The Western Force return to the top level of rugby when they make the trip to face the Waratahs in Super Rugby AU at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. This should be a cruise for the Waratahs in what is their second game of the competition.
The Waratahs have not impressed in 2020 with only one victory but they are offered an opportunity to get their Super Rugby AU campaign on track against the Western Force.
Last week the Waratahs went down 32-26 away to the Reds and while the performance wasn't anything special, it was better than they produced pre-lockdown.
The Waratahs' only win of the year came against the Lions 29-17 at Bankwest Stadium.
While their form hasn't been great, the Tahs' will feel this clash against the Western Force will be the perfect momentum builder for the rest of the campaign.
Dave Porecki has joined the Waratahs this week from London Irish, but is unavailable as he is currently in quarantine. Head coach Rob Penney is likely to change his squad up as he looks to bring as many players as possible back to match fitness.
Western Force Form
The Western Force have not played in Super Rugby since 2017, when they finished second in the Australian conference with six wins from 15 matches.
It may take some time for the Force to get up to Super Rugby standard given their absence from the competition.
Western Force News
Pekahou Cowan and Nick Frisby have both joined the Force for Super Rugby AU and will add experience to an otherwise inexperienced squad of players.
Waratahs vs Western Force Head to Head
The Waratahs hold a 9-6 advantage over the Western Force in their last 15 meetings.
The last time the sides met was on 15 July 2017. The Force won 40-11 in Perth.
Waratahs vs Western Force Odds
The Waratahs are priced at 1.22 to win the match, while the Western Force are available at 4.50. A draw is paying 29.00.
The handicap is set at -11 for the Waratahs and is available at 1.83 with bet365.
Waratahs vs Western Force Match Up
While the Waratahs are not playing very well, they know that a solid win could well be the catalyst they need to improve their year. The Force have not played at this level for some time, so it will be difficult for them to hit the ground running in their first match back.
Waratahs vs Western Force Stats
Waratahs beat the -11 handicap in their only win this year.
Waratahs have beaten the -11 handicap in 3 of last 5 wins vs Force.
Western Force have not played a competitive match together.
Waratahs vs Western Force FAQ
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Where is the Waratahs vs Western Force Super Rugby AU match being played?
The Waratahs vs Western Force match is being played at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.
When is the Waratahs vs Western Force Super Rugby AU match being played?
The Waratahs vs Western Force match is being played on Saturday 11 July 2020 at 10:15 BST.
The Waratahs are backed to cover the -11 handicap against the untested Western Force.
Best Bet: Waratahs -11 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 5 Units