BLUES v CHIEFS, BETTING PREVIEW & PREDICTION

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The Blues slim title hopes all but evaporated last week when they lost to the Hurricanes in Wellington, but they have won both their home games beating the Hurricanes by 10 and the Highlanders by 3.

The Chiefs were 6 point favourites at home to the Highlanders last week, but despite leading by 19 points at one stage, they somehow lost the match 33-31.  That means they are still without a victory in this Tournament and their two away matches have seen them lose by 5 to the Crusaders and by a single point to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

The Blues beat the Chiefs 24-12 in Hamilton earlier in the Tournament, but in the last 4 matches played in Auckland, the Chiefs have won 2, the Blues 1 and there has been a single draw.  Only 1 of the last 7 Blues home matches against the Chiefs has had more than 50 points, but that was the last game back in January of this year.

BETTING

Blues 7/20

Draw 25/1

Chiefs 5/2

Handicap:  Blues (-7.5) at 9/10, Chiefs (+7.5) at 9/10

Suggested Bet:  Half-time result, Blues (-3.5) at 9/10

I like the look of this Blues side and I am backing them to get off to a fast start for the lead of 4 points or more by half-time