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Blues vs Highlanders Betting Tips & Preview – Can Blues get third continue their winning ways?

  • Highlanders poor 2020 form tipped to continue
  • Blues stars on fire
Blues vs Highlanders

The Blues have continued in Super Rugby Aotearoa where they left off the 2020 Super Rugby campaign. This weekend they host a Highlanders side at Eden Park who have yet to fire despite winning their opening match against the Chiefs.

At a capacity Eden Park the Blues should be too strong considering the confidence with which they are playing. The handicap market look particularly interesting for the hosts.

Blues Form & Team News

The Blues season keeps getting better and it is clearly the confidence is at an high not seen in the franchise for some time. Their last three matches ended in victory – first the Blues defeated the Stormers at Newlands 33-14 before beating the Hurricanes 24-15 in Wellington.

In their final game before the season ended the Blues smashed the Lions 43-10 in Auckland. That form has continued in Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 30-20 victory over the Hurricanes at home and a 24-12 win in Hamilton against the more fancied Chiefs.

The Blues do not have any serious injuries to contend with this weekend. Otere Black was performed well at fly-half but Beauden Barrett will surely look to slot into his favoured position sooner rather than later.

Auckland Blues
Blues have own their opening two Super Rugby Aotearoa matches comfortably (Getty Images)

Highlanders Form & Team News

The Highlanders only won one of their five matches prior to the Covid-19 break in 2020 Super Rugby. Their season was threatening to fall apart so the break came at a good time for them but a win over the Chiefs in their Super Rugby Aotearoa opener may give them some confidence.

The Chiefs are a team who themselves are struggling for confidence at the moment but that last minute 28-27 victory two weeks ago will give the Highlanders hope. 

The Highlanders had a bye last week and have reported no injury concerns. They are likely to stick with the winning combinations from their last outing.

Blues vs Highlanders Head to Head

The Highlanders hold a 7-3 advantage over the Blues in their last 10 Super Rugby matches. The last time they met was in the 2019 Super Rugby where the Highlanders won 24-12 in Dunedin.

Blues vs Highlanders Odds

The Blues are favourites at $1.25 with the Highlanders priced at $4.00 with bet365. A draw comes in at $26.00.

The handicap is set at 10 points and pays $1.90 both ways.

Blues vs Highlanders Match Up

The Blues showed some defensive lapses last week and will need to improve this week against a well rested Highlanders outfit. Both teams will target the set piece to achieve early dominance which could lead to a stop-start affair early on.

Highlanders have endured a tough 2020 and have only one win in their last four matches (Getty Images)

Blues vs Highlanders Stats

  • Blues have covered the -10 handicap in 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Blues have won their last 5 matches.
  • Highlanders have failed to cover the -10 handicap in their last 2 away matches.
  • Highlanders have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.

Blues vs Highlanders FAQ

Where can I watch Blues vs Highlanders live stream online?

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Where is the Blues vs Highlanders Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Blues vs Highlanders match is being played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

When is the Blues vs Highlanders Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Blues vs Highlanders match is being played on Saturday 27 June 2020 at 08:05 BST.

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