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Sunwolves vs Chiefs Betting Tips - Sunwolves tipped in the handicap market

Chiefs could be surprised by Sunwolves in Super Rugby clash
Chiefs vs Sunwolves 2019
The Sunwolves upset the odds in 2019 as they beat the Chiefs 30-15 in Hamilton (Getty Images)

Sunwolves vs Chiefs Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Chiefs travel to the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium to take on the Sunwolves in the third week of the 2020 Super Rugby season. The Sunwolves caused a huge upset against the Chiefs last season and are tipped to go close again.

Sunwolves Form


It is the Sunwolves final season in Super Rugby and they will look to go out with a bang. They are a team mixed from various nationalities and are as unpredictable as ever. 

Against the Rebels they produced an superb performance to win 36-27 victory at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.

Recent seasons have shown that the Sunwolves do well in the opening weeks of Super Rugby, but once injuries take their toll after the fifth or sixth week they start to fade away. The victory over the Chiefs in 2019 will give the Sunwolves confidence but they will need to be accurate in possession.

I’m backing the Sunwolves' energy to be enough to cover the +20 handicap at 1.90. With last season’s upset in mind a one unit layout on a Sunwolves win at 9.00 seems worth the risk.

Sunwolves News


Sunwolves have reported no injuries and come off a bye.

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The Sunwolves were convincing winners against the Rebels in their last Super Rugby match (Getty Images)

Chiefs Form


The Chiefs have had a great start to Super Rugby with two wins from two. Last week they defeated the Crusaders 25-15 at the FMG Stadium. The Chiefs have played well but were fortunate to win both of their opening matches after slow starts.

Against the Sunwolves everyone expects the Chiefs to come out on top. Everyone expected that last season too but then the Sunwolves surprised them with 30-15 win in Hamilton. It was perhaps the upset of the tournament in 2019.

The Chiefs should win the match but the -20 handicap is a bit steep while the short odds of 1.05 for the win offers little value. 

Chiefs News


With protocol in place that New Zealand international players must be rested during the season, the Chiefs may rest some this weekend.

Sunwolves vs Chiefs Head to Head


The Chiefs have won two of their three matches against the Sunwolves. When they met in 2019 it was the Sunwolves who pulled off an incredible 30-15 win in Hamilton.

Sunwolves vs Chiefs Betting Odds


The Sunwolves can be backed at 9.00 to cause an upset with the Chiefs favourites at 1.05. A draw is priced at 41.00. The handicap is set at 20 points and pays 1.90 for either team.

The Sunwolves are priced at 9.00 in the HT/FT market with the Chiefs at 1.33. A Chiefs victory by 1-12 points is priced at 3.60.

Sunwolves vs Chiefs Match Up


Expect this to be an open and high scoring match. The Sunwolves are not blessed with the most physical forward pack but their players are exceptionally mobile. It will be a match of many offloads and fast rucks while both sides will look to score tries off turnover possession.

A match like this is always a lottery and should things go wrong for one of the two sides it could be a big score either way. 

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The Chiefs have gotten two come from behind victories in their first two Super Rugby matches (Getty Images)

Sunwolves vs Chiefs Stats


  • Sunwolves have covered the +20 handicap in 2 of their 3 matches against the Chiefs.
  • Sunwolves beat the Chiefs in their last match (2019).
  • Sunwolves won their 1st game of the 2020 Super Rugby campaign against the Rebels.
  • Chiefs have won by an average of 9 points in their opening 2 Super Rugby matches.

Sunwolves vs Chiefs FAQ

Where can I watch Sunwolves vs Chiefs live stream online?

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Where is the Sunwolves vs Chiefs Super Rugby match being played?

The Sunwolves vs Chiefs match is being played at the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Minato City, Japan.

When is the Sunwolves vs Chiefs Super Rugby match being played?

The Sunwolves vs Chiefs match is being played on Saturday 15 February 2020 at 03:45 GMT.

What is the Sunwolves vs Chiefs head to head?

The Chiefs have won two of their three matches against the Sunwolves but in 2019 the Sunwolves upset the odds to beat the Chiefs 30-15.

What is the Sunwolves recent form?

The Sunwolves won their opening match of the 2020 Super Rugby tournament 36-27 against the Melbourne Rebels.

What is the Chiefs recent form?

The Chiefs have won their opening two matches of the 2020 Super Rugby season against the Blues and Crusaders.

What is the Sunwolves predicted starting line-up against the Chiefs on February 15?

15 James Dargaville, 14 Siosaia Fifita, 13 Keisuke Moriya, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Tautalatasi Tasi, 10 Garth April, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 6 Brendon O’Connor, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Jarred Adams.

What is the Chiefs predicted starting line-up against the Sunwolves on February 15?

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Quinn Tupaea, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8 Sam Cane, 7 Mitchell Karpik, 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tyler Ardron, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Aidan Ross.

Verdict

The Sunwolves beat the Chiefs last season and are backed to cover the +20 handicap. One unit is risked on another upset for the hosts.

Best Bet: Sunwolves +20 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Sunwolves Win Win Market @9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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