2019 Super Rugby Round 13 Preview & Betting Tips

May 8th 2019, 9:55pm, By: matta91

Round 13 of the 2019 Super Rugby season starts this Friday and we have you covered with our Super Rugby betting tips for every match.

Super Rugby Round 13 Betting Tips

Blues vs Hurricanes (Friday, May 10 5:35pm)

Eden Park features a New Zealand Conference matchup with the Blues up against the Hurricanes this Friday. After three losses on the trot, the Blues will be desperate to get back on track in this clash. They will be boosted by the return of Rieko Ioane after he was rested for the trip to Canberra last week. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are looking for a 5th straight win and with just 6 points separating them from the Crusaders, they'll be looking to bridge the gap. The good news for the Hurricanes is the fact they hold a 7-0 SU record against the Blues and the last defeat came 5 years ago. However, the Blues do have a 3-0 SU record at Eden Park this season and this does shape as another tough NZ matchup that will hopefully result in a close finish.


Rebels vs Reds (Friday, May 10 7:45pm)

The QLD Reds are right back in contention for the top spot in the Australian Conference and they'll meet the Rebels, who are in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. While the Rebels have been fairly strong at AAMI Park in 2019 with a 3-1 record, a 41-24 loss to the Stormers in mid-April will give the Reds confidence. The Queenslanders have won 3 of their last 4 and have a decent record in Melbourne. Since 2012, they're 5-2 ATS at AAMI Park and with the Rebels struggling for consistency, look for QLD to keep this close and maybe spring an upset.


Bulls vs Crusaders (Saturday, May 11 3:10am)

Loftus Versfeld Stadium features the 6-4 Bulls against the 8-1-2 Crusaders on Saturday morning. Both sides are atop their respective Conferences but the Crusaders are always a tough opponent. Surprisingly though, the Sharks drew with them at AMI Stadium last week in the 21-21 result. They also don't have the best record at this venue with 4 out of 5 meetings since 2010 going to the Bulls. For the home side, they've beaten the Waratahs and Reds in back to back home games. In this clash, they'll be boosted by the return of Brits and Jenkins into the forward pack. They have a good underdog record in 2019 (2-1) and cover the line in night games at home in 63% of games. So hopefully, they can keep this one close.


Highlanders vs Jaguares (Saturday, May 11 3:15pm)

The Highlanders are back at home in Round 13 as they face the in-form Jaguares. Last time out, the Highlanders recorded another close result in 2019 with a 31-31 draw against the Chiefs. The Jaguares aren't getting much love in the betting but they're playing well enough to compete with the home side. They're currently riding a 4 game winning streak, having won back to back home games and they smashed the Sharks 51-17 in South Africa. In the 4 games at Forsyth Barr Stadium in 2019, the average winning margin is just 5 points so the Jaguares at the line looks the best bet.


Chiefs vs Sharks (Saturday, May 11 5:35pm)

Saturday night's Super Rugby action features an intriguing clash between the Chiefs and Sharks in Hamilton. This doesn't happen often but both sides are actually coming off a draw in Round 12. The Sharks almost pulled off the upset of the season but the Crusaders scored a late converted try which tied the scores at 21 all. For the Chiefs, they played another thriller against the Highlanders and came away with a 31-31 draw. This matchup shapes as another close contest which has a great trend in the recent meetings. Since 2013, all 4 meetings have fallen under an 8 point margin and the last clash at this venue went to the home side 24-22. So the either team bet is worth a bit of value here.


Lions vs Waratahs (Saturday, May 11 11:05pm)

In Jo'Burg, the 5-5 Lions face the 4-6 Waratahs on Saturday night. The Lions will be fresh from the bye and they'll be looking to rebound at this venue after the Sharks smashed them 42-5 a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, the Waratahs season is on the brink of collapse after just 1 win in their last 5. To make matters worse, the Lions have won the last 4 meetings and the last 2 in South Africa have been massive blowouts. Not to mention, the Lions are 16-4 ATS at home in day games since 2011. So this could get ugly for NSW.


Brumbies vs Sunwolves (Sunday, May 12 4:05pm)

The Brumbies are now tied for the top spot in the Australian Conference and they'll face the struggling Sunwolves in Canberra on Sunday afternoon. ACT comes into this matchup on the back of a strong trip to South Africa and a close home win over the Blues. Meanwhile, the Sunwolves put a 52-0 thrashing behind them as they competed hard against the Reds in a 32-26 loss. They haven't beaten the Brumbies in the 3 meetings thus far and it's hard to see that changing with ACT looking towards finals. However, the Brumbies record in day games at GIO Stadium is really terrible as they hold a 0-7 ATS record since 2013. So the Sunwolves could surprise ACT this Sunday with a close contest but in the end, there's just too much for ACT to play for and they should win. However, the line is still fairly risky if the Sunwolves don’t turn up and that makes this a safe no bet.

No Bet

 

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