Highlanders vs Auckland Blues by Serialtips
This is the first match of the season for both teams from New Zealand.
Auckland Blues is probably the most offensive team of the Super Rugby, they play a very nice rugby to watch since Sir John Kirwan took control of the team last season. They have a great backline with Frank Halai, Charles Piutau, George Moala or Peeri Weepu who are able to launch attacks and score tries from everywhere on the field, while their pack of forwards is very active on the field and completely fits the style of this team.
On the opposite side, Otago Highlanders likes to play a good rugby like any team from New Zealand.
They did an horrible season last year, finishing at the last place of New Zealander conference. So, during the off-season, there were many changes, but few people believes in this team, and most of specialists predict another horrible season for this team. I think that this is a good thing for them and for the bet because they have absolutely no pressure.
Moreover, interesting thing is that Highlanders are playing in the Forsyth Barr Stadium since 2012, this is an indoor stadium, then Highlanders can enjoy perfect conditions for rugby when they play at home, and then of course we often see big scores exceeding 50 points. Besides this is the stadium which has the higher average of points in Super Rugby and ITM Cup (domestic league of New Zealand).
So, my bet is an over 50,5 of points.
|Over 50,5||Marathonbet||2.00||8||29-21 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.