WESTERN FORCE v REBELS – Click here to bet
Western Force and Rebels have both been handicapped by the fact that they haven’t had home games this season and the sides meet in Sydney this week.
The Force were well beaten by the Brumbies 24-0 last week in Sydney and they are without a win in their opening 3 matches. They did at least compete more effectively in their opening games beating the handicap against the Reds in Brisbane and the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Rebels impressed me last week when they beat a well backed Waratahs side 29-10 in Sydney. They had opened slight favourites in the betting, but the money came for the Waratahs, however the Rebels never looked like being beaten. If the Rebels win this game they will most likely assure themselves of a spot in the Top 3 and a crack at the Finals.
These sides haven’t met since 2017 when the Force won 31-22 in Perth and all, but one of their 9 meetings, had been decided by a single point margin.
Western Force 33/10
Handicap: Western Force (+10.5) at 9/10, Rebels (-10.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Winning Margin, Rebels Under 12.5 points at 17/10
As mentioned above this clash is historically tight and while the Rebels should win this, the Force are capable of keeping the score line respectable.