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Waratahs vs Reds Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Reds tipped to cover handicap in Sydney

  • Waratahs have lost by more than 5 points to the Reds twice this season
  • Tahs’ have lost 9 of their 11 Super Rugby matches in 2020
  • Jordan Petaia set for Reds return after long injury layoff
  • Talented Reds have won 2 of their last 4 matches by more than 5 points
  • Waratahs host the Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday
Reds vs Waratahs
Reds have covered the -5 handicap in both matches against he Waratahs in 2020 (Getty Images)

The Waratahs face the Reds in a must-win Super Rugby AU match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. The Reds will want to cement their second place position with victory and have plenty of confidence having already beaten the Waratahs twice this season.

Waratahs Form


The Waratahs return from a bye last weekend and will be desperate for the victory to stay within touching distance of those ahead of them.

The Tahs’ opened their Super Rugby AU campaign with a 32-26 away loss to the Reds before beating the Western Force 23-14 at home. Perhaps their best performance came a week later when they lost 24-23 to the Brumbies at home.

In their last match the Waratahs were humbled 29-10 against the Rebels. It was an ineffective display in which they were dominated from start to finish.

Waratahs News


The Waratahs have a fully fit squad from which to pick. They should all be well rested after having a bye last weekend.

Reds Form


The Reds suffered their first defeat of Super Rugby AU last weekend when they went down to the Brumbies 22-20 away from home. Going into the latter stages the Reds held the lead but a late penalty cost them dearly.

The Reds still sit second on the table and will want to consolidate that position with a win this weekend. They beat the Waratahs at home 32-26 on the opening weekend of Super Rugby AU before they drew 18-18 against the Rebels and beat the Western Force 31-24 at home.

Reds News


The Reds won’t make too many changes but Jordan Petaia could make his first start in the competition at centre. There is also talk of Tate McDermott coming in at scrum-half ahead of Scott Malolua.

Waratahs vs Reds Head to Head


The Waratahs hold a 15-5 advantage over the Reds in their last 20 fixtures. The last time they met the Reds won 32-26 at the Suncorp Stadium.

Waratahs vs Reds Odds


The Waratahs are priced at 2.70 with the Reds at 1.50 to win. A draw can be backed at 23.00. The handicap is set at 5 points.

Waratahs vs Reds Match Up


The biggest concern for the Waratahs will be their poor set piece displace alongside their inability to keep the penalty count down. The Reds have performed well in Super Rugby AU and will certainly capitalise on any errors.

Waratahs vs Reds Stats


  • Waratahs have lost by 6 and 19 points in 2 of their last 4 matches.
  • Waratahs have lost 9 of their last 11 matches.
  • Reds have covered the -5 handicap in their last 2 matches against the Waratahs.
  • Reds have covered the -5 handicap in their 2 victories in Super Rugby AU.

Waratahs vs Reds FAQ

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

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

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

The Waratahs vs Reds match is being played on Saturday 8 August 2020 at 10:15 BST.

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Verdict

I'm tipping the Reds to cover the -5 handicap as they have done in their last two matches against the Waratahs. 

Best Bet: Reds -5 Handicap Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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