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Western Force vs Reds Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Convincing win beckons for Reds

  • Hapless Force have lost all 5 Super Rugby AU matches this season
  • Lockdown measures make Force play home match in Reds territory
  • Force suffered a 28-8 loss last weekend against the Waratahs
  • Reds can go top of Super Rugby AU table with victory
  • Reds season back on track after 19-3 victory last weekend
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Reds are backed to cover the handicap against the Western Force in Super Rugby AU clash (Getty Images)

The Reds travel to the Cbus Stadium to face the Western Force in a crucial Super Rugby AU clash on Friday. The game is being played in Queensland - home to the Reds - and with top spot up for grabs I’m backing the Reds to win comfortably.

Western Force Form


The Western Force began Super Rugby AU in reasonably impressive fashion considering their weak squad and the fact that they haven’t competed at this level since 2017. That is starting to change as we grow deeper into the competition.

The Force sit bottom of the table with only two points, one of which was gained by losing 31-24 to the Reds in round 3 of the competition.

Since then they lost 24-0 to the Brumbies, 25-20 to the Rebels and last week the Force crashed to a 28-8 defeat to the Waratahs.

Western Force News


The Force are struggling and will need to freshen things up. Veteran scrum-half Nick Frisby should come in for Ian Prior while Chris Heiberg, Johan Bardoul and Ollie Atkins will all be pushing to get a start.

Reds Form


The Reds currently occupy the second position on the Super Rugby AU table and will be desperate for a convincing win to go into top spot. The Queensland-based outfit have won three of their six matches with one draw and two defeats.

Last week the Reds put in a commanding performance to beat the Rebels 19-3 at home. The performance was even more impressive considering the total collapse they suffered the week before when they went down 45-12 at the Waratahs.

Reds News


The Reds are likely to continue with Jordan Petaia on the win after he made his comeback last weekend. Full-back Bryce Hegarty will have to settle for a spot on the bench after the Reds back-line impressed in his absence.

Western Force vs Reds Head to Head


The Western Force hold a 3-2 advantage over the Reds in their last 5 Super Rugby matches. When they met earlier this season it was the Reds who came out on top 31-24 in Brisbane.

Western Force vs Reds Odds


The Western Force are priced at 4.50 to win with the Reds paying a 1.22. A draw can be backed at 34.00.

The handicap is set at 11 points for this match.

Western Force vs Reds Match Up


Last time these two teams met the Reds had the better of set pieces and it should be the case again. The Force have dropped off the pace somewhat in recent weeks as their weak squad depth is put to the test the deeper we go into the competition.

Western Force vs Reds Stats


  • Western Force have lost 2 of their last 3 matches by 24 & 20 points.
  • Western Force have lost all 5 Super Rugby AU matches in 2020.
  • Western Force have only managed 66 points in 5 matches this season.
  • Reds covered the -11 handicap in their last Super Rugby AU match.
  • Reds are 2nd on the Super Rugby AU table.
  • Reds have the 2nd best attack in Super Rugby AU.

Western Force vs Reds FAQ

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

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

The Western Force vs Reds match is being played at the Cbus Stadium in Queensland, Australia.

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

The Western Force vs Reds match is being played on Friday 21 August 2020 at 10:05 BST.

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Verdict

The Reds are backed to cover the -11 handicap against the Western Force and go top of the table.

Best Bet: Reds -11 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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