We have expert betting tips for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 4, which starts on Friday with Crusaders vs Force.
Punters get five games to invest on this week, including the highly-anticipated Reds vs Blues and Brumbies vs Hurricanes.
The Australians finally got a win on the board last week, so they’ll be looking to kick on with it.
Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 4 Predictions
Crusaders vs Force @ Orangetheory Stadium
The Crusaders come off an emphatic win over the Waratahs and it could be the same story against the Force.
They won 54-28 and it was an offensive explosion, so the Force have an uphill battle scoring enough points, seeing as they’re coming off a six-point effort.
The Force were well-handled against the Hurricanes, losing by 37 points and never having a chance of success. Beating the Crusaders doesn’t seem possible, but can they cover the 29.5-point spread?
It should be all the Crusaders and they could score a 40-point victory.
Betting tip: Crusaders –29.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Reds vs Blues @ Suncorp Stadium
The Reds might have got some help last week, but they were the first team to beat a New Zealand franchise when taking care of the Chiefs.
Damian McKenzie’s red card helped the situation, but with a 40-8 lead with 15 remaining, the game looked in control. A late charge from the Chiefs lowered the gap to six points, but the Reds were able to create history.
They now face a harder challenge against the Blues, which are the –7.5 favourites to come away with the win in Brisbane.
The Blues were too strong for the Brumbies when winning 38-10. They showed off their big forward pack and they’ll measure up to the Reds pack.
We give the edge to the Blues, which should have too much class in the back line.
Betting tip: Blues –7.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Highlanders vs Waratahs @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
We don’t hold much hope for the Waratah this week after another thrashing at the hands of the Crusaders.
Scoring 24 points was a positive, but there is no defence being played. They have allowed big totals this season and the Highlanders could rack up another massive victory.
They battled gamely in the first half against the Rebels before pulling away for a comfortable 42-27 victory. They are currently fourth on the ladder, so they’ll be looking to pile on the points against the Waratahs.
A tight victory won’t be good enough, so we expect the Highlanders to cover the 24.5-point spread with ease at home.
Betting tip: Highlanders –24.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brumbies vs Hurricanes @ GIO Stadium
We gave the Brumbies credit against the Blues last week, but were bitterly disappointed with the 28-point defeat.
They showed very little in the loss and they looked tired. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, look fresh and ready to pound another Australian-based team.
The Canes scored a 43-6 victory over the Force, and although the Brumbies are harder to beat, they shouldn’t have much trouble.
All Black players have been stepping up and despite playing on the road, this game should pose no problems for the visitors. Punters are getting incredible value and the –5.5 is a generous line.
Betting tip: Hurricanes –5.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chiefs vs Rebels @ Leichhardt Oval
It’s not quite a home game for the Chiefs, but it shouldn’t make much difference to the result.
Despite being the first Kiwi team to lose this season, the Chiefs showed extreme courage in battling back against the Reds.
They were playing with only 14 men for most of the game, but despite being down 40-8 with 15 minutes remaining, they closed to gap to lose 40-34.
It was an outstanding comeback and given the Rebels come off a big loss to the Highlanders, we’re loving the Chiefs in this situation.
Betting tip: Chiefs –18.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
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