Stormers v Blues, Preview & Prediction

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It was not that long ago that the Stormers were flying high having won their opening 6 games of the competition including a victory over the Chiefs in Cape Town.  Since then they have lost to the Lions at home and lost all 3 matches on their New Zealand tour, most recently going down by 19 points to the Hurricanes in Wellington.

The Blues are looking for their 4th successive victory in the competition and last week they beat the Cheetahs by 18 points at home in a high scoring encounter.  They don’t have a great record in South Africa having only won 1 of their last 8 matches and they have only won 1 of their last 4 matches at Newlands.  Total points punters should note that the last 3 head to head games in Cape Town have had less than 45 points in them.

 

Betting

Stormers 9/10

Draw 25/1

Blues 1/1

 

Handicap

Stormers -0.5 at 9/10

Blues +0.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Stormers win at 9/10.

Stormers have a few injury problems but having had a week to recover from their tour I think they should be able to lift themselves for this one and beat a Blues side that is as inconsistent as ever.

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