Force vs Moana Pasifika
A wounded Force team welcomes Moana Pasifika to the HBF Park, Perth for this Super Rugby match. The home team were thrashed 71-20 by the Reds last time out and they will be determined to improve on that showing. The visitors are also coming off a heavy loss after they went down to the Chiefs in the last round. The Force were on the back foot from the first whistle in the last match and will want to improve the way they start this match. Moana will take positives from their second half showing when they cut out their handling errors.
TIP: These two teams will need to regroup fast if they are to avoid another defeat with Moana trying to stop a rot of three consecutive defeats. The team that wins the battle of the forwards will win the match but it is difficult to predict which pack will be stronger. Despite their poor start to the season both teams have vastly experienced squads and will be looking for leadership in the crunch moments. The bookies have the Force as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.40, Gbets 1.38 and Hollywoodbets 1.42
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Force vs Moana Pasifika
- The Force won the only previous encounter between the sides 48-28.
Latest results for both teams
The Force lost 70-21 to the Reds in their last match while Moana lost 52-29 to the Chiefs in their last match.
The Force have an exciting backline with attacking players like Chase Tiatia and Manasa Mataele but a lot will depend on the kind of ball they receive from their forward pack. Both teams are very good on the counter attack therefore the kickers will need to be accurate otherwise the back three of both sides will have a field day. The Moana team will again look to their powerful winger Timoci Tavatavanawai to get them over the line as it usually requires two or more defenders to bring him to ground. The better balance and stronger bench of the Force makes me predict a home win by six points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Chase Tiatia, 14 Manasa Mataele, 13 Bayley Kuenzle, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, 7 Ollie Callan, 6 Tim Anstee, 5 Jeremy Thrush, 4 Felix Kalapu, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Tom Robertson
15 William Havili, 14 Timoci Tavatavanawai, 13 Fine Inisi, 12 Danny Toala, 11 Anzelo Tuitavuki, 10 Lincoln McClutchie, 9 Ereatara Enari, 8 Lotu Inisi, 7 Solomone Funaki (c), 6 Miracle Faiilagi, 5 Mike McKee, 4 Alex McRobbie, 3 Suetena Asomua, 2 Samiuela Moli, 1 Abraham Pole
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Force victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Force handicap:
The complete odds on the Force handicap:
Betway 1.95 (-6.5)
Gbets 1.91 (-6.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Force outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.95 (-6.5), Gbets 1.91 (-6.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (-6.5)
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