CHIEFS v HIGHLANDERS, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

CHIEFS v HIGHLANDERS – click here to bet

The Chiefs return from a bye having lost all 4 of their matches to date.  Their 2 home matches have been a 7 point defeat to the Hurricanes and a 12 point loss to the Blues.

The Highlanders went down 17-11 to the Hurricanes away last week, but their other away match this season was a 3 point loss to the Blues in Auckland.

The Chiefs and Highlanders squared up in Dunedin in Round 1 of this Tournament with the Highlanders edging it and they won that match 28-27.  The Highlanders have a good recent record against the Chiefs in Hamilton beating them in March of this year in the regular competition and then they drew in 2019.  These sides have scored exactly the same amount of tries in the last 4 matches that the Chiefs have hosted.

BETTING

Chiefs 5/10

Draw 28/1

Highlanders 18/10

Handicap:  Chiefs (-5.5) at 9/10, Highlanders (+5.5) at 9/10

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Chiefs (-5.5) at 9/10

There is not much to choose between these sides, but I think the Chiefs will benefit from the week off and that the Highlanders may start paying the price for a high tackle count over the past few weeks.

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