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  • Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills preview for Saturday's NFL PlayOff at Bills Stadium
  • The match is the first of the NFL Wildcard Weekend fixtures on Saturday (6.05pm GMT)
  • Buffalo Bills have lost their last 6 playoff matches, and the Colts are tipped with a +6.5 start.
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Buffalo Bills are bidding for a first playoff win since 1995 (Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills Predictions


The Buffalo Bills are deserved Super Bowl candidates after an impressive season. But they haven't won a playoff game since 1995 - a run of six straight losses - and that makes them a tough proposition as favourites. Facing the Colts is a tough test and backing Indianapolis with the start is the best bet.

  • Buffalo Bills finished the season 13-3 as AFC West winners.
  • Buffalo Bills have won their last 6 matches.
  • Buffalo Bills have lost their last 6 playoff matches.
  • Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts have won 2 each from the last 4 head to heads.
  • Indianapolis Colts finished runners-up in AFC South with an 11-5 record.

Head to Head


The Bills and Colts did not meet during the regular season with the last meeting coming in August 2019. The Bills were 24-19 winners of that game, making it two wins each in the last four head to heads.

Buffalo Bills Form


The Bills were crowned AFC West winners during a six-game winning run to end the regular season. Their 13-3 record was three better than the Miami Dolphins.

Quarterback Josh Allen has led his side superbly throughout the season, with the Bills ranked second for points. Allen is key to Buffalo ending a run of six-straight playoff defeats dating back to 1995.

There's no doubting the Bills' current form after winning six in a row to end the regular season. They were too good for Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, who they put 56 points on last week.

The Bills will be backed by around 7,000 fans at Bills Stadium as they host their first playoff game in 25 years. Will that home advantage get them across the line?

Buffalo Bills Team News


Running back T.J. Yeldon has been activated ahead of the playoff having been placed on the reserve list following a positive Covid-19 test. Receiver Stegon Diggs has alo declared himself fit, but wide receiver Cole Beasley is a doubt with a knee injury.

Indianapolis Colts Form


The Colts looked set to win the AFC South crown last week, but missed out after Tennessee Titans recorded a late win over Houston Rockets to take the title.

The damage was done for Indianapolis when they lost their penultimate game of the campaign to the Pittsburgh Steelers. A final weekend victory over Jacksonville Jaguars was not enough to seal the divisional title.

The Colts' season has been built on a solid defence - the complete opposite to the Bills' destructive offence. That makes this playoff clash an intriguing clash of styles.

Indianapolis rank ninth offensively themselves this season, and have shown enough firepower to trouble the Bills - providing they can convert opportunities.

Indianapolis Colts Team News


Quarterback Philip Rivers took part in training on Wednesday and looks set to be available after a toe injury. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and running back Jonathan Taylor are doubts with ankle and shoulder problems.

Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills

What is the Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills best bet?

The Bills haven't won a playoff in the last six attempts, making the Colts with a start the best bet with pressure on the home side.

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Verdict

The Colts' defence looks capable of shutting down the Bills offence talent. A +6.5 start is the value for Indianapolis with Buffalo having the pressure of past playoff experiences hanging over them.

Best Bet: Colts +6.5 Spread @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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