11-03-2023 Daily Predictions Super Rugby Hurricanes Vs Blues

Hurricanes vs Blues

It’s an all Kiwi clash when the Hurricanes welcome the Blues to Wellington for this Super Rugby match. The home team will be looking to make it three wins on the trot while the visitors will be desperate to avoid successive defeats after going down to the Brumbies in their last match. The Hurricanes will be without inspirational captain Ardie Savea after he was suspended for one match. His place has been taken by the highly promising youngster Peter Lakai. The Blues will also be missing one of their stars after winger Mark Telea was ruled out.

TIP: The Blues will be kicking themselves after the loss last match as they made errors all through the match while the Hurricanes will be concerned on how they almost let a 17 point halftime lead slip as they scraped home by six points. The Blues will look to dominate the Canes and if their forward pack can gain the edge over the home side, then they will be well on their way to victory. The bookies have the Blues as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.58, Gbets 1.56 and Hollywoodbets 1.58

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Hurricanes vs Blues

  • The Blues have won three of the last four matches between these sides.
  • The home side have lost two of the last three matches between these teams.

Latest results for both teams

The Hurricanes beat the Rebels 39-33 in their last match while the Blues lost 25-20 to the Brumbies in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Blues will be looking for a better performance from their former World Player of the year Beauden Barrett. He has been accused of kicking away possession at crucial times and that was certainly the case in the last match. The Canes have given a debut to the experienced Brett Cameron in this match and much will rest on the former Crusaders man as he goes head to head with Barrett. The Blues team has flattered to deceive for many seasons and will want their star studded team to finally fulfil their potential. I am predicting a Blues win by eight points.

Probable Starting XVs

Hurricanes

15 Josh Moorby, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Salesi Rayasi, 10 Brett Cameron, 9 Cameron Roigard, 8 Peter Lakai, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Devan Flanders, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles (c), 1 Xavier Numia

Blues

15 Stephen Perofeta, 14 AJ Lam, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii (c), 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Cameron Suafoa, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 James Lay, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Joshua Fusitu’a

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Blues victory are as follows:

Betway 1.58

Gbets 1.56

Hollywoodbets 1.58

Odds comparison on the Blues handicap:

The complete odds on the Blues handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-4.5)

Gbets 1.91 (-4.5)

Hollywoodbets1.90 (-4.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Blues outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-4.5), Gbets 1.91 (-4.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (-4.5)

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