Brumbies vs Force
The Brumbies will be smarting after their last minute loss to the Reds in their last home game. They have only lost twice in their last 19 games in Canberra. The Force lost last week to the Reds but they gave an excellent account of themselves as the 26-19 scoreline suggests. We all know that the Brumbies strength lies in their forwards and their driving maul. The Reds matched the Brumbies up front and came away with the victory. I’m certain the Brumbies will want to show that they are not a one trick pony and the Force must be prepared for a Brumbies backlash. James Slipper returns from injury and is a timely boost for the defending champions while the Force will be without Irish star Rob Kearney. He has shown his class by superbly marshalling the Force and the Brumbies will look to take advantage of his absence. The bye week could not have come at a better time for the Brumbies and it would have allowed them to regroup and come back stronger this week.
TIP: The Brumbies will want to show their fans that the defeat to the Reds was just a blip in their season. The Force ran the Reds close and nobody expected that and they will be keen to build on that performance. I see the Brumbies coming out all guns blazing and the Force won’t be able to handle the champions. The Brumbies for the win has no real value not at 1.14 therefore I am tipping them to cover the -14.5 handicap. The Brumbies on the handicap (-14.5) are being offered at 1.90 by Sunbet, Supabets and Worldsportbetting.
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Brumbies vs Force
- The Brumbies have won the last 10 matches between these sides.
- The last Force victory over the Brumbies was in 2013.
- The last time the Brumbies lost to the force at home was in 2011.
Latest results for both teams
The Force lost their last game against the Reds 26-19 while the Brumbies last game was also against the Reds and they lost that 38-40.
The Force have recruited wisely this season and have been competitive in all their matches even the games that they lost. The loss of Rob Kearney could hurt them as he has been solid as a rock in the last line of defense. You can expect the Brumbies management to bombard this position and I feel that the Brumbies will run over the brave Force team. The Brumbies to easily win this one with a victory margin of over 16 points.
- Confirmed Starting XVs
15 Tom Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Mack Hansen, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack (captain), 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 James Slipper, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Harry Lloyd
15 Jack Mcgregor, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Richard Kahui, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Brynard Stander (captain), 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 will see the Brumbies dominate all facets of the game and comfortable cover the handicap (-14.5). The best odds on this bet are
Odds comparison for a Brumbies victory by more than 14 points
The best odds on the Brumbies handicap (-14.5) win is at Worldsportsbetting at 1.90 Supabets (-14.5) at 1.90. Sunbet also has them at 1.90 on the -14.5 handicap
- Predictions and Odds in detail
The Brumbies are heavy favorites to win this one but the 1.14 odds on an outright victory won’t entice punters and I foresee a landslide victory for the Brumbies. The Brumbies are a proud team and they pride themselves on calling the GIO stadium the Fortress. That loss at home to the Reds will make certain that they are fully charged for this game and the Force is going to feel the wrath of this anger. I expect the Brumbies to comfortable cover the handicap (-14.5).Worldsportsbetting is pricing this handicap at 1.90 while Sunbet is at 1.90. Supabets also has them at 1.90 on the same handicap.
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