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Tasman vs Northland Predictions & Tips - Tasman backed for crucial win in NPC

22 Sep 2022
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Ralph Staniforth 22 Sep 2022
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  • Tasman vs Northland predictions for Saturday’s NPC fixture
  • Match is being played at 03:05 BST at the Trafalgar Park
  • Visitors have lost their last 2 games by 29 & 27 points
  • Can Tasman get the win to potentially put them in playoff contention?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Tasman vs Northland Predictions


Tasman have been inconsistent this season but they face a Northland side that have struggled in their last two fixtures. I am backing the hosts to cover the -9 handicap.
  • Tasman vs Northland Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Tasman Form
  • Tasman Injuries & Team News
  • Northland Form
  • Northland Injuries & Team News
  • Tasman vs Northland Live Stream FAQ

  • Tasman have won their last 3 matches against Northland.
  • Tasman have covered the -6 handicap in their last 3 matches against Northland. 
  • Northland have lost their last 2 matches.
  • Northland have lost their last 2 matches by 29 & 27 points.

Head to Head


Tasman have won their last three matches against Northland. The last of which was a 52-6 thrashing in 2019.

Tasman Form


Tasman are fourth in the Evens Conference of the NPC on 19 points from eight matches. That includes three wins and five defeats. Victory here could push them up a place should North Harbour lose.

It has been an inconsistent season from the Tasman outfit. Over their last four matches they have won two and lost two but their failure to put back-to-back wins together has cost them.

Last week Tasman went down 30-27 to Auckland at Eden Park. Prior to that Tasman beat Taranaki 38-27 at home, lost 25-19 at home to Wellington and beat bottom feeders Manawatu 36-26.

Tasman Injuries & Team News


Tasman are a plucky side who are capable of producing very strong performances. The issue is that there is no consistency but I do not foresee wholesale changes this weeknd.

Northland Form


Northland are a place below Tasman in the table but they do have a game in hand. With four wins from their seven matches Northland have a real chance to charge up the table if they can put a couple of wins together.

The concern for Northland will be that they won four of their opening five matches but have now lost their last two quite heavily. At one point they were challenging at the top of the table.

After beating Auckland 23-22 at home, Northland lost 46-17 at Canterbury and 48-21 at home to North Harbour last week. Both performances were well below their standards from earlier in the campaign.

Northland Injuries & Team News


Northland are going to need to change things up if they are to get back to winning ways. Two heavy defeats should result in some changes.

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Verdict

Northland have been well beaten in the last two weeks by 27 and 29 points. The value here is on Tasman to cover the -6 handicap on home soil.

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