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NRL Round 25 Game of the Round, Cronulla vs. Melbourne

Check out the preview and best bets of the BetDeluxe NRL Round 25 Game of the Round between the Sharks and the Storm.

Friday night football from CBUS Super Stadium between Cronulla and Melbourne. 

The BetDeluxe NRL crew has gone through the head to head, first try scorer and total points scored markets to deliver the best bets.

head to head

September 3rd 6:00pm

Melbourne Storm meets Cronulla knowing a win will guarantee it the minor premiership this season, while for the Sharks it’s the prospect of holding down the eighth spot that has them motivated.

The incredible 18-game winning streak held by the Storm was brought to a halt last week after going down to resurgent Parramatta Eels outfit. 

Ironically, it was the Eels who last defeated the Storm prior to their monumental run. 

The loss was made even worse with star tryscorer Josh Addo-Carr suffering a hamstring injury that is likely to keep him out of the first week of finals and potentially beyond.

The Sharks, meanwhile, scored a 24-16 victory over Brisbane thanks to Braydon Trindall’s heroics. 

Cronulla was not much of a challenge for Melbourne last time the two teams faced each other as Reimis Smith scores a hat trick.  

This should be another Storm victory, but the Sharks are capable of covering the line at the neutral venue.

Suggested Bet: Cronulla Sharks +9.5 at $1.94

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Cronulla +9.5
Leg 2: Total points over 46.5 
Leg 3: R. Papenhuyzen anytime tryscorer
Combined odds = $7

first try scorer

Sione Katoa/Ryan Papenhuyzen

With Josh Addo-Carr ruled out with a hamstring injury, the opportunity arises for Ryan Papenhuyzen to make his authority felt on the contest early.

The star fullback will be looking to make all the play throughout this contest and his explosive burst away from tackles is what to look for. 

Sharks winger Sione Katoa will be the threat. 

Katoa was able to score the first try last week against Brisbane, so his early scoring form is on song leading into this game. 

Suggested Bets: 
S. Katoa first try at $11
R. Papenhuyzen first try at $11

total points scored

Over 46.5

Gold Coast is going to provide us with a cool and a clear night come Friday which should ensure a flowing game with scoring.

The last time these two teams the score ventured out to 54 points.  

There is definitely a chance of that happening again with the Sharks in much better form and looking dangerous on offence. 

Melbourne, too, would have made offence a focus point on the training track this week after a lacklustre display last week. 

Suggested Bet: Total points over 46.5 at $1.90

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