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Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels
The Melbourne Storm take on the Parramatta Eels in this round 9 match up from the 2019 NRL season at the first ever NRL Magic Weekend at the iconic Suncorp Stadium and the great news for all Rugby League fans is that you can watch all of the action from this match, and from ever game at the NRL Magic Weekend via our NRL live streaming partners.
After a dominant start to the season the Storm are now playing catch against the Sydney duo of the Roosters and Rabbitohs but with just 2 points separating the top 4, each game is a must win to keep pace at the top of the best teams in the NRL.
The Eels have been grabbing the headlines with their attacking flair at home but now they have to do that on the road and even that may not be enough against a team with the defensive qualities of the Storm.
Melbourne have won 3 of their last 5 outings but just 1 of their last 3.
The Eels have won 3 of their last 5 matches but those wins have all come at home.
Melbourne make just the 1 change with Brandon Smith replacing Patrick Kaufusi on the bench.
Parra also make just 1 change with Mannah joining the bench.
This has all of the hallmarks of been one of the matches of the round as the off the cuff attacking flair of the Eels meets the highly structured style of the Storm but whilst these 2 are both great in attack, the Storm have the Eels bested in defence and that is where the game will be won and lost for us.
Score Prediction Melbourne Storm by 8