Super Rugby Preview, Friday 17th May

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We take a look at the 2 Super Rugby matches taking place on Friday and suggest a bet in each game.

First up let’s start with a look at the outright better where the Crusaders are 6/10 favourites ahead of the Hurricanes at 7/2 and you can get 10/1 and better about the balance- click here for outrightbetting

Hurricanes v Jaguaresclick here to bet

The Hurricanes have won 5 successive matches including beating the Blues 22/12 in Auckland last week.  They have only lost 1 match in 6 at home this season and that was against the Crusaders and Hurricanes home matches have averaged 53 points each this season with an average of 7 tries a match.

The Jaguares are currently 2/1 favourites to win the South African Conference and their defeat away last week at the Highlanders was their first in 5 matches.  They only lost that match by 5 points and have a good recent record in New Zealand having beaten the Chiefs and the Blues last season.

The Hurricanes last hosted the Jaguares in 2016 winning by 18 points.

Handicap

Hurricanes -12.5 at 9/10

Jaguares +12.5 at 9/10

Suggested Bet:Handicap, Jaguares (+12.5) at 9/10

This handicap has come in on the back of news that Beauden Barrett will not be playing for the Hurricanes.  They are not the same team without him and I can see the Jaguares pushing them all the way here.

 

Rebels v Bulls click here to bet

The Rebelsremain 9/10 favourites to win the Australian Conference and last week they broke a 3 match losing run with a narrow victory over the Reds at home.  They have won 5 of the 6 home matches this season and their home games have averaged 55 points each.

They face a very inconsistent Bulls side which was hammered 45-13 by the Crusaders at home last week.  The Bulls recent record in Australia is poor and they have lost 9 of their last 10 matches with their last win coming against The Force in 2016.

This will be the 3rd time the Rebels have hosted the Bulls and the last match here was in 2015 where the Rebels won 21/20.

Handicap

Rebels -6.5 at 9/10

Bulls +6.5 at 9/10

Suggested Bet:  Winning Margin Rebels Under 20.5 at 16/10

As poor as the Bulls were last week I think they will be better against the Rebels who don’t have the sort of talent across the field as the Crusaders did.  The Bulls will look to keep this tight and I think this game will go down to the wire with the Rebels just edging it.

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

 

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