Reds vs Brumbies
The intense rivalry between these teams continues in round 7 of Super Rugby. The Brumbies are top of the log while the Reds are in second place with their only loss coming against their opponents in this match. The matches between these two sides are always tight fought affairs with the last five matches being decided by five points or less. The Reds have looked good this season but will need to improve their discipline as they went down to 13 men in their last match against the Waratahs. The Brumbies also had a player sent off in the last match.
TIP: Both teams are very strong in the forwards but also have dangerous players in the backline so this will again be a tight match. The Reds will be looking for revenge after their defeat earlier in the competition while the Brumbies will want to keep their unbeaten record intact. Both these teams know the big challenge of facing the NZ teams are up ahead so they will want maximum points in this match. The bookies have the Reds as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.60, Playabets 1.63 and Sunbet 1.61.
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Reds vs Brumbies
- The Reds have won three of the last five matches between these sides.
- The home team have won four of the last five matches between these sides
- The last five matches have been seceded by under a four point margin.
Latest results for both teams
The Reds won their last match 32-20 against the Waratahs while the Brumbies beat the Force 39-38 in their last match.
This match will be a game of attrition with neither side giving or asking for an inch. The Reds will be targeting the fairly inexperienced Rod Iona at flyhalf and he can expect a lot of traffic to come his way. The home team certainly has the edge in the halfbacks as they have the all Wallaby pair of James O’Connor and Tate McDermott. The battle between the loose forwards and the centers are mouthwatering and will go a long way to deciding who wins this match. I predict the Reds to win this match by less than 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Jordan Petaia, 14 Josh Flook, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott (cc), 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright (cc), 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Ryan Smith, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Josh Nasser, 1 Harry Hoopert
15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Rod Iona, 9 Ryan Lonergan, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Reds victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Reds handicap :
The complete odds on the Reds handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-3.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-3.5) 1.92
Playabets (-3.5) 1.92
Predictions and Odds in details
Both team have excellent rolling mauls but almost as importantly they have great defence against the mauls. The Reds will look to gain dominance at the scrum especially with Taniela Tupou on the side of the scrum. It will be interesting to note if the Brumbies continue with their tactic of not kicking for goal in this tight match. There are decent odds on the Reds win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better returns. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-3.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-3.5) 1.92 and Playabets (-3.5) 1.92
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