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Blues vs Hurricanes Betting Tips - Blues tipped to have the edge over Hurricanes

Blues beat Hurricanes earlier in the year and aim to replicate result
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The Blues beat the Hurricanes in March 2020 27-24 in Wellington (Getty Images)
 

Blues vs Hurricanes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Blues and Hurricanes clash in Super Rugby Aotearoa at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday, 14 June. The Blues made a decent start to Super Rugby before it was cancelled due to COVID-19. I am tipping the Auckland-based side to continue their fine form and do the double on the Hurricanes.

Blues Form


The Blues demolished the Lions 43-10 in their last match at Eden Park in Auckland in March. Before the Super Rugby season was cancelled, the side from Auckland looked in fine shape to reach the play-offs, winning five of their seven matches - including a win over the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Flying Blues winger Rieko Ioane always offers a potent threat to opposition defences and he scored twice against the Lions. Once the odds are available he may offer value in the first try-scorer market.

The Blues have looked impressive in 2020 and they will be hoping to carry their form from earlier in the year into Super Rugby Aotearoa. Based on earlier form and performances the Blues are solid value on the small -2 handicap offered by the bookmakers.

Blues News


Beauden Barrett is expected to make his Blues debut against his former side, while Rieko Ioane scored a brace in his last run-out. Dan Carter has become a shock signing for the Blues during the COVID-19 break but is likely to sit on the bench as rugby gets back underway.

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Rieko Ioane scored two tries against the Lions in the Blues last match (Getty Images)

Hurricanes Form


The Hurricanes last played on 13 March 2020 when they beat the Chiefs 27-24 at the FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton. While the Hurricanes have won 4 of their 6 Super Rugby matches in 2020 they certainly haven't been anywhere near their dominant best.

The issues stemmed from the Hurricanes failure to assert themselves up front, which was a major strength in seasons past. Their impressive pack would lay the platform for their electric backline to tear teams apart, but that was not the case prior to Super Rugby suspension..

Hurricanes News


Ardie Savea is back for the Hurricanes in what is a massive boost for the Wellington-based outfit. He will provide plenty of danger to the Blues in the wide channels.

Blues vs Hurricanes Head to Head


The Blues beat the Hurricanes 24-15 at the Sky Stadium in Wellington in their last encounter on 7 March 2020. The Hurricanes have had the better of these meetings in the last 10, winning 8, but the last clash between the sides has proven that the tide is starting to turn.

Blues vs Hurricanes Betting Odds


The Blues are slight favourites at home at 1.73 with the Hurricanes paying 2.20 for victory. I draw is set at 15.00.

The handicap is set at two points with both teams paying 1.90 to cover the handicap. Try scoring odds will be available closer to the time with Blues winger, Rieko Ioane worth a look at.

Blues vs Hurricanes Match Up


The Blues have become a far better unit this year, with their strong pack complementing their free-flowing backline. With the inconsistencies of the Hurricanes, they could well be exposed by the organisation of their hosts. 

Rieko Ioane is likely to be the key man when it comes to finishing off the creative play of the Blues, while Beauden Barrett could cause his former employers a lot of headaches.

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The Hurricanes have yet to find their best form this season and the inconsistency could count against them in Auckland (Getty Images)

Blues vs Hurricanes Key Statistics


  • Blues beat Hurricanes 24-15 in their last encounter (March 2020).
  • Blues have covered the -2 handicap in 4 of their 5 victories in 2020.
  • Blues have won their last three matches by 8, 33 and 21 points respectively.
  • Blues' Rieko Ioane scored two tries in his last match against the Lions.

Blues vs Hurricanes FAQ

Where can I watch Blues vs Hurricanes live stream online?

Check out our online streaming calendar for the Blues vs Hurricanes live stream.

Where is the Blues vs Hurricanes Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Blues vs Hurricanes match is being played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

When is the Blues vs Hurricanes Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Blues vs Hurricanes match is being played on Sunday 14 June 2020 at 03:05 GMT.

What is Blues vs Hurricanes Head to Head record?

The Hurricanes have won eight of their last 10 encounters against the Blues but it was the Blues who won the most recent one 27-24 in March 2020.

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Verdict

The Blues have been in confident mood this seasons so I'm backing them to cover the -2 handicap against the Hurricanes. Star man Rieko Ioane can be backed in the first try scorer market once the odds are available.

Best Bet: Blues -2 Handicap Handicap Market @-111.11 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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