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Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm
The Sydney Roosters welcome the Melbourne Storm to the Sydney Cricket Ground for this winner takes all Grand Final qualifier form the 2019 NRL play-offs and the great news not only for fans of both teams but also for rugby fans in general is that you can watch all of the action live online via our NRL live streaming partners.
This is set to be a battle from start to finish as both teams are packed full of internationals and both teams were the top sides over the regular season with the Roosters finishing 2nd and the Storm in 1st.
Unfortunately for Storm fans, they have suffered a slight drop in form during the finals but they looked back to normal last time out and with both teams season on the line, this is set to be one of the games of the season and it is set to be a match that will be in the balance throughout.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves’ is suspended for the Roosters so Taukeiaho comes in to the run on team with Lindsay Collins on the bench.
The Storm remain unchanged from their last outing.
As the a play-off game between the teams that finish 1st and 2nd in the league, it is no surprise that this is a hugely difficult match to predict the outcome of.
Both teas have quality throughout their squads, both teams are full of experience and both teams almost have an expectation of reaching the Grand Final but of course only one side can.
Whilst the Roosters have impressed, they are some what hampered by the game been at their temporary SCG home as the atmosphere is just never strong there.
That takes away some of the advantages of playing at home and in a game where the margins will be tight throughout, that advantage could have proven the difference.
As it stands we are going to back the Storm for the win. There game is built around making sure the fine margins are worked to their advantage and whilst that doesn’t always make them the most exciting team, it does make them designed for matches such as this.
Score Prediction Melbourne Storm by 4