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Hurricanes vs Highlanders Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Hurricanes to keep Super Rugby title hopes alive

  • Hurricanes offer great value in the handicap market
  • Hurricanes have dominated the Highlanders at home in recent outings
  • Highlanders have won only 2 matches in 2020
Hurricanes vs Highlanders
Hurricanes tipped to put in a big performance against Highlanders in Wellington (Getty Images)

The Hurricanes host the Highlanders at Sky Stadium in round five of the Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sunday. The Hurricanes have enjoyed a fine run of form against the Highlanders, I expect that to continue with value in in the handicap market.

Hurricanes Form


The Hurricanes had a decent start to the 2020 Super Rugby competition with four wins from their six matches. Their start to Super Rugby Aotearoa has been less than impressive.

The Canes lost their opening match 30-20 away to the impressive Blues before going down 39-25 at home to the Crusaders.

The most recent fixture was a well-earned 25-18 away win against the Chiefs in Waikato. The Hurricanes were reduced to 14 men after Scott Scrafton was sent off for a second yellow card. 

They battled well and saw the game out well to claim their first win.

Hurricanes News


The Hurricanes don’t have any injury concerns and will be expected to keep their momentum going by not tinkering with the line-up. Scott Scrafton will serve no suspension for his red card.

Hurricanes

Highlanders Form


The Highlanders have had a poor 2020. Super Rugby didn't go well and despite a 28-27 victory over the Chiefs at home in the first round of Super Rugby Aotearoa, they have lost their subsequent matches.

In the second round the Highlanders lost 27-24 away to the Blues before getting hammered 40-20 at home to the Crusaders.

Highlanders News


Highlanders lock Josh Dickson was stretchered off in their last game and his fitness will be assessed.

They are missing a few key players in Nehe Milner-Skudder, Josh Ioane and the impressive Sam Gilbert.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Head to Head


The Hurricanes hold an 11-9 advantage over the Highlanders in their last 20 clashes. Their last meeting in April 2019 saw the Hurricanes claim a 31-28 win in Dunedin.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Odds


The Hurricanes have been priced at 1.41 while the Highlanders are paying 3.00 with bet365. The handicap is set at 6 points with either way paying 1.90.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Match Up


The Hurricanes were impressive in their prior match and the return of All Black Jordie Barrett was a major difference. On the other hand the Highlanders have not impressed this season and are missing a few key players.

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The Highlanders have struggled for form throughout 2020 with only two victories to their name (Getty Images)

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Stats


  • Hurricanes have covered the -6 handicap in 3 of their last 4 home matches against the Highlanders.
  • Hurricanes won their last match 25-18 against the Chiefs.
  • Highlanders have lost 4 of their last 6 matches by 20, 6, 25 & 20 points.
  • Highlanders have lost 5 of their last 6 matches.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders FAQ

Where can I watch Hurricanes vs Highlanders live stream online?

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

The Hurricanes vs Highlanders match is being played at Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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

The Hurricanes vs Highlanders match is being played on Sunday 12 July 2020 at 04:35 BST.

Verdict

I'm backing the Hurricanes to continue their domination over the Highlanders by covering the -6 handicap.

Best Bet: Hurricanes -6 Handicap Handicap @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units

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