We have expert betting tips for Super Rugby AU Round 6, which starts on Friday night with the Brumbies vs Force.
Action continues on Saturday night with the Waratahs vs Reds and bookmakers are expecting both games to be comfortably won.
We look at how the Force and Waratahs can keep the games close this weekend.
Super Rugby AU Round 6 Predictions
7:45pm Brumbies vs Force @ GIO Stadium
The Brumbies had Round 5 off after suffering a 40-38 loss at the hands of the Queensland Reds. It was a repeat of the 2020 Grand Final, but this time it went to the Reds.
Despite the loss, there is still plenty of momentum in favour of the Brumbies. They were undefeated prior to the win and scoring 38 points against the Reds should be seen as a positive.
It was a much closer game in Round 3 when the Brumbies scored a three-point win over the Rebels. However, the win was better than it looked.
The Brumbies were behind for most of the game and scored with five minutes left to win. However, they had a man in the bin for most of the game, so it was a terrific effort to win the game.
It hasn’t been quite as positive for the Force, which owns just one win to date. That came against the hapless Waratahs in Round 3, but it has been followed by two commendable losses.
The first loss was a 10-7 effort against the Rebels and they didn’t do much wrong when losing to the Reds by seven points last week. Keeping the Reds to only 26 points is a big effort considering they put 40 points on the Brumbies in Round 4.
Bookmakers have 14.5 points between them, which is surprising. The Brumbies are a top-quality side, but the Force are good enough to keep this game within a two-try margin.
Betting tip: Force +14.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
7:45pm Waratahs vs Reds @ Stadium Australia
The Waratahs are the worst team in Super Rugby at the moment and we don’t see them getting any better.
They come off another heavy defeat, this time a 33-13 loss to the Melbourne Rebels. It’s yet another big loss after being beaten 41-7 by the Reds and 61-10 by the Brumbies.
The Waratahs also lost to the Force, so nothing is going right for the former powerhouses of Super Rugby Australia.
It’s not the same case for the Queensland Reds, who backed up a massive win over the Brumbies with a solid seven-point victory over the Force last week.
It wasn’t stellar Reds rugby, but they did enough to get the job done and we’re expecting an improved showing at Stadium Australia on Saturday.
There is a 16.5-point difference with bookmakers and we’re not surprised. The Waratahs have been smashed by the Reds already this season and that was a 34-point difference.
We don’t think the Waratahs have improved enough since then and the Reds have improved. That spells trouble for the Tahs.
Betting tip: Reds –16.5 @ $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.