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22 Sep 2022
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Ralph Staniforth 22 Sep 2022
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  • Wellington vs Waikato predictions for Saturday’s NPC fixture
  • Match is being played at 05:35 BST at the Wellington Regional Stadium
  • Wellington have won their last 5 games
  • Can Waikato avoid back-to-back defeats?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Wellington vs Waikato Predictions


This should be a huge battle between the top two sides in the conference. Wellington are slight underdogs but with five wins on the bounce, momentum is with them. There is value in backing a home win at over evens.
  • Wellington vs Waikato Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Wellington Form
  • Wellington Injuries & Team News
  • Waikato Form
  • Waikato Injuries & Team News
  • Wellington vs Waikato Live Stream FAQ

  • Wellington have won their last 5 matches.
  • Wellington have won 2 of their last 3 matches against Waikato.
  • Waikato lost their last match.

Head to Head


Wellington have won four of their last seven matches against Waikato. The last fixture ended in a 39-21 victory at home to Wellington in 2019.

Wellington Form


Wellington are second on the Odds Conference in the NPC behind only Waikato. Of their eight matches, Wellington have won six and lost two, putting them on 28 points.

Victory here should take them ahead of Waikato unless the visitors get a losing bonus point. Wellington’s two defeats this season both came within the opening three rounds of the season, they have since won five on the bounce.

Over their last three matches Wellington have beaten Tasman 25-19 away, Otago 32-26 at home and last week they beat Hawke’s Bay 19-12 away.

Wellington Injuries & Team News


Wellington have won their last five matches and been reasonably consistent in selection throughout. With this being a top of the table clash they will run out with their strongest available side.

Waikato Form


Waikato are top of the table in the NPC Odds Conference, three points ahead of their hosts. They have won six, drawn one and lost one of their eight matches to date.

Their only defeat of the season came last weekend when they went down 27-20 at Otago. Waikato’s other non-win came in round one in a draw against Hawke’s Bay.

Prior to their defeat last weekend, Waikato beat Southland 54-24 and Auckland 30-15 at home.

Waikato Injuries & Team News


There have been no reported injuries to the Waikato side this week. They suffered their first defeat of the season but the coaching staff are likely to stick with the players that remained unbeaten up to that point.

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Verdict

Wellington are on a five-match winning streak while Waikato lost their first match of the season last weekend. I am backing the hosts to win this and make it six unbeaten.

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