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Southland vs Bay of Plenty Tips - Bay of Plenty set for comfortable NPC win

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2023
Ralph Staniforth 25 Sep 2023
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  • Watch Southland vs Bay of Plenty in the NPC on Wednesday (17:05 AEST)
  • Hosts have not won in 8 games this season
  • Can Bay of Plenty get the crucial bonus point win?
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Southland vs Bay of Plenty Tips


Southland have had another atrocious season and have little other than pride to play for. On the other side, Bay of Plenty are still in with a chance of climbing to fifth, so I am backing them to cover the -16 handicap.
  • Southland vs Bay of Plenty Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Southland Form
  • Southland Team News
  • Bay of Plenty Form
  • Bay of Plenty Team News

  • Southland have lost 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Bay of Plenty have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Bay of Plenty have won their last 6 matches against Southland.
  • Bay of Plenty have covered the -16 handicap in their last 2 matches against Southland.

Head to Head


Bay of Plenty have won their last six matches against Southland. Last season they came out on top by 54-21 at home.

Southland Form


Southland have had another pretty shocking year as they sit bottom of the NPC table. They have drawn one and lost seven of their eight games to date.

This past weekend Southland lost 37-7 at home to Hawkes Bay. They were never really in the game as the visitors ran in a bonus point victory.

Prior to that, Southland lost to Manawatu and Canterbury by 10+ points. They will want to get at least one win this season, but it is a tough ask to beat Bay of Plenty.

Southland Team News


Southland, like their opponents played this weekend so they should be looking to make quite a few changes.

Bay of Plenty Form


Bay of Plenty are seventh on the NPC table with five wins and three defeats in eight games. This is however their game in hand and offers an opportunity to move up to sixth with a win and sixth if they win by 25+ points.

Bay of Plenty are in good form coming into this fixture having won four of their last five games. That includes a 32-26 success at Northland this past weekend.

Many of their victories have been by narrow margins but they will hope this weekend they can win with more comfort. A bonus point will be essential while improving their points difference will also help greatly.

Bay of Plenty Team News


Having won a tough fixture this weekend, Bay of Plenty are probably not going to be at full strength. That will be a concern in this must-win game.

Verdict

I am backing Bay of Plenty to cover the -16 handicap.

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