Allianz Stadium – Monday 1st June, 2015 at 7pm
TV: Fox Sports 1
THIS match couldn’t have been scripted any better, coming off the back of a tough origin encounter on Wednesday night.
Both sides have key players backing up, re-emphasising the importance of post-match recovery. Melbourne’s spine, consisting of Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith, along with centre Will Chambers all return to their positions. The Roosters also have a large chunk of their back-line returning on Monday, including halfback Mitchell Pearce, centre Michael Jennings and winger Daniel Tupou.
The Roosters and Storm are coming into this game on the back of two consecutive victories and both return from a bye round last week.
Trent Robinson’s Sydney Roosters are sixth on the NRL ladder with five wins and five losses for the season, while Craig Bellamy’s Melbourne Storm are sitting pretty in third position, having won seven of their 10 encounters.
The Storm currently lead the head-to-head battle between these two sides 15-13 and it’s important to note Melbourne’s horrible record of eight wins and 13 losses at Allianz Stadium.
The punters cash have come thick and fast for a Roosters’ victory.
South Sydney is paying just $1.90 with sportsbet.com.au and punters clearly believe the Storms poor Allianz record will continue – they have blown out to $2.90 with Crownbet.com.au. Melbourne Storm fans can get great value for their side at both 1-12 and 13+, with a +7.5 start at Sportsbet.com.au.
Sydney Roosters 1-12 $3.05 at crownbet.com.au
Sydney Roosters 13+ $2.85 at sportsbet.com.au
Melbourne Storm 1-12 $4.40 at luxbet.com.au
Melbourne Storm 13+ $9.50 at luxbet.com.au
First try-scorer betting chances
With plenty of fast backs in this game, selecting a first-try scorer is a difficult task.
Will Chambers had a sensational game on Wednesday night and is great value at $13.00 for the Melbourne Storm.
Crownbet.com.au is offering great odds for punters, with the most likely first-try scorers being:
Daniel Tupou (Roosters) $9.50
Shaun-Kenny Dowall (Roosters) $10.00
Marika Koroibete (Storm) $10.00
Michael Jennings (Roosters) $11.00
Mahe Fonua (Storm) $12.00
Mitch Aubusson (Roosters) $12.00
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Roosters) $12.00
Billy Slater (Storm) $13.00
Will Chambers (Storm) $13.00
Some of the other exotic markets punters can play with for try-scorers include first-try scorer for Roosters or Storm, to score a try in the match, last try-scorer and first-try scorer for each half.
Betting summary for Roosters vs. Storm
The Sydney Roosters have a definite home advantage tomorrow night, with punters confidence in the men from Bondi, reassured by the Storm’s poor record at Allianz Stadium.
As always, there are plenty of markets punters can explore with the half/full time double always providing plenty of value. The Melbourne Storm are renowned for their explosive starts in matches, with sportsbet.com.au offering $8.00 for a Storm/Roosters double. Other combinations include:
Roosters/Roosters $1.83 at crownbet.com.au
Roosters/Storm $12.00 at sportsbet.com.au
Storm/Storm $4.50 at crownbet.com.au
The first try-scorer and match-winning double also provides great value for punters, with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to score the first-try and the Roosters to win paying $15.00 and for a Billy Slater first-try and the Melbourne Storm to be victorious is returning juicy odds of $23.00.
Despite all the money coming for the Sydney Roosters, the Melbourne Storm origin players will still be on a high after a brilliant one-point win on Wednesday night.
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