CHIEFS V BLUES – click here to bet
The Chiefs will be looking to bounce back from defeat last week and they start as favourites here against the Blues and the way the betting has moved suggests there has been some money for them during the week. The Chiefs have a very strong home record against the Blues, winning their last 5, but 4 of those 5 victories have been by 12 points or less.
The Blues have struggled against New Zealand sides in recent seasons, but there were indications early in the year that was going to change and last week they were full value with a 10 point victory over the Hurricanes at home. Blues fans won’t be getting excited just yet though as this side has struggled with consistency over the years, but there was certainly a lot to like about that performance in Auckland.
Handicap: Chiefs (-2.5) at 9/10, Blues (+2.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Wining Margin, Chiefs under 12.5 points at 16/10
New Zealand derbies are more often than not tight affairs and I think this is going to be another close one. I expect that the Chiefs will have that little bit more than the Blues on the day and I am backing them to win a typical New Zealand derby tussle.