05-04-2024 Daily Predictions Super Rugby Blues Vs Force

Blues vs Force

The Blues welcome the Force to Eden Park for this Super Rugby Match. The home side were in sublime form last time out as they easily disposed of Moana 47-8. The visitors will be looking to bounce back from one of their worst performances of the campaign as they went down 31-13 to the Drua. They have reacted by making a number of changes in this match as they seek more energy from the players. The Blues have been hit by a number of injuries that includes the likes of Stephen Perofeta, Mark Telea and Bryce Heem. 

TIP: The Force are heavy underdogs in this match but they will sniff a chance of an upset as the Blues are missing so many first team regulars. The visitors will need to start the match much better than they have been doing this season. The Blues have been deadly in the first half and if they build a big lead, they are hard to haul back. The bookies have the Blues as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.04, Gbets 1.04 and Hollywoodbets 1.04

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Blues vs Force

  • The Blues have won ten of the eleven matches between the sides.
  • There has been one draw between the sides in 2011.

Latest results for both teams

The Blues beat Moana 47-8 in their last match while the Force lost 31-13 to the Drua in their last match.

PREDICTION

One of the biggest issues facing this Blues team could be complacency. They will need to be aware of a Force team that can spring a surprise on any given day. The visitors must look to take advantage of the number of changes in the home teams line up. The Blues May struggle for cohesion early in the game and this will be the opportunity for the Force to strike. The key for the visitors will be the Wallaby half back combination of Nic White and Ben Donaldson. If they can fire up the backline then the Blues defence will need to be at its best to keep them out. I am predicting a Blues win by 25 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Blues                                                                                                 

Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Ricky Riccitelli, Angus Ta’avao, Josh Beehre, Laghlan McWhannell, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papali’i, Hoskins Sotutu, Taufa Funaki, Harry Plummer, Caleb Clarke, Corey Evans, Rieko Ioane, AJ Lam, Cole Forbes

Force

Ryan Coxon, Tom Horton, Santiago Medrano, Sam Carter, Thomas Franklin, Tim Anstee, Carlo Tizzano, Reed Prinsep, Nic White (c), Ben Donaldson, Chase Tiatia, Hamish Stewart, Sam Spink, Bayley Kuenzle, Max Burey

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Blues victory are as follows:

Betway 1.04

Gbets 1.04

Hollywoodbets 1.04

Odds comparison on the Blues handicap:

The complete odds on the Blues handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-23.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-23.5)  

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-23.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Blues outright win therefore we suggest backing the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-23.5), Gbets 1.87 (-23.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-23.5)

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