Waratahs vs Fijian Drua
The Waratahs take on the Fijian Drua in Sydney for this Super Rugby encounter. The home team has found form at the business end of the competition as they have won three on the trot to sit in sixth place with 26 points. It is interesting to note that they have been playing all their Wallaby internationals week in and week out which will raise the eye of national team coach Eddie Jones. The visitors have blown hot and cold all season and find themselves in ninth place, just a point outside of the playoff spots.
TIP: The Waratahs have easily dispatched the Drua in all their previous meetings but will be aware of complacency as the visitors can beat any team on their day as they have already beaten the Champions Crusaders and the Hurricanes. The home side will want to avoid turning the match into an open game as this is when the Drua are at their best. The visitor’s task will be all the more difficult as they have rested their first choice halfback pair. . The bookies have the Waratahs as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.22, Gbets 1.22 and Hollywoodbets 1.21
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Waratahs vs Fijian Drua
- These teams have met three times before with the Waratahs winning on each occasion.
- The Drua have lost all three of their matches against the Waratahs by more than 20 points.
Latest results for both teams
The Waratahs beat the Rebels 38-20 in their last match while the Fijian Drua lost 34-14 to the Force in their last match.
The Waratahs have shown faith with many of their youngsters even though they lost five of their opening six matches. Those players are now paying back the managers show of confidence as the likes of Max Jorgensen and Langi Gleeson are fast becoming key members of the team. The Fijian have struggled on the road with their only away win coming against the winless Moana Pasifika. They will hoping to replicate their home form where they have been almost unbeatable. The Waratahs are peaking at the right time therefore I predict a home win by 12 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Max Jorgensen, 14 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 13 Izaia Perese, 12 Joey Walton, 11 Dylan Pietsch, 10 Ben Donaldson, 9 Jake Gordon (c), 8 Langi Gleeson, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Will Harris, 5 Hugh Sinclair, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Dave Porecki, 1 Te Tera Faulkner
15 Ilaisa Droasese, 14 Selestino Ravutaumada, 13 Iosefo Masi, 12 Kalaveti Ravouvou, 11 Taniela Rakuro, 10 Caleb Muntz, 9 Peni Matawalu, 8 Meli Derenalagi (c), 7 Vilive Miramira, 6 Joseva Tamani, 5 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, 4 Isoa Nasilasila, 3 Jone Koroiduadua, 2 Tevita Ikanivere, 1 Haereiti Hetet
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Waratahs victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Waratahs handicap:
The complete odds on the Waratahs handicap:
Betway 1.90 (-11.5)
Gbets 1.88 (-11.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.88 (-11.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are decent returns on the Waratahs 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 (-11.5), Gbets 1.88 (-11.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.88 (-11.5)
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