Chiefs v Crusaders, Preview & Prediction

Chiefs v Crusaders – click here to bet

The Chiefs v Crusaders match takes place in Fiji as it did last year when the Chiefs won 23-13.  There is plenty of talk about the Chiefs being below their best this season but at the end of the day they have only had one loss and that was away to the Stormers.  They are coming off a bye having beaten the Reds by 29 at home in their last start and they have won all 3 derbies against New Zealand opposition, 2 of which were by narrow margins.

The Crusaders continue to roll and they are now 37/20 to win the Super Rugby title – click here for outright betting, having won all 11 matches.  Like the Chiefs they have won all 3 New Zealand derbies they have played in and all 3 games have fallen within the 1 to 12 point margin. Last week they beat the Hurricanes by 8 points at home having returned from their tour of South Africa.

 

Betting

Chiefs 12/10

Draw 25/1

Crusaders 7/10

 

Handicap

Chiefs +2.5 at 9/10

Crusaders -2.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Winning margin, Chiefs by under 12.5 points at 5/2.

The Crusaders are justifiably narrow favourites for this game but at some point they are surely going to taste defeat and I am looking for the Chiefs to edge a narrow victory here.

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