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Waratahs vs Rebels Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Rebels backed in handicap market

  • Waratahs have only managed 2 victories in 9 matches in 2020
  • The match has been moved from Melbourne to Sydney due to restrictions
  • Rebels come into the match fresh after not playing last weekend
  • Rebels beat the Waratahs 24-10 earlier this season
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Rebels are tipped to cover the handicap against the Waratahs despite the game moving to Sydney (Getty Images)

The Rebels will be looking to get their first win of the Super Rugby AU competition when they visit the Sydney Cricket Ground to play the Waratahs on Friday. The Tahs’ form has been slightly better in recent weeks but the Rebels are a stronger outfit and are fresh off a bye this week.

The match was originally scheduled for AAMI Park in Melbourne but due to restrictions in the Victoria region, the Waratahs have agreed to swap this fixture with the one where they host the Rebels later in the competition.

Waratahs Form


The Waratahs form in 2020 has been atrocious with only two victories in their nine fixtures. Since Super Rugby AU began the Waratahs have lost two and won one but their form has been a bit better than in Super Rugby earlier this year.

A 32-26 opening weekend defeat to the Reds was followed by an unconvincing 23-14 win over the Western Force in Sydney. Last weekend the Tahs’ almost upset the odds as they went down 24-23 to the Brumbies at home.

Waratahs News


The Waratahs have reported no serious injuries although a few changes can be expected. Angus Bell and Robbie Abel will certainly be contenders to come in at front-row after making an impact off the bench.

Rebels Form


The Rebels began the Super Rugby AU campaign with a 31-23 defeat to the Brumbies at the GIO Stadium in Canberra. In their last match the Rebels would have been keen to bounce back against the Reds and for large periods of the match it seemed like they would.

With five minutes to play the Rebels led the Reds 18-8 and in reality deserved victory. They however allowed the Reds to score a penalty and a converted try at the death to draw 18-18. There was 10 minutes of extra time but neither side managed to score the golden points.

Confidence will be high in the Rebels camp though after defeating the Waratahs earlier this season 24-10 in Melbourne.

Rebels News


The Rebels should be a full strength for this clash after having a bye last weekend. They will be desperate to get a win under the belt after a disappointing result last time out.

Waratahs vs Rebels Head to Head


The Waratahs hold a 9-2 advantage over the Rebels in their last 11 fixtures. It is however the Rebels who won the last encounter in Melbourne earlier this year. It was a dominant performance by the hosts’ as they went on to win 24-10.

Waratahs vs Rebels Odds


The Waratahs are priced at 2.05 to win with the Rebels at 1.80. A draw can be backed at 23.00.

The Rebels can be backed to cover the -3.5 handicap at 2.07 with Unibet.

Waratahs vs Rebels Match Up


The Rebels will be fresh after enjoying a bye weekend while the Waratahs come off a very physical encounter against the Brumbies. Up front the Rebels and Waratahs should match up pretty well but it is at the back where the Rebels should prove superior.

Waratahs vs Rebels Stats


  • Waratahs have failed to cover the +3.5 handicap in 6 of their last 9 matches.
  • Waratahs have lost 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • Rebels beat the Waratahs 24-14 in their last match.
  • Rebels have covered the -3.5 handicap in 3 of their last 6 matches.

Waratahs vs Rebels FAQ

Where can I watch Waratahs vs Rebels live stream online?

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

The Waratahs vs Rebels match is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

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

The Waratahs vs Rebels match is being played on Friday 24 July 2020 at 10:05 BST.

Why is the Waratahs vs Rebels match being played in Sydney?

While this was supposed to be a home match for the Rebels, the Waratahs have agreed to host this match and play the Rebels in Melbourne later in Super Rugby AU. This is due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed on the region of Victoria.

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Verdict

The Rebels have been superior this season and are tipped to cover the -3.5 handicap.

Best Bet: Rebels -3.5 Handicap Handicap @+107 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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