Reds vs Brumbies
The Reds welcome the Brumbies to the Suncorp Stadium for this Super Rugby encounter. The home team are enduring a tough start to the competition, winning just two of their opening six matches while the Brumbies are flying high with five wins from their six matches. The Reds have been their own worst enemy as they have been ill disciplined and made unforced errors throughout their matches. The Brumbies showed great resolve in their last match as they had to come from behind to beat the Waratahs with a late try sealing their victory.
TIP: The Reds have reacted to their last defeat by dropping veteran playmaker James o Connor and bringing in youngster Lawson Creighton. It is hoped the younger man can spark the team in attack as they looked flat for long periods against the Crusaders. The Brumbies have kept changes to a minimum and will look to attack the Reds in the set pieces especially at scrum time. The bookies have the Brumbies as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.62, Gbets 1.63 and Hollywoodbets 1.61
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Reds vs Brumbies
- The Reds have won three of the last five matches between the sides.
- The home team have won the last five matches.
Latest results for both teams
The Reds lost 25-12 to the Crusaders in their last match while the Brumbies beat the Waratahs 40-36 in their last match.
The Reds have been willing to run the ball from deep within their half but silly errors have not only resulted in the attack breaking down but the opposition teams have been scoring of the turnover ball. The Brumbies so often relied on their driving maul in the past but this season they are playing a more open running game. They have one of the best back three players in Tom Wright, Andy Muirhead, Corey Toole. The trio all have blistering pace therefore the Reds will need to be accurate with their kicking or else these players will have a field day. I am predicting a close match with the Brumbies winning by three points
Probable Starting XVs
15 Jock Campbell, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Josh Flook, 12 Isaac Henry, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 Lawson Creighton, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright (cc), 5 Seru Uru, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Phransis Sula-Siaosi, 2 Matt Faessler, 1 Peni Ravai
15 Tom Wright, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Tamati Tua, 11 Corey Toole, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Rory Scott, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Nick Frost, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Lachlan Lonergan, 1 James Slipper
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Brumbies victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Brumbies handicap:
The complete odds on the Brumbies handicap:
Betway 1.90 (-3.5)
Gbets 1.90 (-3.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-3.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are decent returns on the Blues outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-3.5), Gbets 1.90 (-3.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-3.5)
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