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Rebels vs Western Force Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Rebels set to bash their way into playoffs

  • Rebels face the Western Force at the McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday
  • Rebels must win by 4 or more points to qualify for the playoffs
  • Western Force have not won a match this season
  • Force have lost their last 3 matches by 17 or more points
Western Force vs Rebels
Rebels backed for comfortable victory over ailing Force (Getty Images)

The Rebels face the Western Force in a must-win Super Rugby AU fixture at the McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday. A victory will be enough for the Rebels to get into the playoffs, while the Force have nothing to play for and have been well beaten over the last three weeks. 

Rebels Form


The Rebels have lost their last two matches with the pressure on to win this match and qualify for the playoffs. 

Last week they went down 38-32 to the Waratahs in Sydney but the losing bonus point has ensured they only need victory by four points to get into the playoffs.

Before last weekend’s defeat, the Rebels lost 19-3 to the Reds but showed their quality prior to that with a 30-12 win over run-a-away league leaders, the Brumbies.

With this being the final match of the regular season the Rebels won’t lack motivation against a clearly jaded Force outfit.

Rebels News


The Rebels are full strength due to the importance of this fixture. Full-back Dane Haylett-Petty is unlikely to make a return in time which means Reece Hodge will continue in that position. 

Star man Matt To’omua featured at inside centre last week but could return to his favoured fly-half position at the expense of Andrew Deegan.

Western Force Form


The Western Force managed to be competitive in the opening weeks of Super Rugby AU but they have fallen away rather dramatically over the last month. 

Last week they lost 31-14 to a weakened Brumbies outfit and were humiliated 57-5 against the Reds the week before.

Going further back the Force lost 20-8 to the Waratahs and 24-0 against the Brumbies. Between those two results the Western Force lost 25-20 to the Rebels in what was one of their more impressive performances of the season.

Western Force News


With nothing to play for the Western Force are likely to change things up a bit. Nick Frisby could come in at scrum-half. 

Richard Kahui will be looking for a return to the starting  line-up at centre while Chris Heiberg impressed off the bench at hooker last week.

Rebels vs Western Force Head to Head


The Rebels hold a 3-2 advantage over the Western Force in their last five matches. The last time they met the Rebels won 25-20 in Sydney.

Rebels vs Western Force Odds


Rebels are clear favourites at 1.17 with the Western Force priced at 5.50 to cause an upset. The handicap for this match is set at 14 points.

Rebels vs Western Force Match Up


The Western Force have run out of steam the longer this tournament has progressed. They don’t possess quality in depth to be competitive over a long period while the Rebels will be up for this as they need a victory to get into the playoffs.

Rebels vs Western Force Stats


  • Rebels have scored 75 points more than the Western Force in 2020 Super Rugby AU.
  • Rebels must win to qualify for the 2020 Super Rugby AU playoffs.
  • Western Force have lost their last 3 matches by 17, 55 & 20 points.
  • Western Force have lost all 7 matches in the 2020 Super Rugby AU.
  • Western Force have conceded the most (219) points in the 2020 Super Rugby AU.

Rebels vs Western Force FAQ

Where can I watch Rebels vs Western Force live stream online?

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Where is the Rebels vs Western Force Super Rugby AU match being played?

The Rebels vs Western Force match is being played at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Australia.

When is the Rebels vs Western Force Super Rugby AU match being played?

The Rebels vs Western Force match is being played on Saturday 5 September 2020 at 08:15 BST.

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Verdict

I'm backing the Rebels to cover the -14 handicap as the Force slump to yet another heavy defeat.

Best Bet: Rebels -14 Handicap Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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