Taranaki vs Northland
Both teams open their account in this year’s NPC Championship as Taranaki welcome Northland to Yarrow Stadium. Taranaki will be looking to build on their very good last season as they won the Championship while Northland will be looking to improve on their fourth place finish.
TIP: The home team love throwing the ball around and if they are given space to implement this style of play it will be very difficult for Northland to match them. Last season the visitors were thrashed 48-14 at home by Taranaki and they will be out for revenge. The bookies have Taranaki as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. These are the best odds for this bet: Worldsportsbetting 1.11, Playabets 1.12 and Sunbet 1.10
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Taranaki vs Northland
- Taranaki have won three of the last five matches between these teams.
- The home team have won three of the last four matches between these sides.
- Latest results for both teams
Taranaki won their last match 32-19 against Otago while Northland lost 22-14 against Bay of Plenty in their last match.
Both teams will be looking to get their season off with a win although Taranaki will start the match as heavy favourites. Northland will look to new signing Josh Moorby to provide the spark from the back while Taranaki have their core group from last season this available. I am predicting a home win by 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Taranaki victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Northland handicap:
The complete odds on the Northland handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+16.5) 1.91
Playabets (+16.5) 1.81
Sunbet (+16.5) 1.80
- Predictions and Odds in details
There are very poor odds on the Taranaki outright win therefore we suggest Northlands on the generous handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+16.5) 1.91, Playabets (+16.5) 1.81 and Sunbet (+16.5) 1.80
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