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Highlanders vs Hurricanes Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Hurricanes tipped to make it six in a row

  • Highlanders have suffered defeat in 5 of their 7 Super Rugby Aoteaora matches
  • Hurricanes in search of 6th straight victory
  • Hurricanes defeated the Highlanders 17-11 in their last encounter
  • Handicap and HT/FT market holds plenty of value
  • High scoring match expected under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium
Hurricanes vs Highlanders
Hurricanes are on a five match winning streak in Super Rugby Aotearoa (Getty Images)

The Highlanders and Hurricanes conclude their Super Rugby Aotearoa season at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday. The title has already been won by the Crusaders but the Hurricanes will be keen make it six wins in a row under the roof in Dunedin.

Highlanders Form


The Highlanders have only managed two victories in Super Rugby Aotearoa this season. Both came against the Chiefs who finished bottom of the table.

While there have been glimpses of light at the end of tunnel for the struggling Highlander,s they have yet to put a decent 80 minute performance together. Last week they led 22-13 with 20 minutes to play against the Crusaders but ended up losing 32-22 at home.

The previous week the Highlanders went down 32-21 at home to the Blues while earlier this season they lost 17-11 to the Hurricanes.

Highlanders News


The Highlanders were brilliant for the first 60 minutes last week and won’t make too many changes for this clash. Scrum-half Aaron Smith will be the key player once again along with fly-half Josh Ioane.

Hurricanes Form


The Hurricanes have won their last five matches in Super Rugby Aotearoa. This run hasn’t been enough to secure themselves the title with the Crusaders having been crowned champions last week.

This streak began with a 26-18 win at the Chiefs which was followed by a 17-11 victory over the Highlanders at home. The Blues then went down 29-27 to the Hurricanes before the Crusaders’ home winning streak came to an end when the Canes’ beat them 34-32.

Last week the Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 32-19 in Hamilton. It was a victory that gave the Hurricanes a chance of claiming the title, but the Crusaders victory the following day dashed those hopes.

Hurricanes News


Hurricanes are fresh off a bye and have a full squad to pick from.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes Head to Head


The Hurricanes hold a 12-9 advantage over the Highlanders in their last 21 matches. They last met in round five of Super Rugby Aotearoa when the Hurricanes ran out 17-11 winners in Wellington.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes Odds


The Highlanders are paying 2.33 to win with the Hurricanes priced at 1.62. A draw is available at 23.00. 

The handicap for this match is set at 3 points.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes Match Up


This could be a high scoring affair with both teams keen to keep ball in hand. Under the roof at the Forsyth Barr Stadium the weather won’t play a role. 

The Hurricanes edge it in terms of quality on the pitch while their form suggests a comfortable victory.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes Stats


  • Highlanders have lost 4 of their last 5 matches by more than 3 points.
  • Hurricanes have covered the -3 handicap in 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Hurricanes beat the Highlanders 17-11 in their last match.
  • Hurricanes have won their last 5 matches in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Highlanders vs Hurricanes FAQ

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

The Highlanders vs Hurricanes match is being played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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

The Highlanders vs Hurricanes match is being played on Saturday 15 August 2020.at 08:05 BST.

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Verdict

The Hurricanes are backed to make it six wins in a row by covering the -3 handicap and winning at HT/FT.

Best Bet: Hurricanes -3 Handicap Handicap @-114.94 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Hurricanes HT/FT Half Time/Full Time @105 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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