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Crusaders vs Chiefs Predictions & Tips - Crusaders set for comfortable win

Last updated: 20 Feb 2023
Ralph Staniforth 20 Feb 2023
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  • Watch the Crusaders vs Chiefs Super Rugby on Friday (06:05 GMT)
  • Hosts have won 50 of their last 54 home games
  • Can the Chiefs upset the odds in Super Rugby opener?
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Crusaders to cover against Chiefs in Super Rugby (Getty Images)

Crusaders vs Chiefs Predictions

The Crusaders are exceptionally strong on home soil. With the handicap set at six points, I’m backing the hosts to cover it.
  • Crusaders vs Chiefs Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Crusaders Form
  • Crusaders Injuries & Team News
  • Chiefs Form
  • Chiefs Injuries & Team News

  • Crusaders have won 50 of their last 54 home matches.
  • Crusaders beat the Chiefs by 13 points in their last match.
  • Crusaders have won 6 of their last 8 matches against the Chiefs.
  • Chiefs won 6 of their last 7 matches.

Head to Head

Crusaders have won six of their last eight Super Rugby fixtures against the Chiefs. In their last outing the Saders’ won 20-7 during the 2022 semi-final.

Crusaders Form

The Crusaders finished second on the Super Rugby table in 2022. They won 11 of their 14 matches, ending six points behind the Blues.

They did however go on to win the final against the Blues. The Crusaders got past the Chiefs with a 20-7 home win in the semi-final.

It was an awesome end to the campaign as the Crusaders went on a seven-match winning streak, culminating in victory over the Blues.

Crusaders Injuries & Team News

The Crusaders team will be announced on Thursday.

Chiefs Form

The Chiefs had a decent season in 2022 after struggling in 2021. They finished the season in third place with 10 wins from 14 matches.

In the semi-final the Chiefs went down 20-7 at the Crusaders which put an end to their season. This year they will hope to qualify inside the top two for home playoff possibilities.

Chiefs Injuries & Team News

The Chiefs side will be announced later this week.


Crusaders are backed to cover the -6 handicap against the Chiefs on home soil.

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