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Crusaders vs Blues Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Crusaders backed to win crunch Super Rugby clash

  • Crusaders have won their last 10 encounters against the Blues
  • Crusaders are 35 home games unbeaten in Super Rugby
  • Crusaders have only conceded 4 tries in their last 3 matches
Crusaders vs Blues
Crusaders have won their last 10 matches against the Blues (Getty Images)

The Crusaders welcome the Blues to the Orangetheory Stadium in a top-of-the-table Super Rugby Aotearoa clash on Saturday. Both have three wins from their opening three matches but I’m backing the hosts to clear the seven point handicap.

Crusaders Form


The Crusaders have been largely flawless this season and only suffered one defeat in their six Super Rugby fixtures prior to the break.

In Super Rugby Aotearoa the Crusaders have come out firing with three wins from their opening three matches. First up they beat the Hurricanes 39-25 away before seeing off the Chiefs 19-13 at home.

The Crusaders traveled to Dunedin last weekend and comfortably dealt with the Highlanders 40-20. It was another clinical display from the Saders’ and with confidence high I can see them beating the Blues at home.

Crusaders News


Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has a full squad to pick from with no reported injuries.

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Crusaders have won their opening three games of Super Rugby Aotearoa (Getty images)

Blues Form


The Blues are enjoying a successful season and are also unbeaten in their opening three matches. They began Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 30-20 victory at home against the Hurricanes home before beating the Chiefs 24-12 away.

A narrow 27-24 win over the Highlanders at Eden Park followed last week. It wasn’t a great performance from the Auckland-based outfit but they managed to pull through with a narrow victory.

Blues News


The Blues had a bye last weekend so should be fresh to face the Crusaders. They have no reported injuries.

Crusaders vs Blues Head to Head 


The Crusaders have won their last 10 games against the Blues. Last time they met the Crusaders won 25-8 at Eden Park.

Crusaders vs Blues Odds


Crusaders are priced at 1.36 to win with the Blues available at 3.20. A draw is paying 26.00 with bet365.

The handicap market is set at 7 points and pays 1.91 both ways.

Crusaders vs Blues Match Up


The Crusaders will look to break the Blues down through set pieces and holding onto possession for long periods. 

While the Blues are not necessarily weak at set pieces, they do prefer a more extravagant game. This will likely backfire against the Crusaders should they go ahead with it.

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Impressive Blues tipped to fall short against in-form Crusaders (Getty Image)

Crusaders vs Blues Stats


  • Crusaders have won 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Crusaders have covered the -7 handicap in 5 of their last 7 matches.
  • Crusaders have covered the -7 handicap in 4 of their last 5 matches against the Blues.

Crusaders vs Blues FAQ

Where can I watch Crusaders vs Blues live stream online?

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

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

The Crusaders vs Blues match is being played at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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

The Crusaders vs Blues match is being played on Saturday 11 July 2020 at 08:05 BST.

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Verdict

I'm backing the Crusaders to cover the -7 handicap against the Blues.

Best Bet: Crusaders -7 Handicap Handicap @-109.89 at bet365 - 5 Units

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