Rebels vs Reds
The Rebels have bounced back with two wins in their last two matches but face their biggest test when they face the Reds. The Reds had a great win in their last match when they ended the unbeaten run of the Brumbies. The Rebels finally seem to have found their attacking edge, something that was sorely missing in their first five matches. The Reds are in fourth place on the log with just one loss in their seven matches. If the Rebels can match the Reds up front then they will have a chance to upset the Australia champions.
TIP: This match could very well come down to the two flyhalves in this match. Matt To’omua in particular will have a lot to prove after he was overlooked for the Wallabies squad. He will have the chance to go face to face against the man that dethroned him. The kicking game of the Rebels will be of great importance as the Reds are super dangerous on counter attack. The bookies have the Reds as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.28, Playabets 1.28 and Sunbet 1.26
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Rebels vs Reds
- The Reds have won their last five matches against the Rebels.
- The Rebels last beat the Reds in 2019.
- The Reds have only won once in their last four visits to the Rebels.
Latest results for both teams
The Rebels beat the Force 22-21 in their last match while the Reds beat the Brumbies 21-7 in their last match.
The Reds have shown all season that they have developed a better all round game and now no only longer rely on their forwards. They have great interplay between the forwards and backs with great attackers like Hunter Paisami and Jordan Petaia in the backline. The player that owes the Rebels a big game is Reece Hodge as he has struggled all season in attack and defence. There will be a debut for George Worth and if he is given space then he will be a handful for the Reds. I am predicting the Reds to win by less than 9 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Reece Hodge, 14 George Worth, 13 Stacey Ili, 12 Andrew Kellaway, 11 Glen Vaihu, 10 Matt To’omua, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Michael Wells (c), 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Brad Wilkin, 5 Josh Canham, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Cabous Eloff, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Matt Gibbon
15 Jordan Petaia, 14 Josh Flook, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Ryan Smith, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Josh Nasser, 1 Harry Hoopert.
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Reds victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Rebels handicap :
The complete odds on the Rebels handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+8.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+8.5) 1.89
Playabets (+8.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
The Reds so often turn to their rolling maul when they are looking for tries therefore the Rebels will need their maul defence to be in top form. The Reds have many threats in the backline so the Rebels need to be accurate with their territorial kicking. There are poor odds on the Reds win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better returns. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+8.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+8.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+8.5) 1.81
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