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Northland vs Bay of Plenty Tips - Bay of Plenty backed in NPC clash

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Last updated: 21 Sep 2023
Ralph Staniforth 21 Sep 2023
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  • Tips for Northland vs Bay of Plenty in the NPC on Friday (17:05 AEST)
  • Hosts have lost 3 of their last 4 games
  • Can Bay of Plenty get the crucial win?
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Bay of Plenty have been in good form of late (Getty Images)

Northland vs Bay of Plenty Tips


Northland are decent at home, but Bay of Plenty have some good form. I’m backing the visitors to cover the -5 handicap.
  • Northland vs Bay of Plenty Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Northland Form
  • Northland Team News
  • Bay of Plenty Form
  • Bay of Plenty Team News

  • Northland have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Bay of Plenty have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Bay of Plenty have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Northland.

Head to Head


Bay of Plenty have won three of their last four encounters against Northland, but it was Northland who came out on top in their last match. When they met last year Northland won 23-21 away from home.

Northland Form


Northland are struggling down in 11th place on the NPC table. Thus far they have managed just two wins from their eight matches along with a 15-all draw against Southland.

To kick September off Northland produced perhaps their best performance of the season to beat Hawkes Bay 44-21 at home. Two weeks prior to that they also beat Tasman, but they have struggled against weaker sides for some reason.

In their second to last game Northland suffered a 30-15 loss to Otago while they were hammered 50-31 at North Harbour last weekend.

Northland Team News


The playoffs are not completely out of the question, but it will require some strong performances. This simply is a must-win game for Northland.

Bay of Plenty Form


Bay of Plenty currently occupies eighth place, the final quarter-final spot. They have, however, played one game fewer than all the sides above them.

Bay of Plenty are in good form coming into this match having won three of their last four. Their only defeat came last week at home against table-topping Wellington.

Prior to that, Bay of Plenty beat Taranaki, Otago, and Hawkes Bay. The wins over Taranaki and Hawkes Bay were both by three points though.

Bay of Plenty Team News


With a game in hand Bay of Plenty have the chance to jump up the table, but they will have to win here to give themselves that chance.

Verdict

Bay of Plenty are tipped to cover the -5 handicap.

Best Bet1: Best Bet Bay of Plenty -5 @10/11 at Betr - 5 Units
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Bay of Plenty -5
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