REBELS v REDS – Click Here to bet
This match is taking place in New South Wales on neutral territory due to travel restrictions in Melbourne around the COVID-19 virus.
The Rebels were beaten by 8 points by the Brumbies last week having at one stage looked like they might pull off a remarkable come from behind victory. The home team were that bit too strong in the end though and the Rebels will certainly have to improve if they are to win this Tournament.
The Reds beat the Waratahs in a high scoring game in Brisbane last week and it took some pin point kicking by James O’Connor to get them home.
The Rebels have won their last 2 matches against the Reds, by 6 points at home last year and by 19 points on the road also in 2019. Australian derbies are often dour affairs, but there has been quite a history of high scoring matches between these sides with 7 of the last 8 games reaching 50 points or more.
Handicap: Rebels (+0.5) at 9/10, Reds (-0.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Winning margin, Reds under 12.5 points at 19/10
I am in agreement with the betting here and make the Reds slight favourites and think the 1-12 Winning Margin offers the best value.