Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm Betting Tip – Storm +8 Handicap – 13th August 2020

Storm can complete the season-double over the Roosters

Ryan Hall / Roosters ©imago images / AAP 08/06/2020

Australia Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm Australia
13th August 10:50hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Storm +8 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even money odds taken 06:11 GMT on Monday, 10th August

We should be in for a humdinger of a game in this one. It’s a top four clash in the NRL ladder.

The Roosters and Storm are powering along in great shape and they are the top-two scoring sides this season.

An epic clash is set to happen. Who gets the win?

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Sydney Roosters Preview – Roosters continue with momentum

It is a three match winning streak that the Roosters are currently on in the Premiership.

Last weekend they produced a 24-16 victory over the Dragons.

Each of their last three wins in the season have been by a margin of 8 points or fewer.

The Sydney Roosters are the second highest scoring team in the NRL, but their scoring rate has started to decline a little bit.

It is a 4-2 record that the Roosters have taken in their designated home fixtures for this campaign.

The average winning margin for them has been 20 points.

But because they are taking on the Storm, we can’t push a margin like that.

A Roosters -8 is at even money with bet365* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 06:11 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020)

Our betting prediction:
Storm 1-5 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 06:11 GMT on Monday, 10th August)


It has been an average of 27 points per game that the Roosters have come up with.

That’s just a couple per game on average more than the Storm.

The Roosters have played in the last two NRL Grand Finals, winning both of them.

They have been carrying along their form with a sizable injury list, missing 9 players last weekend.


Melbourne Storm Preview – Storm blowing hot

Melbourne are sitting in second place in the ladder and have some huge momentum with a five-match winning streak going.

They are W11 L2 in this campaign overall.

With 350 points tallied for the campaign, Melbourne closed out round 13 last weekend as the league’s top scorers.

A big haul of 41 points in a demolition job against the struggling Bulldogs helped them get there and surpass the Roosters.

The Storm have now scored at least 40 points in three of their last four fixtures.

Impressively as well, they haven’t given up more than 16 points in any of their last five.

It’s been some cracking form from them but despite that they are the 21/10 underdogs for this game* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 06:11 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020).

That having been said they are not to be dismissed easily.

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This will be the second meeting between the Storm and Roosters as they met just back on July 2nd.

They produced a stunner of a match as well, the Storm just getting across the finish line in a dramatic ending.

It was a 27-25 point that they took.

The recent head to head between the two of the dominating forces in the NRL, is even.

They have split things at four wins over the last eight meetings. Sydney have won their last two in Sydney against the Storm.


Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm Betting Advice

This is a real mouth-watering clash and if the first meeting between them this season is anything to go buy, we can’t wait to get stuck into this.

Now, neither are at full strength. They are both certainly weakened compared to what they were like when they met in July.

In total, of the nine players who scored in this season’s first meeting between the Storm and Roosters, didn’t play last weekend.

However, it is the Roosters who are just a bit worse off in that department and their dip in scoring over the last few weeks has told a clear picture there.


Key Facts – Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm Betting Tip

  • Sydney Roosters are on a 3 match winning streak
  • Sydney Roosters are the two-time defending Premiers
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last five league games


Because of that, we see some value in the Storm completing the league double over them for this campaign.

They are just running that little bit hotter at the moment and we would swing towards the match outright on them.

However, backing a +8 on such a form team at even money is the way to go* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 06:11 GMT on Monday, 10th August 2020).


The best betting odds for Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm

Sydney Roosters to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Melbourne Storm to win: 2/1 at Bet365