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Brumbies vs Crusaders Predictions & Tips - Brumbies backed to see off struggling Crusaders

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Brumbies vs Crusaders Predictions


Despite the Crusaders superb record against the Brumbies, this season is a different story. The Brumbies are unbeaten at home and look set for a top four, if not top three finish.
  • Brumbies vs Crusaders Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Brumbies Form
  • Brumbies Squad & Team News
  • Crusaders Form
  • Crusaders Squad & Team News

I am backing the Brumbies to cover the -7 handicap against the Crusaders.

  • Brumbies have won 9 of their last 11 matches.
  • Brumbies have won all their home games this season.
  • Brumbies last 3 victories have come by an 8-point margin exactly.
  • Crusaders have won their last 12 matches against the Brumbies.
  • Crusaders have lost 10 of their last 12 matches.

Head to Head


Crusaders have won their last 12 matches against the Brumbies. The last Brumbies win came in 2009.

Brumbies Form


The Brumbies are flying in third place on the table with nine wins from their 11 games. Their one downfall has been only picking up three bonus points which puts them a point above the Chiefs who have lost a game more.

The Brumbies points difference is more than 100 points worse than the Chiefs so they will need to keep winning to stay third. The Canberra-based outfit come in this game on a three-match winning streak so confidence will be high.

After being thrashed in Auckland by the Blues, the Brumbies beat the Hurricanes at home and followed it with another home success against Fijian Drua. Last week the Brumbies beat the Waratahs 29-21 away.

Brumbies Squad & Team News


With two very winnable games against the Rebels and Force to come, the Brumbies will be out at full strength to win this encounter.

Crusaders Form


The Crusaders are having their worst season in Super Rugby history this year. They are second from bottom on 14 points and yet they are not out of the playoff race.

With just three points separating them and Fijian Drua, the Crusaders can still make the top eight, but probably need at least two wins from their three remaining games.

The defending champions have only won once in their last five games, 39-0 against the Rebels at the end of April. Since then, they have lost 33-28 at home to the Reds and 32-29 away to the Highlanders last week.

Crusaders Squad & Team News


The Crusaders have a great record against the Brumbies but might find this fixture tough going. With the Blues at home next weekend though they need a result.

Verdict

The Brumbies are backed to be too good for the struggling champions and to cover the -8 handicap.

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