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Blues vs Lions Betting Tips - Blues backed to annihilate Lions in Super Rugby clash

Struggling Lions set for further misery at Eden Park
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The Blues are heavily favoured in their Super Rugby clash against the Lions at Eden Park (Getty Images)

Blues vs Lions Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Blues host the Lions at Eden Park in a 2020 Super Rugby clash on Sunday. Since last playing at home, the Blues have secured three successive away victories while the Lions have suffered three heavy away defeats. The handicap market is certainly in play for this clash.

Blues Form


After a stuttering start to their 2020 Super Rugby campaign the Blues have now won their last three matches. The Blues last victory was an impressive 24-15 victory over the Hurricanes in Wellington.

The Blues' season really turned around in South Africa as they first beat the Bulls 23-21 at Loftus Versfeld in stormy conditions before seeing off table-topping Stormers 33-14 at Newlands. Three victories in a row which will give the Blues great confidence.

Recent performances suggest the Blues should be very comfortable winners against the Lions. I feel the -15 handicap is generous and could become higher before kick off.

Blues News


The Blues team will be announced later this week but they have no reported injury concerns.

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The Blues have won their last 3 matches in the 2020 Super Rugby tournament (Getty Images)

Lions Form


There weren’t many expectations placed on the Lions going into this season considering the stalwart performers who had departed. They have been disappointing with one win from their five matches.

Their last match was a 37-17 defeat to the Rebels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, a damning result considering the Rebels have been poor this season. That goes along with a 12 point defeat to a weak Waratahs outfit and a 38-8 loss to the Jaguares on the opening weekend.

At home the Lions have performed better but their visit to Auckland this week is tipped to be another struggle. The bookmakers have handed the Lions odds of 6.00 which tells the story.

Lions News


I expect the Lions to ring the changes after a disappointing outing in their last match. We will bring you more on this once the teams are announced on Thursday.

Blues vs Lions Head to Head


The Lions have had the better of this fixture winning three of the last four matches.  One must remember that in two of those seasons the Lions were Super Rugby runners-up, they are now a vastly different side. Their last match ended 38-35 to the Blues at Emirates Airline Park in 2019.

Blues vs Lions Betting Odds


The Blues are favourites at 1.12 with the Lions outsiders at 6.00. The draw is priced at 34.00. The handicap market is set at 15 points with both teams paying 1.90 to cover it.

The Blues can be backed to win by 1-12 points at 3.25 while the Lions are paying 6.50 to win within the same margin.

Blues vs Lions Match Up


The Blues' performances picked up dramatically in South Africa and they got their just rewards. The Auckland-based outfit finally got their balance right between attack and defence and that solidity will be the Lions biggest concern.

The Lions seem to be getting worse by the week. They have a young side but their forwards have struggled. Elton Jantjies will need a big performance at fly-half if the Lions are to spring an upset.

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The Lions have been poor this season and have lost all three away matches by big margins (Getty Images)

Blues vs Lions Stats


  • Blues have won their last 2 Super Rugby matches by 19 and 9 points.
  • Lions lost their last match 37-17 against the Rebels.
  • Lions have lost 4 of their 5 Super Rugby matches in 2020.
  • Lions have failed to cover the +15 handicap in 2 of their 3 away matches (Super Rugby).

Blues vs Lions FAQ

Where can I watch Blues vs Lions live stream online?

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Where is the Blues vs Lions Super Rugby match being played?

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

When is the Blues vs Lions Super Rugby match being played?

The Blues vs Lions match is being played on Saturday 14 March 2020 at 03:25 GMT.

What is Blues vs Lions Head to Head record?

The Lions have won three of the last four matches against the Blues but the Blues won their last match 38-35 at Eden Park in 2019.

Verdict

The Blues have been in superb form with three straight wins. They are tipped to cover the -15 handicap against a Lions side who lost heavily to the Rebels last weekend.

Best Bet: Blues -15 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units

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Post bet analysis

The Blues were far superior winning 43-10 against the hapless Lions. A 4.5 unit gain on the match.
14 Mar 2020

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