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Chiefs vs Blues Preview & Betting Tips - Chiefs tipped to clinch tight clash

Chiefs have won 15 of their last 17 matches against the Blues
Chiefs vs Blues 2020

Chiefs vs Blues Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Chiefs will look to bounce back as they host the Blues at the FMG Stadium in Super Rugby Aotearoa. The Blues have been impressive in 2020 but have struggled against the Chiefs historically, so I’m backing the hosts to win a close encounter.

Chiefs Form


The Chiefs have been inconsistent in 2020 but still have many of the most talented players on their roster. In the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa the Chiefs suffered a last minute 28-27 defeat to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

It was a see-saw battle throughout with both teams showing their lack of competitive game-time by making numerous errors. The strict officiating didn’t help the flow of the game either.

This hampered the Chiefs deadly attack but I expect them to adapt far better in the second week back. Anton Lienert-Brown will be a key figure at inside centre while Damian McKenzie remains one of the most exciting players on the world stage.

Chiefs News


Kaleb Trask struggled at fly-half for the Chiefs. That could see former All Black fly-half Aaron Cruden make his first start for the Chiefs since returning from Europe.

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Chiefs' Damian McKenzie could be the catalyst behind the Chiefs finding their attacking game plan (Getty Images)

Blues Form


The Blues were showing great signs earlier in 2020 during the now abandoned Super Rugby season. Upon their return to action as New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa got underway last week, the Blues saw off a strong Hurricanes outfit 30-20 at Eden Park.

Otere Black was magnificent at fly-half while new signing Beauden Barrett started at full-back. The two combined well to control the tempo of the game and never allowed the visitors much daunted attack to get going.

Despite the Blues' improved form they did go down 37-29 to the Chiefs at Eden Park in the first week of the 2020 Super Rugby season.

Blues News


The Blues are unlikely to tinker too much with their side. Beauden Barrett, a fly-half by choice, should remain at full-back considering the impressive performance of Otere Black.

Chiefs vs Blues Head to Head


The Chiefs have a 15-1 advantage over the Blues in their last 17 matches along with one draw. The last time these two met was on 31 January 2020 where the Chiefs won 37-29 at Eden Park.

Chiefs vs Blues Odds


The Chiefs are favourites for the win at 1.80 with the Blues priced at 2.05 with bet365. A draw can be backed at 23.00. 

In the winning margin market the Chiefs are paying 2.87 to win by between 1-12 points while the Blues can be backed at 3.50 to win by the same margin.

Chiefs vs Blues Match Up


Both the Chiefs and Blues play a ball-in-hand type of rugby so this promises to be a high-scoring encounter. 

Much depends if the officials allow the game to blow, but if they do I expect to see the likes of Chiefs Damian McKenzie and Blues Beauden Barrett to cause havoc among in the defensive lines.

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The Blues have struggled against the Chiefs historically with only one win in their last 17 matches (Getty images)

Chiefs vs Blues Stats


  • Chiefs have won 15 of their last 17 matches against the Blues (Super Rugby).
  • Chiefs beat the Blues 37-29 in the 2020 Super Rugby campaign.
  • Chiefs have won by 12 or less points in their last 12 victories against the Blues.
  • Blues have lost their last 8 away matches against the Chiefs (Super Rugby).

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

The Chiefs vs Blues match is being played at FMG Stadium in Waikato, New Zealand.

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

The Chiefs vs Blues match is being played on Saturday 20 June 2020 at 08:05 BST.

What is Chiefs vs Blues Head to Head record?

The Chiefs have won 15 of their last 17 matches against the Blues. The Blues have one victory and one draw. Their last match ended 37-29 in favour of the Chiefs at Eden Park.

Verdict

I am backing the Chiefs to continue their dominant record over the Blues with a narrow victory.

Best Bet: Chiefs Win Full Time Result @1.80 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Chiefs by 1-12 points Winning Margin @2.87 at bet365 - 2 Units

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