14-05-2023 Daily Rugby Predictions Super Rugby Brumbies Vs Highlanders

Brumbies vs Highlanders
The Brumbies welcome the Highlanders to Canberra for this Super Rugby match. The home team are fresh off a hard fought 33-26 win over fellow Aussie side the Rebels while the Highlanders were put to the sword by the Chiefs 52-28. The scoreline is misleading as the Chiefs scored four of their tries from Highlander errors. The visitors will be determined to put in a better performance as they languish in second last position on the log with just three wins all season. The Brumbies sit comfortably in second position with another win taking them to within six points of the log leading Chiefs.

TIP: The Highlanders have unsurprisingly made several changes after their poor run with the most notable being in the halfback combination as Freddie Burns and Folau Fakatava take over from Aaron Smith and Mitch Hunt. The Brumbies have kept their changes to a minimum as they seek continuity that has taken them to eight wins from their ten matches. 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 1.25, Gbets 1.28 and Hollywoodbets 1.27

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Brumbies vs Highlanders

  • The Highlanders have won four of the last five matches between the sides.
  • The Brumbies did however win the last encounter between the sides 28-17.

Latest results for both teams

The Brumbies beat the Rebels 33-26 in their last match while the Highlanders were beaten 52-28 by the Chiefs in the last match.

PREDICTION

The Highlanders will need to show better ball handing as their basic errors cost them the match last time out. They will be hoping that the new halfbacks are able to link up their reshuffled backline that includes a first start for Jona Nareki since his serious injury a year ago. The Brumbies, so famed for their excellent driving maul have shown there is so much more to their game with some breath taking tries. Their backline trio is among the most dangerous in the competition therefore the Highlanders will need to be accurate with their kicking game or they could have a field day against the NZ side. I am predicting a Brumbies win by eight points

Probable Starting XVs

Brumbies

15 Tom Wright, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Ollie Sapsford, 11 Corey Toole, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Lachlan Lonergan, 1 James Slipper

Highlanders

15 Connor Garden-Bachop, 14 Scott Gregory, 13 Fetuli Paea, 12 Thomas Umaga-Jensen, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Folau Fakatava, 8 Hugh Renton, 7 Billy Harmon (c), 6 James Lentjes, 5 Josh Dickson, 4 Shannon Frizell, 3 Saula Ma’u, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Brumbies victory are as follows:

Betway 1.25

Gbets 1.28

Hollywoodbets 1.27

Odds comparison on the Brumbies handicap:

The complete odds on the Brumbies handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-12.5)

Gbets 1.88 (-12.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.85 (-12.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Brumbies 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 (-12.5), Gbets 1.88 (-12.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.85 (-12.5)

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