We have expert betting tips for Super Rugby AU Round 4, which continues on Friday night with the Force vs. Rebels.
Action continues on Saturday night with the Brumbies vs. Reds, which is a repeat of last year’s Grand Final.
Excellent value is available with bookmakers and we look at the best bets for both games.
Super Rugby AU Round 5 Predictions
7:45pm Rebels vs Waratahs @ AAMI Park
The Rebels were able to call on their reserves to beat the Western Force last week. It had been a tough few weeks for the Rebels, but it was good to see them bounce back.
Melbourne had lost consecutive games in the last five minutes of play, so scoring a 10-7 win in Perth could get them back on track.
Despite having to travel to Western Australia and play a team that had some confidence, the Rebels’ class came through to score a nail-biting win.
To say the Waratahs are struggling would be an understatement. They are 0-3 after losing 20-16 to the Western Force in Round 3. That followed a 61-10 thrashing at the hands of the Brumbies and an opening round loss to the Reds 41-7.
Because of their poor results, the Waratahs are despised outsiders for Friday’s game at AAMI Park. They are $5 to win in head-to-head markets, so bookmakers aren’t expecting a form reversal.
The current line is 12.5 points, which is a sizable margin. We don’t rate the Waratahs, but we don’t think the Rebels are 13 points better than any team in Super Rugby AU.
Muster up some courage and back the Waratahs to keep this game close.
Betting tip: Waratahs +12.5 @ $1.84 – Bet @ Sportsbet
7:45pm Reds vs Force @ Suncorp Stadium
The Queensland Reds showed their title aspirations were still intact after beating the Brumbies in dramatic fashion last week.
It was a 40-38 result in what was the best game of Super Rugby we have seen in some time. The offensive explosion didn’t show off defence, but fans want to see tries being scored.
The Reds were humming and they made a good defensive stand to keep the Brumbies from scoring a last-minute win. It will hold them in good stead for the rest of the season, knowing they got the better of the defending champions.
It’s a different story for the Western Force, which had a great chance to win consecutive games. However, the three-point loss to the Rebels puts them back square one.
Confidence is not easy for the Force to have, so winning consecutive games would have been great. As it stands, the Force need to regroup and figure out a way to score points.
Scoring seven points on the Rebels won’t get it done against a red-hot Reds outfit coming off a 40-point performance.
Bookmakers have subsequently made the line 14.5 points for favourites Queensland. It’s tough to disagree with that line as the Reds should have the Force covered.
We want to see the Force play well this season, but with limited try-scoring threats, the Reds won’t have much to worry about.
Betting tip: Reds –14.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.