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Chiefs vs Hurricanes Betting Tips & Odds – Hurricanes can upset the odds in Hamilton

  • Chiefs have lost all three Super Rugby Aotearoa matches
  • Hurricanes come into the match fresh off a bye week
  • Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs 27-24 at the FMG Stadium in their last clash
Chiefs vs Hurricanes

The Chiefs host the Hurricanes at the FMG Stadium on Sunday in the fourth round of Super Rugby Aotearoa. Neither side goes into this clash in great form but I’m backing the Canes’ on the handicap with a possible upset on the cards.

Chiefs Form


The Chiefs began their Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 28-27 defeat to the Highlanders in Dunedin and have since regressed further.

Week two saw the Blues beat them 24-12 at home before the Crusaders handed the Chiefs a third straight loss last weekend. It may have ended 18-13 in Christchurch but the hosts were dominant throughout. The atrocious weather conditions was a major reason the Chiefs stayed in this match.

Chiefs News


The Chiefs are expected to remain largely unchanged with no reported injuries. Kaleb Trask could however earn a recall ahead of Aaron Cruden at fly-half.

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Chiefs have lost all three of their opening Super Rugby Aotearoa matches (Getty Images)

Hurricanes Form


The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 27-24 in Waikato in their final game before Super Rugby was abandoned this year. Since the return the Canes have not been particularly impressive but their two matches have come against the two strongest sides.

An opening weekend 30-20 loss to the Blues in Auckland was followed by a 39-25 defeat to the Crusaders in Wellington but the match was not as one-sides as the score suggests. With 12 minutes to go the Hurricanes were level at 25-25 but two late tries sealed the deal for the Crusaders.

Hurricanes News


The Hurricanes have no injury worries after enjoying a bye last week. South African-born winger Kobus van Wyk may earn himself a first start in Canes colours.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Head to Head


The Hurricanes hold a 4-1 advantage over the Chiefs in their last six matches along with one draw. When they met in March 2020 the Hurricanes were 27-24 winners thanks to an 84th minute penalty kick by Jordie Barrett at the FMG Stadium.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Odds


The Chiefs are priced at 1.50 and the Hurricanes at 2.70. A draw will pay 23.00 with bet365.

There is value in the handicap market with it set at 5 points and pays 1.90 for both sides.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Match Up


Should the weather play along this should be a feast of attacking rugby. Both teams enjoy the ball-in-hand approach but recent history falls in favour of the Canes. The visitors will once again look to dominate a fragile Chiefs forward pack which will allow their backline to gain front-foot ball.

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Hurricanes beat the Chiefs at the FMG Stadium in March 2020 (Getty Images)

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Stats


  • Chiefs have lost their last 3 matches in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
  • Hurricanes have won 3 of their last 4 matches against the Chiefs.
  • Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 27-24 in their last match.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes FAQ

Where can I watch Chiefs vs Hurricanes live stream online?

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

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

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

The Chiefs vs Hurricanes match is being played on Sunday 5 July 2020 at 04:35 BST.

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Verdict

I'm backing the Hurricanes cover the handicap while an upset victory is on the cards against an out of form Chiefs outfit.

Best Bet: Hurricanes +5 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Hurricanes Win Full Time Result @170 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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