Manawatu vs Hawkes Bay by Serialtips
Pick based on Asian handicap. Not familiar with handicaps? Read our Asian handicap betting guide
Rugby, New Zealand, ITM Cup
Only two rounds to play before the play-offs and the winner of this match will probably finish at the first place of the Championship (equal to 2nd division of ITM Cup).
Manawatu is 2nd of the Championship one point behind Hawke's Bay, and this is a team which is very solid at home, indeed only one loss this season and only one loss last season, knowing that it was against Auckland who is in Premiership (equal to 1st division).
More interesting, the team has a great assessment at home against teams of Championship, indeed since the ITM Cup is separated into two divisions (since 2011), only two teams of Championship succeeded to beat Manawatu by more than 3 points in Palmerston North.
Hawke's Bay is 1st of the Championship, the team is the strongest one of the Championship, few doubts about that, but they have a big disadvantage for this match : they just played three days ago while Manawatu had one week to rest.
Moreover this match three days ago was a match at home where Hawke's Bay was defending its Ranfurly Field (prestigious new zealander trophy) and those Ranfurly Shield's matchs always let marks physically and mentally. We can see it in previous results of Hawke's Bay, indeed they lost only 2 matchs this season, and those 2 matchs were the two matchs at away who followed the Ranfurly Shield's matchs and it was against two modest teams of Championship.
On those conditions, I think that Manawatu can win this match.
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|Manawatu +3,5||Sbobet||1.93||8||29-3 WON (+7.44 units)|
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