction:
Melbourne Storm 19+ Wining Margin

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(odds taken 01:08 GMT, Tuesday, 23rd June)

Only the Manly Sea Eagles have produced fewer points scored in matches than the Storm have done this season.

But they are one of just five teams to have conceded less than 80 points so far in this campaign.

The average margin of victory for the Melbourne Storm in this season’s NRL is eleven points.

They are facing a poor Warriors side here and would be comfortable backing a Melbourne -14 handicap at 10/11* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 01:51 GMT on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020).


Warriors wobble badly again

It was a 12-40 reverse that the Warriors suffered last weekend against the Rabbitohs. That leaves them on a W2 L4 record for the season. Their defeats this season have been by an average of 22 points.

So that paints a sorry picture for them. While they haven’t exactly been watertight in defence, their lack of scoring has been even more problematic for them.

They are just two sides in the ladder who have produced fewer than the 73 scored by the Warriors. Their last two defeats in the Premiership have been by margins of 26 points (Panthers) and 28 (Rabbitohs).

It’s fair to say that they are in a tough spot. But before last weekend’s loss against the Rabbitohs they had actually churned out a decent performance in pulling off a big shock to beat the Cowboys.

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But they don’t look as if the consistency is going to be the to keep on beating stronger sides.

They have conceded almost twice as many points this season in matches than Melbourne have currently done.

This fixture is being played in Sydney at the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

The Warriors have won one of three previous games there, with the Storm winning 4 of 6 at the venue.


Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Advice

The Warriors just had a terrible day at the office last weekend. They were struggling with injuries and couldn’t put anything together. It resulted in the sacking of coach Stephen Kearney.

They probably are not going to stand up too well against the Storm. Melbourne have been in good nick recently and they can get a good, comfortable win on the board.


Key Facts – Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors Betting Tip

  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 7 against the Warriors
  • Melbourne Storm are 4-2 this season
  • New Zealand Warriors are the second lowest scoring team in the Premiership


That should do wonders for them after slipping to a somewhat surprising defeat against Penrith last weekend.

But they are good enough to bounce back and a Storm -14 handicap at 10/11* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 01:51 GMT on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020) is fancied.


The best betting odds for Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors

Melbourne Storm to win: 1/10 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
New Zealand Warriors: 19/5 at Bet365