Reds vs Force background
The Reds scored an amazing come from behind victory over defending champions the Brumbies and will still be on a high while the Force were disappointing in their home loss to the Rebels. The Reds were electric in the final 20 minutes last weekend and their never –say- die attitude was tremendous. The Force on the other hand looked like they forgot where the try line was and had plenty of possession but could not turn that into points. It is a hugely disappointing effort from the Force considering the amount of international stars they signed. James O’Connor has resurrected his career at the Reds and he is leading from the front with both his goal kicking and play making ability. The Force needs more direction from their halfback pairing and Tomas Cubelli needs to show his undoubted class for the Force to be competitive in this match.
TIP: The outcome of this match will be a Reds victory and the one positive aspect the Force has shown is their dogged defense. The power of the Reds pack will be too much for the Force and backed up with their great backline led by O’Connor and Tate McDermott, it should be a comfortable victory for the Reds. There isn’t much value for a Reds victory at 1.10 but the Force although not winning have been very competitive, so I am going for the Force on the handicap (+14.5). Sunbet and Supabets have them at 1.90 on this handicap. Betway is at 1.77 on the +14.5 handicap.
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Reds Vs Western Force
- The last 5 matches have seen the Force leading with 3 wins to 2.
- In the last match between these two the Reds recorded their biggest ever win against the Force 5-57.
- The Reds have only won 2 of the last 6 home matches against the Force.
Latest results for both teams
The Reds won their last match 38-40 against the Brumbies while the Force lost their last match against the Rebels 7-10.
The Force has a good record against the Reds although this current Reds team is better than previous teams. The Reds love a fast paced game while the Force wants the game to be slow and that’s why they had success against the Reds. This match will come down to who has the better forwards pack and that answer is the Reds There should be too much firepower from the Reds and I predict a Reds victory but by under 14 points.
- Confirmed Starting XVs
15 Jock Campbell, 14 Suliasi Vunivalu, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Ilaisa Droasese, 10 James O’Connor (c), 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Dane Zander
15 Rob Kearney, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Richard Kahui, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Brynard Stander (c), 7 Kane Koteka, 6 Fergus Lee-Warner, 5 Sitaleki Timani, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Tom Robertson
Odds for this bet
This match looks to be a Reds victory but the Force is good value for money on the +14.5 handicap
The best odds on the Force with the +14.5 handicap are at Supabets and Sunbet at 1.90.Betway has the Force on the same handicap at 1.77.
Predictions and Odds in details
The Force was never a team that played with flair and excitement and this season is no different. They like to wear their opponents down and slow the game up, that’s why they have had success against the Reds before. The Reds win is not too much in doubt but the Force is a team that’s difficult to score against. With this consideration I will be suggesting the Force on the +14.5 handicap. The best odds on the Force with the +14.5 handicap are at Supabets and Sunbet at 1.90.Betway has the Force on the same handicap at 1.77.
Sports crazy fan that follows all major sport but the game with the oval ball is my real passion. Was an age level rugby coach and a huge supporter of the Springboks and diehard Liverpool man. I’m an experienced punter and sports writer whose predictions/tips are sure to stir up the emotions. I love the occasional wager on the underdog.